Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo has launched its new S series smartphone in India, the Lenovo S60, priced at Rs. 12,999 ($204). You may grab this smartphone from Lenovo’s online store as well as from Flipkart and Amazon India starting today. The device belongs to company’s mid-range segment and offers decent set of specifications.
Lenovo bundles some of its proprietary DOit apps along with this device. They are, SECUREit, which allows users to track and analyze their data usage; the SYNCit app on the other hand backs up of your data; SHAREit app facilitates phone to phone data transfer without the need of a WiFi network.The Lenovo S60 is a dual SIM device and runs Android 4.4 Kitkat with Vibe 2.0 UI layered on top of it. The company has promised this device with at least Android 5.0 Lollipop update in a press release, however no definite time frame has been given.
The phone houses a 13-megapixel rear primary shooter with LED flash, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The rear camera boasts of features such as scene detection, face recognition, low light enhancement, Panorama, geo-tagging, burst shot, smile shot, and HDR. The S60 sports a 5-inch HD IPS display with 720×1280 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 294 ppi and offers great viewing angles.
Under the hood is a 64-bit 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 quad-core processor paired with 2 GB of RAM and Mali 450 MP GPU. It comes with 8 GB of internal storage(ROM), which is further expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.
Surprisingly, the Lenovo S60 does not come with 4G support. As far other connectivity options are concerned, the S60 offers 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth options.
The S60 comes power packed with a 2,150 mAh battery, which is capable of delivering up to 17 hours of talk time or up to 240 hours of standby time on 3G networks. It is comparatively light at 128 grams and is just 7.7 mm thin and is only available in Graphite Grey color option.
The Lenovo S60 was quietly launched in Russia last month for $290. Unlike Indian S60 version, the Russian S60 comes with 4G LTE support!
Lenovo S60 specifications review:
- Display: 5-inch
- Processor: 1.2GHz
- Front Camera: 5-megapixel
- Resolution: 720×1280 pixels
- Pixel Density: 294 ppi
- RAM: 2 GB
- OS: Android 4.4 Kitkat (Vibe 2.0 UI on top)
- Storage (ROM): 8 GB
- Rear Camera: 13-megapixel
- Battery capacity: 2,150mAh