Lenovo announces two new mid-range smartphones

Lenovo, popularly know for its laptops, have added two new mid-range Android Smartphones in their arsenal, Lenovo S930 and Lenovo S650.

Both the smartphones comes with a similar design language with one having a larger screen than the other. From the press render images, the rear seems to have a metal background but might turn out to be a plastic one similar to the Galaxy S4. The bezels around the display is thinner than most of the medium range smartphones out there in the market, a factor that is important to those buyers who would love to see their smartphone’s display take most of the front space instead of black borders.

Lenovo S650

The Lenovo S650 comes with a 4.7-inch qHD display that has a pixel density of 234 ppi and is armed with a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU Mediatek processor and a 1GB RAM. For internal memory, it has been allotted with only 8GB of space but thanks to the on-board memory card slot, it is expandable upto 32GB. The new entrant comes with a 8MP camera and a VGA front-facing camera and will run on the late Android 4.2 powered by a 2000mAH battery.

The Lenovo S650 will carry a price tag of $366 and will only be available in Silver.

Lenovo S930

On the other hand, its big brother, S930 features a 6-inch display with a HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 245 ppi, slightly higher than the S650. It boasts the same processor, RAM and rear camera as its younger version. The few differences ar: 1.3-MP front facing camera, running on upgraded 4.2.1 Jellybean and a 3000 mAh battery. As it come with few upgraded features, it would retail for $427.

Both of these smartphones would be available in single and dual SIM versions.

Techetron’s Verdict: At the price tag, you can find better alternatives with higher tech specs. On the other hand, there are many non-branded Chinese smartphones which would give you the same specs at a much lower price. If you want to stick with a brand, the Nexus 5 [32GB Version] would be the best option because of its hefty hardware specifications and a relatively lower price. At $400, you would be getting a much better smartphone then the ones listed above.


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