Lenovo's Golden Warrior S8 Looks to be Their Next Quality Smartphone on a Budget



Here in the US, we now know Lenovo for being the new owner of Motorola Mobility, as well as the ThinkPad line and some groovy Android tablet designs. In the East however, Lenovo is known as a quality smartphone manufacturer, with some of the best designed phones available in the region. They proved this with their K900 device that launched some time ago. Made out of quality materials and featuring a large 5.5-inch display, it was the perfect device for an Asian market looking for bigger screens and premium devices with a brand name. The Chinese giant also sells a smartphone for pretty much every price point as well, making them affordable to most customers in China and further Asia. Now, it looks like Lenovo’s getting ready to introduce a similar device without the large price tag with the Golden Warrior S8.

Chinese movie titles aside, the device certainly looks the part and while it does seem to take some inspiration from the Galaxy S5, it’s got a character of its own. As this is said to cost just $130 US or thereabouts, it’s not surprising to see some mediocre internals here. The MediaTek MT6592 Octa-Core is being tapped for the Golden Warrior S8 and the 5.3-inch display features an okay resolution of 1280 x 720. On the camera side of things however, the device is packing a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel shooter around front. There’s said to be 16GB of onboard storage, with room for a microSD card slot for expansion. Unfortunately, the MediaTek CPU inside means we’re stuck with Android 4.2.2, but hopefully an update will be coming soon.

Where Lenovo is hoping this device sells well is with customers looking for a little class and good looks without having to break the bank. A good-looking device for sure, there’s no telling just when the Golden Warrior S8 is going to hit shelves, as the device isn’t even official yet. You can take a closer look at the device next to Lenovo’s K900 in the gallery below.