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


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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S860
  • Display 5.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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10 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Holy great battery Batman! Hopefully the camera is at least decent, though in Q2-Q3 of 2014 I would expect at least 13mp if not more. Of course, I know megapixels number don't always matter but I haven't seen much from Lenovo to judge.

2. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

The side bezels look too thick to me. They could've made it much thinner making the phone more easier to grab onto.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Damn, I have a 4000 mAH battery in my 7 inch Coolpad - if the kernel on that Lenovo phone is optimized, I bet it would get two days of normal use out of it...

6. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

If the Droid MAXX can get 15hrs of video playback on it's 3500 mah battery then this thing should do close to 20+ hrs. Wow...

4. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I would love if every phone had a battery like that

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

If HTC One M8 has this big of battery and with its current software optimization... M8 will last 4 days on single charge.

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

The memory isn't expandable! It's fixed at 16GB. I live in India and was almost ready to buy this phone till I noticed that there is no microSD slot. Definitely a deal breaker for me :/

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

40 days standby time! Amazing. I would love one of these for my "travel phone" if the price is right.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

MT soc, no, no thanks.

9. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I wish Lenovo woudl take a chance and bring something to the USA. It might be hard to get carrier support but they could at least sell unlocked phones like Sony.

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