Lenovo announces S860, S850, and S660 affordable smartphones, Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Lenovo has unveiled four new devices at MWC – three smartphones and a tablet. The smartphones focus on affordability, while the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is an upper midrange offering that comes with a stand-out design.

The Lenovo S860 smartphone is the highest-specced of the trio that was announced today. It comes with a 5.3-inch 720p HD touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 1.5 MP front camera, a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 21 Mbps HSPA, dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a huge 4,000 mAh battery (that can even charge other devices, just like the one in the Huawei Ascend Mate 2). It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 149.5x77x10.3 mm, and it weighs 190 grams. The casing is made out of brushed metal.

Lenovo S860

The Lenovo S850 has a 5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5 MP front camera, a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, 21 Mbps HSPA, dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 141x71x8.2 mm, and it weighs 140 grams. Its casing is all glass, and it will be offered in white or pink.

Lenovo S850

The Lenovo S660 boasts a 4.7-inch 540×960 touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 0.3 MP front camera, a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 21 Mbps HSPA, dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a beefy 3,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 137×68.8×9.95 mm, and it weighs 151 grams. Its exterior is brushed metal.

Lenovo S660

Clearly then, the S660 is the entry level of the bunch, offering lower-midrange specs with a very large battery (given the size and innards). The S850 is aimed at the fashion-conscious crowd, though sacrificing battery life somewhat in the process (at least compared to its siblings). The S860 is the ‘premium’ offering with a battery capacity that we’ve only seen once before – so making it through one full day of use will be no issue with this device.

The Lenovo S860 will be priced at $349, the S850 will cost $269, and the S660 will go for $229. Those are all prices for unlocked devices, naturally. All three will sadly only go on sale in June, which makes us wonder why Lenovo chose to unveil them more than three months prior to their availability. Nothing else to brag about at MWC, perhaps?

Well, maybe. Then again, the Chinese company also made the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ official in Barcelona. This sports a 10.1-inch 1,920×1,200 touchscreen, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1.6 MP front camera, dual front-facing speakers, microphone with noise reduction, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 9,000 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, with an update to version 4.4 KitKat promised.

Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ Yoga_Tablet_10HD_02

Certain countries will get a 3G-capable version of the tablet. Not the US, though. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ will become available in April starting at $349.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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