MWC 2014: Lenovo announces new S-Series smartphone trio, S860 (HUGE battery), S850 (glass), S660 (metal)

MWC 2014: Lenovo announces new S-Series smartphone trio, S860 (HUGE battery), S850 (glass), S660 (metal)Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has been incredibly busy of late, ironing out the fine details of its Motorola takeover. But that doesn’t mean the world’s number five smartphone player is slowing down.

Au contraire, Lenovo has just announced a trio of new S-Series phones, namely the S860, S850 (pictured) and S660, each with its own claim to, er, not being lame.

The Lenovo S860 is the big daddy of the trio, with a 5.3in “HD” display, quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The headline feature here is a colossal battery offering standby time of up to 40 days, and talk time of 24 hours.

Lenovo doesn’t tell us just how big the S860 battery is, but it’ll allow other devices to leech juice via micro USB. Interesting.

The middle chap is the Lenovo S850, with specs including a 5in HD display, quad-core processor, and 13MP/5MP camera combo.

The big draw with the Lenovo S850 is its all-glass exterior, available in pink (Jan’s favourite) or white. It’s also lightweight and “remarkably thin”. So it’s aimed at girls, then?

Finally, rounding off the trio is the Lenovo S660. It features a metallic bod housing a 4.7in display, with a fingerprint and scratch-resistant rear cover. Sounds a bit like the LG G Flex.

Disappointingly, all three come rocking Jelly Bean Android 4.2, but with availability penciled in for June (good gawd), we wouldn’t be surprised to see these guys getting the KitKat treatment.

As for pricing, the Lenovo S860, S850 and S660 come in at $349 (£210), $269 (£162) and $229 (£138) respectively.

via: Lenovo

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 24, 2014 at 13:56

It's funny how Lenovo relatively succesfully deliver a 'different' design approach with their Yoga tablets, to then launch these three generic cookie cutter devices.


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