CES 2013: Lenovo Releases New Range of Android Phones
Though Lenovo isn’t that big a name when it comes to smartphones, their new line of smartphones apparently drew the biggest crowd at Sunday night’s CES Unveiled according to PCWorld.
Prices for the Android smartphones range from cheap entry level to the more expensive high-end. The phones are meant to be released in emerging markets like Russia, India, and Indonesia next year. Perhaps they might add Nigeria in the mix somewhere.
This phone runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and comes with a massive 3500mAh battery. According to PCWorld, “Lenovo claims that the P770′s large battery will keep the phone going for more than 12 hours, a claim we’re likely to believe given the fact that Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx HD currently tops our battery life lab tests with a smaller 3300mAh battery.” It needs that battery to power its 4.5-inch qHD IPS display. We’re going to assume this is one of the high-end devices Lenovo has. Not ridiculously impressive, but if the battery life is really what they say it is, I guess it works out.
This phone is for those looking for more than just battery life. It features a vibrant 5-inch IPS display, with a screen about the same size as the original Samsung Galaxy Note. It also has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and runs Android 4.1 with a custom Lenovo skin running on top. PCWorld describes the phone as “a little too plasticky, but it performed well in spite of having only a dual-core chipset.”
Finally, there’s Lenovo’s entry level smartphone running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The phone has the same display as the P770, and is set as more of multimedia device. The phone has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 8-megapixel camera, and ships with Dolby’s audio software pre-loaded for an enhanced listening experience. Many budget smartphones, like the Tecno N3, are still sold running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I think this raises the bar for budget smartphones.
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