Lenovo apparently announced a higher specced version of the A7000 in China dubbed the A7000 Plus in Philippines today. The company decided against creating a lot of buzz and silently launched their new device in the country's leading online e-commerce website Lazada.
From a glance at the spec sheet, the A7000 Plus basically looks similar to the K3 Note. Analysts at Gizbot believe that Lenovo is calling the K3 Note as the A7000 Plus in Philippines itself. Needless to say that the A7000 Plus had a no of changes under the hood.
The device now sports a 1.7GHz octacore MT6752 SoC with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Previously the A7000 sported a MT6752M SoC with cores clocked at 1.5GHz each. The GPU was different too - it used Mali T720 GPU instead of the T760MP8 found here. The display resolution is bumped up to Full HD (1920x1080) from the HD panel (1280x720) seen previously.
The same also applies for the storage which is now just double at 16GB. In order to power the higher clocked SoC, the A7000 Plus uses a larger 3000mAh battery. It is 100mAh larger than its predecessor. Expect a similar or slightly lower battery performance though, especially considering the fact that the device sports a Full HD panel. In terms of Sound the A7000 Plus features a Dolby Atmos Sound on the back.
The phablet runs on Android Lollipop and comes with 4G LTE connectivity. The A7000 Plus is now on pre-sale at Lazada at a price of Rs 10,773/ $171.