like Apple, Lenovo’s designs never disappoints. so if you are in the market for some serious alternative to the likes of Samsung, LG and HTC, then look forward to the new S-series smartphones from the Chinese computer biggie. announced at the 2014 MWC, the S-series comprises of three handsets, the S860, S850 and S660, that boasts quad-core processing performance, dual SIM capability and “longer battery life”, but the real kicker is, they won’t rip your wallet apart. more on the pricing later, but first, lets dwell a little into each of the devices.
kicking off the trio is the S860 which perches on the top of the food chain. packed within the beautiful brushed metal chassis and the 5.3-inch HD touch display, includes a quad core processor from MediaTek, 2GB of RAM, and a ‘high-capacity’ battery that touts up to a massive 40 days standby time and up to 24 hours of talk time over 3G. in fact, Lenovo is so proud what the battery in the S860 can achieve, it has designed for the battery to be shared with other devices. so yes. the S860 is kind of a portable battery for your other USB-powered devices.
for fashionistas or avid mobile photographers or both, the S850’s uber cool all-glass exterior, available in pink or white, and 13MP main camera and 5MP front-facing camera should more than fit the bill. powering the clockwork is a MediaTek quad-core chip and an expansive 5-inch display for viewing HD contents. last but not the least, there is another long battery life handset, the S660. also sporting a brushed metal design, the S660 is fitted with a 4.7-inch touch display and features expandable storage of up to 32GB via microSD cards.
more details should be available later today, but for now, we talk pricing. the Lenovo S860, 6850 and S660 start at $349, $269 and $229, respectively, when they become available in June 2014. destined for ‘select markets’, they will also be available from Lenovo website. unfortunately, we do not have more images to share at this point.