Founded in Beijing in 1984, Lenovo acquired IBM’s PC business in 2005, and first became the world’s top PC maker in 2013. It entered the Android and Windows tablet market in 2011, began selling Android smartphones in 2012, and acquired Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014. The company has also launched an online-only sub-brand for smartphones called Zuk in China.
Lenovo on Monday unveiled three new A-series VoLTE-enabled smartphones - the A6600, A6600 Plus, and A7700 - in India.
The new Lenovo A6600 will be available at Rs. 6,999, while the company hasn’t announced price for the Lenovo A6600 Plus. Both these smartphones will be available via retail outlets starting mid-September and will come in Matte White and Matte Black colors. The Lenovo A7700 will be available at a price of Rs. 8,540, and will go on sale by end of this month. It will be available in Matte White and Matte Black colors as well. All three smartphones will be available with Reliance Jio’s Preview Offer with a validity of 90 days, the company added.
For specifications, the Lenovo A6600 and A6600 Plus feature identical innards with just one difference. The A6600 features 1GB of RAM while the A6600 Plus packs 2GB of RAM. Other specifications of the two include 5-inch HD display with 72 percent screen to body ratio; 1GHz quad-core MediaTek 6735P processor; 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, and 2-megapixel front camera. Both the A6600 series smartphones support VoLTE on both SIMs, which means they will work on the Reliance Jio Network.
There’s 16GB inbuilt storage which can be further expanded via microSD card. The handsets are backed by 2300mAh battery. Earlier this month, the Lenovo A6600 smartphone was reported to be available in the Indian market. Lenovo A7700, on the other hand, features a 5.5-inch HD display and is powered by the same MediaTek 6735P processor that is present on the A6600 and A6600 Plus.
The A7700 also sports twin rear speakers powered by Waves Maxxaudio effect. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash. Lenovo A7700 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with 16GB expandable storage. It is backed by a 2900mAh battery.