In the past few months, Lenovo has made quite a few progressive moves that would eventually help the brand to maintain its position in both Indian as well as International markets.
From acquiring Motorola Mobility (handset division) from Google to betting big on Bollywood's current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, the Beijing-based company surely knows how to do business.
India is the fastest growing smartphone market in the last quarter of 2013, and Lenovo knows that very well.
That's why the company today introduced the S660 phone under its S series in the Indian market. The S660 is a premium phone having a quad-core processor under the hood. However, Lenovo is not asking you pay a premium to buy the S660. Priced at Rs. 13,999, the S660 will be made available across India via thedostore starting today.
The Lenovo S660 was originally announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), held in Barcelona at the end of February 2014. Now, finally the phone being made available in India at an affordable price tag.
Talking more about its spec and features, the Lenovo S660 features a 4.7-inch qHD display having a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (MediaTek) coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot.
The handset runs on Google's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with the company's native UI layer on top of it. On the imaging front, there's an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a single LED Flash. The phone also includes a VGA quality front-facing shooter. Another highlight of the Lenovo S660 is its massive 3,000mAh battery fitted inside. In terms of design, the device looks pretty decent- all thanks to a brushed metal design. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, aGPS, FM Radio, Dual SIM and more.
At Rs. 13,999, the Lenovo S660 handset has to face tough competition from the likes of Motorola Moto G, Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200, Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo, Lava Iris Pro 20, amongst others.
Take a look at the top 5 Android-powered smartphones giving tough competition to the Lenovo S660 smartphone.
Motorola Moto G (16GB)
The Motorola Moto G features a 4.5-inch screen having a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box. On the camera front, there is a 5MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and an LED Flash. Also add a 1.3MP front-facing camera.
Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini A200
The Canvas Turbo Mini A200 incorporates a 4.69-inch IPS display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, there is a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean powered handset features an 8-megapixel camera with Auto Focus and an LED Flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear-facing camera is capable of recording videos in 720p HD format. The makers have added a 1,800mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity features include: 3G, Wi-Fi, Dual SIM, Bluetooth and aGPS
Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo
The Galaxy Grand Neo features a 5-inch WVGA display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, backed by 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal memory which is expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean powered device incorporates a 5-megapixel rear-facing primary camera with Auto Focus and a single LED Flash. There's a VGA-quality front-facing camera for video chats and taking selfies. The makers have added a 2100mAh battery inside. Other connectivity options include: 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS. FM Radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, amongst other features.
Lava Iris Pro 20
The smartpone features a 4.7-inch qHD (540x960 pixels) IPS display. Similar to Iris Pro 30, the Iris Pro 20 is powered with a 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM. It comes with 4 GB of internal memory that is expandable upto 32 GB via MicroSD card. It features a sharp 8MP Auto Focus rear camera with LED flash light and Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL) providing various modes such as HDR and Panorama. There is a front facing VGA shooter as well in the device. This dual SIM smartphone provides 3G, Wi-fi and Bluetooth support along with other connectivity features like OTG, USB tethering and EDGE. The smartphone comes with a long lasting 2000 mAh battery. CABC power saving technology has been implemented in Iris Pro 20 as well for optimized power consumption. CABC (Content Adaptive backlight control) technology enables it to last 30% more compared to conventional smartphone batteries.
The Xolo Q1010i features a 5-inch HD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor powered by MediaTek MT6582 chipset coupled with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot. On the imaging front, there's an 8 megapixel Sony Exmor R sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.4 micron pixel size and a 5-element lens. Also add a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. This dual-SIM phone comes with an array of connectivity option: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and more. Additionally, the makers have added a 2,250mAh battery fitted inside.