Chinese smartphone vendor, Lenovo, reportedly launched a new smartphone in India, namely, the Lenovo Vibe B. To recall, the Vibe B is the same smartphone spotted in a Romania website back in August 2016. The Lenovo Vibe B is priced at Rs. 5,799 and will be available for purchase in Matte Black colour option starting today, according to the popular Mumbai retailer, Mahesh Telecom.
In terms of specifications, the Lenovo Vibe B does not justify the asking price as it carries a 4.5-inch FWGA display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. At the heart of the phone is a MediaTek MTK6735m SoC, which is a 64-bit quad-core chip with all the cores clocked at 1GHz. The phone is armed with 1GB of RAM and to handle the graphics, Lenovo has gone with a Mali T720 MP1 GPU.
Storage wise, the phone comes with onboard storage of 8GB and comes with support for storage expansion up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The Lenovo Vibe B packs a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera to capture selfies and video calls.
Laden with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Lenovo Vibe B is armed with a small 2000mAh battery. Lenovo claims that the battery will deliver 11.3 hours of talk time and up to 175 hours of standby time on a 3G network. The Vibe B comes with a slew of connectivity options such as 4G LTE, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a micro USB port. Currently, there's no info whether the phone has VoLTE support or not.
Interestingly, the global product page of Lenovo Vibe B has gone live, but there's no information on the Lenovo India's official site about the phone, as of now. Having said that, the phone packs entry-level specifications, and they don't justify the asking price of Rs. 5,799.
A little Rs. 1000 above, we have the Xiaomi Redmi 3s, which has got much better hardware in the form of Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, VoLTE, 2GB of RAM, and a beefy 4100mAh battery. What do you think of this Lenovo Vibe B smartphone? Will you get one? Let us know the comments section below.