Starting this year, Lenovo has launched some really value-for-money smartphones in India, and it is trying to continue the strategy. After launching devices like the Lenovo A6000, Lenovo A6000 Plus, Lenovo A7000, and Lenovo K3 Note, the company is planning to launch the recently announced Lenovo A2010 in India.
According to a report from the Economic Times, the Chinese smartphone brand, Lenovo, is planning to launch the A2010 as the cheapest 4G LTE smartphone in India. Its specifications are similar to those of the Android One smartphones, and it features a 4.5-inch WVGA IPS LCD display, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, a quad-core 64-bit processor from MediaTek, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and a 2,000 mAh battery. The imaging department in the Lenovo A2010 is taken care by a basic combo of a 5-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera.
Lenovo A2010 Specifications
- 4.5-inch IPS LCD display, 854 x 480 pixels, 217 ppi
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Operating System
- MediaTek MT6735M SoC, 1.0GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU, and Mali-T720 GPU
- 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- 5MP rear camera with LED Flash and 2MP front-facing camera
- Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, and microUSB port
- 2,000 mAh battery, 130.5 × 66.6 × 9.98 mm;
Considering that ZTE and Phicom have already launched 4G LTE-equipped smartphones in India with price tags of Rs. 4,999, it is completely possible that Lenovo might launch the A2010 with a price tag that's somewhere between Rs. 4,000 and Rs. 5,000. As Indian telecom operators are widening their 4G LTE networks in the country, and offering 4G data at the same price as 3G data, consumers are asking for more and cheaper 4G LTE compatible devices. Reliance Jio recently stated that it would bring 4G LTE devices that are priced below the Rs. 4,000 mark, but I guess that we'll have to see if its specifications would be as good as the Lenovo A2010 or other Android One devices.
What do you think? What should be the bare minimum specifications for an Android smartphone that's priced below Rs. 5,000 mark? Also, please let us know if you are using 4G LTE on your smartphone already.