Another Chinese tech giant Lenovo on Thursday launched in India its latest S-series smartphone S580 with a price tag of Rs.8,999 with a laser-etched rear cover.
Launching the phone Sudhin Mathur, Director of Lenovo India, said, “The S580 is an amalgamation of stylish design, blazing fast processing speeds, and integrated Lenovo proprietary apps making it a unanimous choice for users looking at smartphones at a sub 10k price category.”
Based on the android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, the dual-SIM S380 features a 5″ (720×1280 pixels) HD IPS display with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (MSM8212) processor that “allows you to play games, click images, view videos and surf internet seamlessly. You won’t face any time-lag while moving from one application to another. Uploads and downloads happen like a breeze on this Lenovo product,” says the company.
It has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of memory extendable up to 32 GB with a microSD card. “To enhance your gaming and viewing experience, Lenovo S580 Smartphone incorporates a large 5 inch High Definition display screen. The IPS display produces vivid colours and brilliant contrast which is perfect for recording videos. With its 180 degree wide view angle, you can capture more background while clicking pictures,” touts the company.
On camera front, the S850 has an 8MP rear autofocus camera with LED flash, and a 2MP fixed-focus front camera. The company touts the rear camera having features such as scene detection, panorama, geo-tagging, best shot, smile shot, and HDR options. “From clicking high resolution images to recording HD videos, making video calls to fast-speed web browsing, Lenovo S580 Smartphone does it all seamlessly. An affordable smart phone with advanced features, it comes with a large 5 inch HD display screen and quad-core 1.2 GHz processor.”
“With 1 GB RAM and Android 4.3 Jellybean, it delivers hi-speed performance and gives the advantage of two distinct networks using its dual sim feature. Having 8 MP auto-focus camera and 2 MP front camera, this smart phone captures awe-aspiring images. You can buy this Lenovo device from Snapdeal.com with 1 year Company warranty and enjoy a hassle-free purchase experience,” claims the company.
On connectivity front, the Lenovo S580 sports 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro-USB, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio. On OS front, the company says it is upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat.
On battery front, the Lenovo S380 is powered by a 2150mAh battery that the company claims can provide up to 14 hours of talk time and up to 444 hours on standby mode on 3G network.
The phone is available in three colours — Black, Silver and Gold. The smartphone also comes with pre-installed proprietary DOit apps — SECUREit to help users track, analyse and optimise their data usage; SHAREit app for fast phone-to-phone data transfer without the need for Wi-Fi or mobile network; and SYNCit app allow users to have a permanent backup of all the data while accessing any other device.
In India, Lenovo is offering one year warranty on Lenovo S580 Smartphone that is exclusively available on Snapdeal.com and also offers free services against any manufacturing defect that occurs in the device. “In case of any problem, simply visit your nearest Lenovo authorized service centre to get your issue resolved,” says the company.
Lenovo S380 SPECS AT A GLANCE:
5 inch HD display
1.2GHz Quad Core processor
8MP Auto-Focus Rear camera
Dual SIM Upgradable To Android 4.4 Kitkat
Upto 32 Gb Extensible Memory
Qualcomm Snapdragon ChipsetLi-Po
2150 mAh, replaceable battery
3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot