Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo on Tuesday unveiled a new budget Android smartphone for the Indian market. Part of the company’s A-series, the new A536 smartphone is being targeted to the Asus Zenfone 5, Xiaomi Redmi 1S and other similarly-priced handsets in the country.
The new Lenovo A536 goes on sale today at authorised stores as well as the company’s TheDoStore online for INR 8,999 and will be available in Black and White colour options.
The phone sports a 5-inch FWVGA display and is powered by 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor. It also comes with Android 4.4.2, 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front shooter and 2000 mAh battery. In addition, Lenovo has included 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage, microSD card slot, 3G and the usual set of connectivity options in A536.
On the software side, the smartphone will be pre-loaded with Lenovo’s Doit apps suite.
Lenovo to unveil Vibe X2 on Sep 4 at IFA
In related news, Lenovo has sent out invites to the tech press for an IFA press event, where it will be unveiling the Vibe X2 smartphone. The invite does not reveal any details and just shows the Vibe X2 branding but previous rumours indicate the phone will feature a 5-inch FHD display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front shooter. It will reportedly be released in octa-core and quad-core variants but there is no confirmation at this point.
The presence of lollipop in the invite is interesting and has sparked speculation that the phone could run on Android L but we will have to wait until September 4 to get a clear picture.