Lenovo unveiled the LePhone S2
back in November, but since then we haven’t heard much about the device. At CES 2012, the company brought it on the showroom floor and confirmed the specs. Appearing as the Lenovo S2
(sans the LePhone name), the handset has a 3.8-inch WVGA display and runs on heavily skinned Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The focus with this device falls on corporate security as it ships with a kernel-level security system for better protection of your data.
The 8-megapixel camera
on the back also promises to deliver superb quality pictures and 720p video footage. The Lenovo S2 runs on a 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 platform and is expected to arrive in two versions: one with 512MB of RAM and 8 gigs of internal storage, and another one with a gig of RAM and 16GB of storage.
On the software side, the skin you see allows you to pin app shortcuts to the homescreen and it will also sync your photos to the cloud, but at its core the experience remains Gingerbread-flavored. What interests us more is whether and when the device will get updated to Ice Cream Sandwich and Lenovo hasn’t said anything about that.
The Lenovo S2 will go on sale in China immediately, but we’re yet to heard a definite release date and pricing for other markets.