Lenovo also announced Lenovo S930 as part of the three MT6582 smartphones announced today. This 6 inch phablet from the Chinese manufacture will sport a price tag of $319 (~Rs. 19,900) which seems slightly expensive considering the fiercely competitive market. Let’s take a look at the spec sheet to know if it justifies its price tag in emerging markets like India.
The Lenovo S930 features a 6 inch display with 1280 x 720 HD resolutions which will amount to pixel density of 244 pixels per inches similar to phones like Intex Aqua Octa. The display tech is not IPS LCD unlike Lenovo A859.
The Lenovo S930 employs low cost Quad core MT6582 chipset from MediaTek Clocked at 1.3 GHz with Mali 400 GPU. The RAM capacity is 1 GB and the internal storage is 8 GB and can be extended to 32 GB using MicroSD card. Lenovo has provided the same chipset in all mid range Android phones announced today including Lenovo S650 and Lenovo A859.
The primary auto focus camera has an 8 MP sensor and is capable of full HD 1080P video recording. The camera comes with LED flash for better low light performance. The front fixed focus camera of 1.6 MP is also present for video calling.
The Battery capacity is 3000 mAh which is adequate considering the 6 inch display. This dual SIM phablet is only 8.7 mm thick and weighs 170 grams. Connectivity features include, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS.
When you are trying to sell MediaTek low cost quad core chipset at a price where domestic manufacturers like Intex are offering MediaTek octa core chipset, the competition is bound to be tough. It remains to be seen how far Lenovo brand name steers it in Indian market.
The phone is priced for $319 and according to Lenovo will be available for purchase starting immediately in countries where Lenovo phones are sold.
|Display||6 Inch, HD|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core, MT6582|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Extendable|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly bean|
|Cameras||8 MP/ 1.6 MP|