Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Lenovo to launch budget 4G smartphone at CES


It looks like more smartphone makers are gearing up to launch budget 4G smartphones in 2015.

PC and mobile device maker, Lenovo has announced that it will be launching a new 4G LTE-capable smartphone at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2015 (CES). The phone will be based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip and will be priced aggressively.
It looks like more smartphone makers are gearing up to launch budget 4G smartphones in 2015.

It will be unveiled on January 8 in Las Vegas and will reach the Indian shores soon after.

The phone's pricing would be comparable to that of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Micromax's YU Yureka phones, as per company sources. It would be interesting to see how Lenovo prices the phone in India where 4G is at a nascent stage and is available only in select regions.

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4G debuted today on Flipkart at Rs 9,999. The company claimed that all stocks were sold out in 6 seconds. The phone is powered by a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad core processor. The other specifications are similar to the Redmi Note 3G except that the Redmi Note 4G is a single sim phone.

The Yureka smartphone will go on sale starting 13 January but will be available to consumers who pre-registered to buy it on Amazon India. Priced at Rs 8,999, the phone is powered by a 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa core chip with 1.5GHz processor cores, Adreno 405 graphics and 2GB DDR3 RAM. It runs Cyanogen OS.