The Lenovo A6000 smartphone has been officially launched in India and instead of being priced at Rs 10000 as previously rumored, the handset will be much more affordable. Rs 6999 is what you’ll have to shell out to get LTE access and the benefits of a 64-bit processor, but there’s one small thing that you’re probably not going to be happy about.
Taking a page from Xioami’s marketing strategy, the Lenovo A6000 smartphone will be made available through weekly flash sales and Flipkart is put in charge of selling the handset in the country. Effective as this approach is, it has caused many issues for customers in the near and distant past. Also, the Chinese company could start offering the phone through other channels, but not until a few months go by.
Lenovo has scheduled the first flash sale for January 28 and Flipkart has already started accepting registrations. Both companies are yet to disclose what inventory will be initially available and that information will most likely arrive as the sale closes in.
The A6000 smartphone is certainly going to give the Redmi 1S a hard time in the market, but things could change when the Redmi 2 arrives. The new phone is powered by Qualcomm’s entry-level Snapdragon 410 64-bit chipset and it offers dual SIM card slots as well as LTE connectivity which is an important feature since operators in India are soon to launch their 4G networks across the country.
Key specs of the Lenovo A6000:
– Android 4.4 KitKat w/ Vibe UI 2.0
– 5-inch 720p HD IPS touchscreen
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 SOC
– 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 32GB expandable
– Dual SIM w/ 4G LTE
– 2MP front camera, 8MP rear snapper
– 2300mAh battery
– 128 grams weight
The Lenovo A6000 isn’t the only cheap 4G smartphone on the market as the Micromax Yu Yureka and Microsoft’s Lumia 638 also offer LTE connectivity with retail tags under Rs 10000.