Lenovo launch new S-Series smartphones


Just minutes ago Lenovo announced even more kit here at Mobile World Congress. Three news smartphones have arrived – the Lenovo S860, S850 and S660.

The S860, below, has a quad-core CPU and 5.3″ screen with “ultra-long” battery life. It’s powered by a MediaTek 1.3GHz CPU and runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). That screen is 1280×720 IPS with 5-point multi-touch.

Expect 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, WiFi, Bluetooth and two cameras – an 8 megapixel at the back and a 1.5 megapixel shooter up front. That battery is 4000mAh, so we’re thinking that they may have a point with their “ultra-long” battery life.

Next, the Lenovo S850 Smartphone is “slim and ultra-light” and has a 13 megapixel camera around the back. You’ll be able to buy this in pink or white and there’s Android 4.2 on this handset too.

It’s got the same CPU as the 860 (quad-core 1.3GHz) but here you get a dual SIM, 5.3″ (1280×720) screen, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM plus a 5 megapixel shooter up front to supplement that flash-enabled rear camera.

Finally, the S660 is for “media addicts” and is scratch and fingerprint resistant. It has a nice brushed metal exterior and is powered by that very same 1.3GHz quad-core CPU once again. There’s the same Android 4.2, plus it’s dual-SIM again, but here you’re getting an 8 megapixel rear shooter. THat screen is qHD (960×540) IPS and you’re getting 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM with another 32GB via the Micro SD slot.

Other features include a front VGA shooter and a 3000mAh battery which should keep you tweeting and surfing for quite some time.

We’ll be heading down to the Lenovo stand later to get a good look at all of these, so stay tuned.