Lenovo launches S2 smartphone, bigs up security aspect

Lenovo launches S2 smartphone, bigs up security aspectLenovo is one of scores of manufacturers hanging out in Vegas this week at CES 2012, and it’s taken the opportunity to share its S2 smartphone. Er, we wonder if Samsung might have something to say about that name.

The Lenovo S2’s specs won’t exactly knock your socks off, but it claims to be, well, really freakin’ secure.

The increased safety of the Lenovo S2 comes by way of “kernel level security”, which protects personal information and helps avoid those dastardly phishing apps. It also controls network and SMS traffic.

As for the Lenovo S2’s specs, it has a 3.8in WVGA display (480x800 resolution), 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, an 8MP/0.3MP camera combo and 720p video recording.

The 8GB Lenovo S2 has 512MB of RAM, while the 16GB variant squeezes in a full 1GB. Somewhat disappointingly, the Lenovo S2 will ship with Gingerbread (Android 2.3) as opposed to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), but it's jazzed up with Lenovo's Magic 3.0 UI.

Other Lenovo S2 specs include HDMI out and a 1,500mAh battery.

Availability? The Lenovo S2 will be available in China immediately, and presumably a western release will follow. Y’know, since they’re showing it off in Vegas ‘n’ all.

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