Lenovo A536, which is a mid-range priced Android smartphone, has been launched with a price tag of Rs 8,999. It features a 5-inch TN LCD display with a resolution of FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels), Android 4.4 KitKat, a quad-core MediaTek MT6582m processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 2000 mAh battery. On the imaging front, the Lenovo A536 is equipped with a 5MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 2MP front-facing secondary camera.
Lenovo A536 Specifications
- 5-inch TN display, 854 x 480 pixels, 2-point capacitive multitouch
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor, ARM Mali-400MP2 GPU @400MHz
- 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- 5MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera
- Dual SIM, 3G (21Mbps HSPA+), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS and microUSB v2.0 port
- G-Sensor, Vibrator
- 2100mAh Li-Po replaceable battery, 139.6 x 72 x 9.95 mm, 148 g
- Colours: White & Black
Even though Lenovo’s entry in the Indian smartphone market looked exciting at one time but they have failed to achieve enough attention from consumers. Their devices are well built but their software is too bloated these days, similar to that of Samsung’s. At this price, I feel that the quad-core MediaTek MT6582M SoC is not good enough as its Mali-400MP2 GPU is capable of crunching just 7.2 GFLOPS. Devices with Snapdragon 400 SoC can offer much better graphical grunt when compared to the Lenovo A536, though this device would be better than Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3 which is supposed to be announced soon. Also, Lenovo still hasn’t stopped releasing Android smartphones with physical buttons in spite of Google’s suggestions.
Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.