Lenovo Introduces 3 New A-Series Smartphones





 

A in A316i, A680 and A859 Stands for Affordable and Amazing 

Lenovo, the world’s top PC manufacturer, is spearheading a move to revolutionize the smartphone industry with the launch of three new additions to its A-Series of affordable smartphones. The Lenovo A-Series sets a “value for money” footprint, giving Filipinos more new ways to get linked and stay connected 24/7 while ensuring that they enjoy the full benefits of having a smartphone.

“The latest A-Series smartphones have been made more powerful to be able to keep up with the growing needs of consumers. Lenovo believes that smartphones have become an essential gadget that every Filipino should have,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager of Lenovo Philippines. “We understand the importance of staying connected with family and friends in every part of the archipelago, that’s why we strive to offer only the best solutions. We also ensure that our smartphones are made affordable,” he adds.


Lenovo A316iLenovo A316i: Hip and Fun

The A316i will suit the younger generation — students and young professionals alike — who want a hip and fun smartphone that’s easy on the pocket. The A316i is powered by 1.3GHz Dual Core CPU running on Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Operating System. Its 512MB of RAM lets users enjoy a smoother, faster and more responsive user interface. With a 4-inch capacitive display of 800×480 pixels, the A316i provides for a more enjoyable viewing of digital content while its dual-SIM capability allows for a better value data plan.

The user-friendly features of Lenovo A316i smartphone allow users to listen to music, browse the web, and play games with its 4GB memory that may still be expanded up to 32GB via microSD. Enjoy taking pictures with its 2 Megapixel Fixed Focus rear-facing camera and use its featured software applications for added photo-editing fun.

 

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Lenovo A680: Bold and Strong

Taking it up a notch higher, Lenovo is introducing the bold and strong A680, which sports a 5-inch capacitive display with WVGA 854×480 pixels. Designed especially for multimedia enthusiasts, this affordable smartphone is powered by MediaTek 1.3GHz Quad Core CPU and runs on Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Operating System (with 1GB RAM).

Encased in an elegant black polycarbonate body, the Lenovo A680 can accommodate two regular SIMs to allow flexibility and ease of managing multiple numbers. It also features a 5-Megapixel rear-facing Fixed Focus camera for taking quality landscape photos or capturing life’s precious moments. The A680 has an 4GB memory which may still be extended up to 32GB using a microSD card. Such storage space is enough to store photo, video and music files as well as games and other Android applications. Made for professionals who are always-on-the-go, the Lenovo A680 is sure to exceed expectations when it comes to performance, speed and reliability.

 


A859_Hero_01Lenovo A859: Powerful and Industrial

A top of the line product among the latest models in the A-Series, the powerful and industrial Lenovo A859 packs a ton of features beginning with its 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive display (at 720×1280 pixels, with up to 16M colors) which makes it an ideal gadget for watching movies and gaming. Its vibrant touch screen display is further complemented by a MediaTek MT6582 1.3GHz Quad Core CPU with 1 GB RAM, thus maximizing the entertainment value of the A859. It runs on Jelly Bean Android 4.2 OS, giving tech aficionados the ideal operating system to download applications specific to his or her lifestyle.

The A859 also features an 8-Megapixel Auto-Focus (AF) camera with LED flashlight (at 3264×2448 pixels) for a much more enhanced picture-taking experience. Save high-quality photos and videos in the 8 GB memory which may still be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD. Users can also do video chat with loved ones using its 1.6 megapixel front-facing camera. This model comes in white.

 

Price and Availability

The suggested retail price (SRP) of Lenovo A316i is PHP 3,999; the Lenovo A680 is being offered at PHP 6,499; while the Lenovo A859 is priced at PHP 10,999. The three new models under the Lenovo A Series are now available in Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores in Metro Manila, Davao, Cebu and Roxas City as well as at authorized dealers of Open Communications, Lenovo’s exclusive smartphone distributor in the Philippines.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.