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Consumer electronics major Lenovo has launched a new smartphone dubbed as A7000 Plus in Philippines.

As the name suggests, the new Lenovo A7000 Plus is an advanced version of the popular budget phablet Lenovo A7000, which was launched earlier this year. The key improvements include 5.5-inch full HD display, 16GB internal storage, 13MP primary camera and a bigger 3000mAh battery.

Its predecessor comes with 5.5-inch HD (1280x720p), 8GB storage, 8MP camera and 2900mAh battery. Other stipulated features like RAM (2GB) and front camera (5MP) remain same.

But the interesting thing to note is that A7000 Plus is identical to Lenovo's recently launched K3 Note specifications in all aspects. [Check out the spec-sheet below]

Lenovo A7000 Plus Price and availability:

As per the reports, the new Lenovo A7000 Plus will be initially made available in Philippines for PHP7999 (around $171/€150/Rs 11,350).

Local e-commerce site Lazada has confirmed that the Lenovo A7000 Plus sale will go live on 15 September at 12 noon [HERE].

Will Lenovo A7000 Plus Hit Stores in India?

We highly doubt that Lenovo would launch A7000 Plus in India anytime soon because the company is already selling K3 Note with the same features. It has received an overwhelming response in India. As per the latest reports, more than 5 lakh Lenovo K3 Notes have been sold on Flipkart in just two months.

Read more: Lenovo K3 Note Sold Over 5,00,000 Units in Just 2 Months Through Flipkart

So we believe that Lenovo will probably put the A7000 Plus launch on back burner to avoid the phone from cannibalising the K3 Note sales in India.

Via GSMArena

Key Specifications of Lenovo A7000 Plus:

Models Lenovo A7000 Lenovo A7000 Plus Lenovo K3 Note
Display 5.5-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS screen with 178 -degree viewing angle
  • Pixel density: 267 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch full HD display with 1920x1080p resolutions
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi
5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi
OS Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with VIBE UI Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (with Vibe v2.5 UI)
Processor 64-bit 1.5GHz MediaTek (MT6752m) Tru8core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU 64-bit class 1.7GHz MediaTek (MTK MT6752) Octa-core CPU 64-bit class 1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU
Storage capacity 8GB, expandable up to 32GB 16GB (expandable up to 32GB) 16GB, expandable up to 32GB
  • Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash,HDR, Guidelines, Geo-tagging, Triaxial Leveling, Auto Beautification;
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with fixed-focus, 5 Snap Modes for Easy Selfies;
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, auto-focus, f/2.0 aperture, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with fixed focus
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Dual LED flash, HDR, full HD video recording
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 2900 mAh;
  • Talk time: Up to 39 hours (2G) & 16 hours (3G)
  • Standby time: close to 11 days (2G/3G), 12 days (4G)
3000 mAh (Li-Ion) 3000 mAh;
  • Talk time: up to 36 hours
  • Standby time: close to 750 hours
Network 4G LTE; FDD Band 1, 3, 7, 20; TDD Band 40 4G-LTE (Cat. 4) 150 mbps(download)/50mbps (upload) 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM (type: micro), Dolby Atmos audio system, Bluetooth v4.0, Dual-SIM slots (type: micro), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, micro-USB, microSD card slot, Dolby ATMOS audio system, OTG, Dual-SIM (micro) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP & LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS. GLONASS, microUSB v2.0, FM Radio, Dolby Atmos audio system with surround sound feature
Dimensions 152.6 x 76.2 x 7.99 mm 152.6 x 76.2 x 7.99 mm 152.6 x 76.2 x 8.0 mm
Weight 140 g 140 g 150 g