Lenovo A7000, the first phone with Dolby ATMOS sound, redefines value-for-money

Lenovo A7000, the first phone with Dolby ATMOS sound, redefines value-for-money
Scaling down from the amazing Vibe Shot, Lenovo announced another new phone today - the very affordable A7000, which still packs some surprises in its proverbial sleeve.

Have you heard of Dolby Atmos? Well, the A7000 has it, and is seemingly the first handset to be equipped with Dolby's new surround sound tech for mobile. As Lenovo puts it: "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."

We'll check these claims when we get the handset for review, while the rest of the specs of the Lenovo A7000 include a brilliant 5.5" HD display with wide viewing angles, a 1.5 GHz MediaTek "true" octa-core processor paired with 2 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of storage plus memory card slot for more. Being a dual SIM device, the A7000 is equipped with two micro SIM slots, and offers 4G LTE connectivity, too. Photogs will be served by an 8 MP rear shooter with dual LED flash, and a 5 MP front-facing camera. 

Lenovo stuffed the 2900 mAh Li-Pol battery in a 7.9mm thin polycarbonate chassis in several flashy colors, making the weight of the 5.5-incher 140 grams only, which is a very good achievement. All in all, the company managed to create a fine device for the suggested $170 retail price, and the A7000 will be available, Dolby Atmos and all, as soon as this month in all markets where Lenovo has a foothold.

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A7000
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSD
  • Battery 2900 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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4 Comments

1. shamrock

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Dolby atmos??

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It's basically a codec that presents a virtual surround setup.

2. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

A "true" octa-core processor sounds like one of MTKs older processors. Meh.

3. Spikes9s

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

It shows the very little you know about Mediatek mobile CPU's... The "old" 8 true core MTK CPU's never got the LTE onboard! The article clearly states this is a LTE phone so it must be one of the newest MTK CPU, because only the newest ones (MTK6732 is a quad core, MTK6752/6595 octa cores) got the LTE module build in... STOP being a troll, no need for it, + competition is good got all of us the customers! Friendly advice: go out and buy a phone with the newest Mediatek CPU before you "Meh" them!!! Meizu M1 Note or Lenovo X2 Vibe will surprize you!!! SMH:/

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