Lenovo S920, with 5.3 inch screen, ready for Chinese launch on April 8th

Lenovo S920, with 5.3 inch screen, ready for Chinese launch on April 8th
The three major Chinese handset manufacturers have basically been trying to build more high-end models which makes the Lenovo S920 an interesting unit for the company. We first feasted our eyes on this handset nearly two weeks ago when a leak allowed us to get a look at it. Starting with the 5.3 inch 720p display (with a thin bezel) and the quad-core 1.2GHZ MediaTek processor, it sounds really good. But for some reason, Lenovo decided to go with 1GB of RAM instead of 2GB of RAM that has become the standard on top-shelf models.

Another place where we could see a problem is with the 2250mAh battery which will have to power up the rather large screen. A larger capacity cell might have been better suited for the task. Did we mention the 16GB of native storage that can be expanded using the microSD slot? And the phone has back and front-facing cameras of 8MP and 2MP respectively. One place where we have to give kudos to Lenovo is with its decision to go with Android 4.2 out of the box.

The Lenovo S920 is expected to launch in China on April 8th for the equivalent of $350 USD, which is not bad considering that this is an off-contract price. With all of the features that the Samsung GALAXY Note II offers, we wouldn't call this a replacement for that phablet, but for those in China, it seems like a decent value for the price.

source: UnwiredView via AndroidCommunity


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18 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Looks cool, but only 1 GB of ram, 8 MP camera? Lenovo needs to make it "bigger"!

2. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

S920? What is this?! Copying both Samsung and Nokia with the name?

5. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

...and HTC's design...

14. KennethP4V

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

yh wtf is this, i thought even though Lenovo is a Chinese comp, it's different from the rest of the pack, since they paid IBM to bought the computer business instead of copying and make clones. Now they just straight up copy 98% of an HTC design. Now i realize, all Chinese are the same., no exception.

3. wendygarett unregistered

That camera design, seems familiar.. I wonder where did I see that lol

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Actually if you look at the front and back and even the black and white color combination it is a copy from our one x

7. wendygarett unregistered

Lol spoiler :p

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Lenovo Xperia One S920 priced somewhere around the same as a ZTE.

4. mydi.maus unregistered

looks fishy

8. REYNER

Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

cool!!! very affordable how i hope they will not sacrifice the quality of the software with that price im looking forward to that my goodness!! last year's flagship is nowadays midrange fast innovation!!

9. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Dont worry tol, Lenovo's android software/Skin is near Stock, even at dual core it's buuuutttery smooth. There's barely any bloatware to worry about. Also Lenovo's UI is like a very toned down Go Launcher EX btw. . . (Lenovo s890 owner)

13. REYNER

Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

wow!!! tlga?! that makes me excited!! im looking for an alternative phone that would not cost me much hopefully it will land here in the Philippines very soon!!!

15. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Yes. I myself is surprised to find out that Lenovos software is optimized very good. This phone might retail at 1399 - 1499 when it hit our shores. As for the date, either May or June as the earliest. Dang this phone is drool worthy for the price.

16. REYNER

Posts: 187; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

are you pertaining for the lenovo s890 to hit our shore by may or june? i heard it was already launched last feb? this lenovo s920 make me excited!! how i hope it'll arrive soon as early as april:( i'd like to have one! im just curious how was the performance of your s890? does it still suffer the typical android stutters or barely?

17. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I was referring to the s920, 4 months lang ata it’ll probably arrive na in our shores.

18. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

I’ve notice stuttering only in the message thread, thats primarily because when loading the specific thread I’m already scrolling it. all in all you wont notice any.

11. BitterTruth unregistered

For $350 it is a good deal.

12. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Being an American, these words are hard to type... China is #1 when it comes to Smartphone Super Powers... There, I said (typed) it. O.0 Hope the U.S.A. can bring back some of those Jobs. Get it, Apple.

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