Lenovo A7000 Adds Fuel To Affordable Phablet Competition In IndiaApril 8, 2015
Well, well, well, Indian market has yet another new phablet coming from China. Lenovo has come up with one more device, err…phablet exclusive to India and that’s Lenovo A7000. See it as A6000’s elder sibling which is probably the first Lenovo handset to see huge success. Lenovo is betting on A7000 to repeat it. It’s going to be good for consumers like you and me but that’s going to be an uphill task for makers. Let’s have a look at Lenovo A7000’s specifications.
The key attraction of A7000 is its world’s first handset to come with Dolby Atmos. Lenovo has chosen MediaTek’s MT6752 octa-core 64 bit SoC pumping power at 1.5GHz for A7000. It’s paired to 2GB RAM which should technically be a good combo for smooth performance. MT6572 is comparable to Snapdragon 615 from Qualcomm which powers Yureka, one of A7000’s competitors. Like others, it’s got a 5.5 inch display with 720p HD resolution. I was disappointed to hear A7000 has just 8MP camera while all other phablets in the segment have 13MP cams as standard. It keeps with the competition with 5MP front camera. It’s dual SIM as well as 4G LTE on first SIM. For comparison, Huawei Honor 4X and Yureka have 4G support on both the SIMs. Oh, and it gets its juice from a 2900 mAh battery.
In very short time I had to play with Lenovo A7000, it felt quite nice to hold. UI too felt smooth but I’d keep my judgement for the detailed review. Like A6000, A7000 too doesn’t have backlit navigation keys and it is common in the segment too except for Yureka.The A7000 is priced at ~$145(Rs.8,999) and Flipkart will be the exclusive partner. This one too will be sold through flash sales model and be available on 15th April and registrations have already begun.