Lenovo has announced a number of smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona earlier this month. The Lenovo Vibe Shot definitely got the most media attention, but there were other solid products announced, like the Lenovo A7000 for example. This is a really capable mid-range offering by Lenovo which costs only $169, which is not that bad considering its specifications. Anyhow, the company seems ready to launch this device for the Indian market.
This China-based company has started sending out invites, stating that they’ll hold an event in India on April 7. The company didn’t directly confirm that the A7000 will land, but that’s the most probable outcome. The company has released their A6000 handset back in January. That handset is available via Flipkart, and it seems like its successor will be offered through this retailer as well. We still don’t know how much will the Lenovo A7000 cost in India, but it might retail for around Rs. 10,999, which is around $175. The company might even opt to offer it at a lower price point, at around Rs. 9,999. Either way, we’ll find out soon.
The Lenovo A7000 comes sporting a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS display along with 2GB of RAM for your multitasking needs and 8GB of expandable internal storage. This thing is powered by MediaTek’s MT6752M octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a 16-core Mali-T760 GPU for graphics. 8-megapixel snapper is available on the back of the device and flanked by an LED flash, while a 5-megapixel snapper is located up front. 2,900mAh battery will ship with this device along with Android 5.0 Lollipop with Lenovo’s skin on top of Google’s operating system. Dolby Atmos stereo audio is also a part of this package (first Lenovo-branded device to offer this audio system), and the device offers 4G LTE connectivity as well. The Lenovo A7000 measures 152.6 x 76.2 x 7.9mm, weighs 140 grams and comes with dual-SIM support (two micro SIM card slots). If you’d like to check out our hands-on coverage of this handset, click here. That’s it folks, the company will announce the availability of this device on April 7th, stay tuned for that.