Lenovo S850 and S860 smartphones bring ultra-long battery life, quad-core processors

Brittany A. Roston - Feb 23, 2014, 11:05 pm CST
Lenovo S850 and S860 smartphones bring ultra-long battery life, quad-core processors

In addition to the S660 unveiled today, Lenovo has also introduced its S850 and S860 smartphones, both of which bring quad-core processors and their own special something to the table. The S850 boasts a glass body, while the S860 has bragging rights to exceptionally long battery life.

Starting with the Lenovo S850, this smartphone offering is of the fashionable variety, aimed at those who want a stylish phone. As such, it is constructed with an all-glass exterior, and measures in at 0.32-inches thin. When it launches ($269 USD), the S850 will be available in white and pink.

The S850 has a 5-inch IPS 1280 x 720 display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which is a big jump over the S660’s 0.3-megapixel front camera. There’s a Dual SIM option, 1GB of memory, 16GB of storage, and a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor. Connectivity includes 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0.

And moving on to the Lenovo S860, this phone is most notable for its exceptionally long battery life — up to 40 days in standby and 43 hours of talk time, depending on whether the user is on 2G or 3G. The phone is a tad thicker than Lenovo’s other phones announced today at 0.4-inches thin, but such is expected given the 4000mAh battery.

Aside from the battery, the S860 offers a 5.3-inch 1280 x 720 IPS touchscreen and dual front-facing speakers. There’s Dual-SIM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.6-megapixel front camera, 2GB/16GB of memory/storage, and Android 4.2. When it arrives this year, the handset will be priced at $349 USD.

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