Lenovo has been on a seeming marathon in India lately, having launched a slew of smartphones in the sub-Rs. 10,000 category. Today, the Chinese manufacturer has launched the S60, a mid-range smartphone that will compete with devices like the ASUS Zenfone 2, Xioami Mi 4i, and the Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen. in terms of hardware specifications.
The Lenovo S60 comes with a 5-inch display of HD (1280×720) resolution, and is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and 2GB of RAM, which should be enough for smooth and fast performance. The phone also features a 13-megapixel rear camera for capturing images and videos, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calls, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot (up to 32GB) for installing apps and storing media, dual SIM connectivity, and a 2,150mAh battery.
The S60 also supports 4G connectivity, though it falls behind its competitors in terms of software. The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box instead of Android 5.0 Lollipop – the Zenfone 2, Mi 4i and the Moto G are already running the latter, making it a huge oversight on Lenovo’s part considering the number of improvements Lollipop brings over its predecessor.
Here’s the full list of specifications:
- 5-inch HD display
- 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 13-megapixel rear camera
- 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- 8GB of internal storage, microSD slot (up to 32GB)
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, Dual SIM connectivity
- 2,150mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat, Vibe UI 2.0
The Lenovo S60 price in India is Rs. 12,999, which is the same as the offerings from Asus, Xiaomi and Motorola. Unlike its A series phones (the A6000, A6000 Plus, and the A7000), the S60 isn’t being sold under the flash sale model, meaning you can pick one up right away from Amazon, Flipkart, and from Lenovo’s online store. The phones comes in a choice of grey, white and yellow colours.