Lenovo at Mobile World Congress 2014
Derrick Koh who is the Head of Communications for Lenovo in the Asia Pacific drop me a message on Facebook and ask me whether I am free to attend the Lenovo’s booth media tour. Since I am available, I pop by the Lenovo booth together with Jason Goh.
We previewed some of the new phones like the Lenovo S860, Lenovo S850, Lenovo S660, and a new tablet which is the Lenovo Tablet HD+.
The Lenovo S series mobile phones are targeted at the mid-range market and there is a feature of the Lenovo S860 that I really like which is to use its own 4,000mAh battery to charge other USB powered devices by using the included micro USB cable (I think is a special cable).
The Lenovo S860 is a powerful and responsive smartphone that keeps up with even the busiest users, featuring ultra-long battery life for all-day productivity. Encased in a beautiful brushed metal exterior, the large 5.3″ HD screen, quad-core processor, and 2GB of RAM make it a smooth and stylish performer able to go as long as you do.
- Processor: MediaTek 6582 1.3 GHz Quad Core
- Operating System: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Display/Resolution: 5.3″ HD (1280 X 720) IPS; Capacitive touchscreen with 5-point multi-touch
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Storage: 16GB ROM
- Sound: 3.5mm Jack
- Network: WCDMA 2100/900 (3G), GSM 900/1800/1900 (2G); Speed: HSPA+ 21Mbps(DL) / 5.76Mbps(UL); Data: HSPA+, GPRS, EDGE
- Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,; Bluetooth 3.0 HS
- Camera: 8MP rear-facing auto-focused camera with LED and flash, 1.5MP front-facing fixed-focus camera
- Battery: Li-Po 4,000 mAh, fixed; Up to 43 hours talk-time (2G); Up to 24 hours talk-time (3G)
- Weight: 190g
- Dimensions (mm): 149.5 x 77 x 10.3
- Other: Equipped with Lenovo Premium Apps, Dual or Micro-SIM capability
Lenovo Tablet HD+
The YOGA Tablet 10 HD+ takes the original 10-in tablet and elevates the multimode experience with enhanced features including a new Full High Definition screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a high resolution rear camera, Lenovo DOit apps and more. It also features a new Smart Display that automatically adjusts the image qualities on the screen to ambient light. At the same time, the new tablet retains the features users know and love such as its incredible 18 hours of battery life and its three unique modes.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core 1.6 GHz MSM8228 (3G models) / APQ8028 (WiFi-only models)
- Operating System: Android 4. 3 (over the air update to 4.4 KitKat)
- Display/Resolution: 10.1-inch Full HD display (1920×1200) with multitouch & 178o IPS wide viewing angle
- Memory: 2GB LP-DDR2 memory
- Storage: 16GB/32GB eMMC (internal), expandable to 64GB via micro SD card
- Sound: Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby audio, microphone with noise reduction/li>
- Integrated Comms: Micro USB, up to 32G micro SD card, 3.5 millimeter audio jack, micro SIM (3G models)
- Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi , WCDMA (900/2100 MHz) (3G models), GSM/EDGE (900/1800/1900 MHz) (3G models), integrated Bluetooth 4.0
- Camera: 8MP rear camera, 1.6M HD front camera
- Battery: Up to 18 hours, Li-Ion, 9000 mAh
- Weight: 615g
- Dimensions (mm): 261 x 180 x (3.0 – 8.1)
There is also a suite of apps that Lenovo called it DOit apps that are exclusive to Lenovo mobile phones like the SECUREit, SEEit Gallery, SHAREit, and SNAPit Camera. I like SECUREit because it allows you to optimize your Android phone by closing redundant background apps and wiping the cache clean.
Besides being just a gallery viewer, the SEEit Gallery app also includes several one-touch filters and effects, including skin tone enhancements that you can use to touch-up your photos.
I also played around the Lenovo Vibe Z which is announced in CES 2014, and it is one of the lightest Android phones in the market with a 5.5″ screen.
Too bad, you can’t get any of the Lenovo phones in Singapore because they are not officially available here. The nearest country you can buy them is in Malaysia!