Lenovo has officially unveiled its latest affordable LTE smartphone – A6000 – in India. Priced at Rs. 6999, the smartphone will be exclusively available through Flipkart. The company has adopted the flash sale model for the new smartphone, registrations open today, 6pm. First sale will be held on January 28.
Lenovo had recently unveiled the A6000 at the recently held CES 2015. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display. It is runs Android 4.4 KitKat (upgradable to Lollipop though no timeline given) and is powered by a a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core 64-bit processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB built
The A6000 features an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera. Connectivity options include LTE, dual-SIM, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. The features dual speakers with Dolby Digital Plus technology. It is powered by a 2,300mAh battery.
"Lenovo as a leader in smart connected devices is committed to staying ahead of the curve ", said Sudhin Mathur, Director- Smartphones, Lenovo India. "The A6000 is the perfect choice for the youth/millennials who want a trendy phone loaded with future proof features and yet not being heavy on the pocket", he added.
"We are happy to partner with Lenovo again for the launch of A6000. The response has been very good to their last 2 phones we partnered on-Vibe Z2 Pro and Vibe X2. With the A6000 we are again providing a leading edge device at a great price", said Amitesh Jha, Vice President – Retail, Flipkart.
The Lenovo A6000 will be competing against Xiaomi's latest Redmi 2, which features Qualcomm's latest 64-bit 410 Snapdragon chipset with its quad-cores clocked at 1.2GHz. The CPU is coupled with the Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM. On the memory side the phone has 8GB internal storage, which can be upgraded with a 32GB microSD card. According to reports, the Redmi 2 will be priced around Rs. 7,000.