Among the many eye-grabbers at the MWC 2015 was the Lenovo A7000 smartphone which acts as successor to one of the best selling devices in India right now – the Lenovo A6000. Not only does this impressive 4G handset expand physically, but it also kicks in a host of hardware additions that make it a lot more desirable than its precursor.
The Lenovo A7000 hasn’t been announced for India as yet, but we see no reason for the company to decide against introducing it in the nation. After all, India is the prime market towards which its A6000 cousin has been aimed. It’s currently being sold via flash sales through Flipkart at just Rs 6999.
Coming back towards the A7000, this new dual SIM phone is the first in the world to have been equipped with support for Dolby Atmos sound. While using headphones, this technology translates into a more vivid reproduction of sounds of people, places, things and music, while it also allows sound to move from all directions including overhead.
Thanks to Dolby Atmos, the depth of sound on this Lenovo device also increases a great deal, with voices and noises getting a broader range from highs to lows. Moreover, it also makes possible for the playback volume to be more consistent across all types of content.
The A7000 happens to benefit from a larger display than its predecessor. It carries onboard a 5.5-inch panel bearing a 720p HD resolution, pushing it in the league of the Yu Yureka and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. Surely, this will help the Chinese company compete with these two smartphones in a big way.
While the A6000 has been guaranteed a Lollipop update in Q2 this year, its successor already carries onboard the said OS. This software is of course coated with Lenovo’s very own Vibe UI which is meant to make the user experience a smooth one.
Another notable switch which the company has made is in the processor department. Instead of the A6000’s powerful Snapdragon 410 chipset, it has decided to go for MediaTek’s MT6752m silicon. The good news is that it’s still a 64-bit model which runs eight cores at 1.5GHz each.
Gaming enthusiasts can breathe easy as there’s a beefy Mali-T760MP2 GPU onboard, apart from 2GB worth of RAM. As for the storage, the 8GB of space present on the A7000 might not sound impressive enough, but there’s indeed a microSD card slot present on it for further expansions of up to 32GB.
There’s no change in the rear camera department, so we’re still looking at an 8MP snapper coupled with an LED flash. However, the front shooter has been bumped up from a mere 2MP sensor to a 5MP one. This spells great news for selfie buffs more than anyone else.
Here’s a short look at the key specs of the Lenovo A7000:
– Display: 5.5-inch 720p HD
– OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
– Processor: 1.5GHz octa core Mediatek MT6752m
– GPU: Mali-T760MP2
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB storage (expandable up to 32GB)
– Camera: 8MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 2900mAh
– Dimensions: 152.6 x 76.2 x 8mm
– Weight: 140gms
Lenovo scored big points in the battery department with the A6000, and it aims to continue that, which is why a larger 2900mAh power pack has been pushed inside the new handset. It claims to offer up to 16 hours of talktime and 264 hours of standby time on 3G.
The questions on everyone’s mind right now are when and at what price will the Lenovo A7000 be released in India. We’ll make sure to answer those as soon as there’s more information available.