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Lenovo S860 to be launched in early May, 4,000 mAh battery in tow

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Announced in February at MWC 2014, Lenovo’s new S860 smartphone is now available to pre-order in India, and will start shipping there in the first week of May.

The official price of the S860 is $355 (21,499 INR) in India. As we told you during our Lenovo S860 hands-on, one of the selling points of this handset is its large 4,000 mAh battery that should be able to provide up to 43 hours of talk-time, or up to 40 days of stand-by. Of course, we’ve seen a few smartphones with batteries that offer more than 5,000 mAh (check out the Philips W6618), but those are unlikely to be released internationally.

Impressive battery aside, the Lenovo S860 features a 5.3-inch 720p IPS display, dual front speakers, dual SIM capabilities, 8MP rear camera with flash, a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable internal memory.

The S860 will be launched running Android Jelly Bean, which isn’t particularly flattering for an Android handset nowadays. However, Lenovo will update the device to Android 4.4 KitKat at a date that should be “communicated shortly.”

We’re guessing that the Lenovo S860 will be released in various other markets after going on sale in India.


source: Lenovo India

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