Lenovo adds more devices to the S series


Lenovo just cannot stop releasing new products. Their latest additions to the S series smartphones are very distinct and are aimed at quite different crowds. Executive vice president of the Lenovo Mobile Business Group Liu Jun praised the new mobile devices and explained the basic thought process behind them. Lenovo wanted to add something for everyone, letting consumers pick the smartphone that will best suit their needs.

At the lower-end of the deal lies S660. The device will cost $229 and is marked as a value device. It will feature a 4.7 inch screen and boasts a long battery life as “value seekers” would expect. The middle range device is called S850. Featuring a 5 inch screen, an all-glass exterior and a pink or white design, the device is aimed at “fashion-conscious users”. However, it will be quite powerful as well, boasting an MTK quad core processor and two cameras, a 13 MP rear one and a 5 MP front one. This one will cost $269 which is very reasonable.

The higher-end device is probably the most interesting one. The S860 has an HD 5.3 inch screen which is nice enough on its own, but the star feature is the battery life. The phone will supposedly last for 40 days in standby mode and 24 hours of continuous talk time. To prove the power of the battery, Lenovo will be equipping the device with a micro USB cable that can actually charge other devices. All that combined with a quad core processor and 2GB of RAM make the $349 price seem low. All of the devices will be launched in “select markets” around June 2014 so keep an eye out for that.

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