Chinese manufacturer Lenovo is in serious danger of stealing the show at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, having already wowed us with the camera-focused Vibe Shot.
Moving down the spec ladder just a little, the Lenovo A7000 offers some seriously impressive credentials considering its suggested retail price of $170 (around £110).
The Lenovo A7000 is essentially a wallet-friendly upper-midrange phablet, kicking off the spec sheet with a 5.5in 720p HD display.
The resultant pixel density comes in at just 267PPI, which is pretty low any way you look at it, but really that’s the only gripe we have.
See, further Lenovo A7000 specs include an 8-core MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM (virtually unheard of at that price point), 8GB expandable storage, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, dual SIM support, and 4G LTE connectivity.
The Lenovo A7000 also boasts of being the world’s first smartphone with Dolby Atmos. What does that mean? Let’s listen to Lenovo:
"Users will immediately hear the Dolby Atmos difference using headphones: sounds of people, places, things, and music become more vivid and move from all directions, including overhead, with astonishing clarity, richness and depth.
“Voices and noises have a broader range from highs to lows, with the greatest subtlety. The technology also makes playback volume more consistent across all types of content."
Sounds (pun intended) good to us!
It’s unlikely that the Lenovo A7000 will see an official UK release, though it’ll almost certainly pop up on Amazon.co.uk in due course. Which is a shame, as priced right, the Lenovo A7000 could shake up the already-hugely-competitive round-about-£100 category.