July 24, 2014

Lenovo delivers three new S-Series smartphones

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It may be too soon to be seeing devices coming out of Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola, but today Lenovo announced three new devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the S860, S850 and S660 smartphones.

All three of these are said to combine “sleek design elements with quad-core performance” and longer battery life. The S-series devices run quad-core MTK processors and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and have dual SIM capability.

As for the individual features of each smartphone, encased in a brushed metal exterior, the S860 sports a 5.3-inch “HD ” display, 2 GB RAM, standby time of up to 40 days and talk time of up to 24 hours on 3G connections, plus the high-capacity battery even allows users to charge their other devices on-the go through an included micro USB cable.

The S850 is “thin and lightweight” and completely encased in glass. This smartphone features a “5-inch screen,” 13 MP rear-facing camera and 5 MP front-facing camera.

Lenovo’s most compact device, and I say that lightly, is the S660. This smartphone, which is encased in brushed metal, features a 4.7-inch display, “long battery life,” a comfortable fingerprint and scratch resistant rear cover and storage expandable up to a 32 GB microSD card.

The S860, S850 and S660 start at $349, $269 and $229, respectively, and will be available in select markets starting in June.

via Business Wire