High on the heels of Lenovo A7000 launch, Lenovo unveiled its all-new A1900 smartphone in China to attract low-budget customers in its home market.
The new handset packs low-end features for an incredibly cheap price, around $46, which roughly translates to ₹2,800. Lenovo offers a 4-inch WVGA display, a quad-core processor among other modest specs, yet delivers great value for its price.
The new Lenovo A1900 was launched exclusively for the Chinese market, without any information on international availability. As per the product listing on China's popular e-commerce site Alibaba, the handset is powered by a quad-core Cortex A7 SC7730 processor clocking speeds at 1.2GHz. It is backed by 512MB RAM and a Mali-400 GPU for graphics.
The Lenovo A1900 also sports a single rear-facing camera with 2-megapixel sensor. Buyers will miss out on the flash and secondary camera, but that's quite expected given the low price. On the storage side, the A1900 gets 4GB onboard space that can be expanded up to 16GB via microSD card.
Lenovo supports various connectivity options, including 3G support for data browsing as well as 2G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The handset feels light as it weighs just 117 grams even with a 1,500mAh battery on board. Based on Google's Android OS, the A1900 runs version 4.4 KitKat out of the box and has room for two SIM networks.
Lenovo's latest model competes with other entry-level smartphones such as Aqua N7 and Lava Iris Z1 Mini but the popularity of Lenovo must be a greater advantage for the Chinese tech giant. According to NDTV, the A1900 price ranges from $46 to $52, which roughly translates to ₹2,800 - ₹3,200 in Indian currency.
While the Lenovo A1900 may do for a great budget 3G smartphone in India, international availability is unknown at the time.
In other news, Lenovo today (11 April) launched the A7000 in India for a competitive price of ₹8,999. At such a low price, the powerful handset is bound to take on rivals such as Xiaomi, Micromax and other brands.