Recently unveiling one smartphone after another, it’s no mystery that Lenovo is out to get a strong position in the market this year, and as a testament to that, it’s announcing two more handsets: the Lenovo A Plus targeted at customers on a budget and the midrange Lenovo P2, the successor to the Vibe P1.
To get an idea of the pair, here’s a quick look at their currently known specs and other nitty-gritty:
Lenovo A Plus
First up, the Lenovo A Plus is a low-end, affordable smartphone from every perspective. It sports a 4.5-inch display with a 480 x 854 resolution. While it won’t exactly push out clear-cut icons, videos and whatnot, it should be enough to provide a pretty decent experience in terms of everyday usage.
Under the hood, it has a MediaTek MT6580 chip that clocks in at 1.3 GHz along with 1 GB worth of RAM. It only has 8 GB of internal storage to offer, but fortunately, it’s expandable via microSD card.
Going below the standard of sorts, it’s packing in a 2,000 mAh battery, but considering that the device itself isn’t power-hungry, that should be enough to last for quite a while.
Mobile photographers and selfie takers will also have to look elsewhere, as the Lenovo A Plus is fitted with only a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front snapper.
In a word, the specs might seem a bit discouraging, but it’s thanks to those configurations that the price is kept down at €69 in Europe, which is roughly $77. On top of that, there’s also a dual-SIM version that slightly bumps up the cost to €79 or about $88.
As mentioned earlier, the Lenovo P2 is the improved replacement of the Lenovo Vibe P1, and just like its predecessor, its cream-of-the-crop feature is its humongous battery.
With a 5,100 mAh pack on board, it’s definitely going to stay on through the day, assuming that it’s under typical usage. That’s a small step up from the 5,000 mAh one that its older sibling has in store, but nonetheless, it’s a welcome upgrade.
More about improvements, it also houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, yet another notch up compared with the Snapdragon 615 of the previous model.
It’s going to have a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920, pushing out 401 ppi. The current model here and there in Europe has 3 GB of RAM plus 32 GB of expandable native storage, but a variant with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage is expected to launch in the foreseeable future too.
Also, it’s worth pointing out that the listed specs shouldn’t come as much of a surprise for some, as a TENAA certification already confirmed them before.
Out of the box, it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. As for the rest of the features, it has a fingerprint sensor on the front, and in the camera side of things, it’s equipped with a Sony-branded 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel shooter on the front.
Before wrapping up, it should be noted that the news comes from Chinese website MyDrivers (translated).
What do you think of the Lenovo A Plus and Lenovo P2? Feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know, especially about whether or not you’re going to be picking up one of the two.
If neither one is up your alley, you can always opt for another smartphone in the brand’s lineup, particularly the recently unwrapped Moto Z Play, which is going to hold users back by $408 under Verizon or $449.99 for an unlocked version.