Every smartphone manufacturer receives its own type of criticism for one thing or another – Apple claims that every smartphone is a copy of something that they have done…I guess a rectangle device with a display is considered an Apple clone. Lenovo’s new S60 that just recently passed through TENAA’s (China’s version of our FCC) certification process is not only an Apple iPhone 5C clone, it does nothing to hide that fact. From the S60’s design to its multiple eye catching colors, it, as our source puts it, “simply screams iPhone 5C!”. Lenovo received plenty of ‘iPhone 6’ criticism with their newly launched S90 Sisley we wrote about earlier today that even used the same wallpaper as the new iPhone 6, so I suppose the S60’s resemblance should come as no surprise.
The new Lenovo S60 comes with a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. From the TENNA records were do not know which processor or SoC is used other that it is clocked at 1.2GHz and is packing 1GB of RAM…which appears to be the least amount used in new smartphones, even budget devices. The main camera is an 8MP shooter and we can tell from the picture that it does have a single LED Flash…hopefully with auto-focus. The front-facing camera (FFC) is a very respectable 5MP, so we can expect to take a good social media selfie or video chat.
Lenovo’s S60 appears to be a lower costing smartphone, right down to the bright plastic bodies – this pink model is a real ‘in-you-face’ kind of color, although it appears that other colors will be the norm, such as yellow, white, etc., to help draw customers to the device. The design is showing dual trays – one for an SD card and the other for at least one SIM card. Lenovo has made no announcement on pricing or availability, but we doubt the S60 will see the outsides of China’s borders.
Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you would like to see Lenovo send this type of device to your neck of the woods, or should they leave it in China to compete with other low cost clones…as always, we would love to hear from you.