Lenovo’s much-anticipated A6000 smartphone will be made available to purchase on Wednesday in its first flash sale via Flipkart. The Lenovo A6000 will go on sale at 2pm IST for registered consumers.
Flipkart in a recent tweet detailed the way to buy the Lenovo A6000 on the sale day and it required users to log-in to Flipkart and register on the Lenovo’s A6000 store page. After registering on Flipkart, users will be eligible to buy the handset on the sale day.
The Chinese company as of now has not revealed the number of Lenovo A6000 units that will be up for grabs on the first sale day via the company’s exclusive online partner. Lenovo, with hopes to compete with its rivals’ budget 4G LTE smartphone offerings – the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Micromax’s Yu Yureka – has launched its new A6000 contender at Rs. 6,999.
Lenovo’s pricing for the Lenovo A6000 significantly undercuts the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G – which sells at Rs. 9,999 – and Micromax’s Yu Yureka – which is priced at Rs. 8,999. The smartphone arguably however, is not as well-endowed as its rivals’ counterparts, and may just be positioned to take on Xiaomi’s recently unveiled Redmi 2 smartphone.
The Lenovo A6000 is compatible with the Band 3 and Band 40 (TDD-LTE) 4G networks used in India. It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, which is smaller than the 5.5-inch display on both Micromax’s Yu Yureka and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4G. The dual-SIM smartphone supports Micro-SIM cards.
The A6000 is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) SoC clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with 1GB of RAM. The Android 4.4 KitKat-based smartphone runs Lenovo’s Vibe UI 2.0 skin on top, and bears 8GB of built-in storage with no word on expandability. An Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been promised, but no time frame announced.
Other specifications include an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash; a 2-megapixel front camera; apart from a 2300mAh battery rated to deliver up to 13 hours of talk time and up to 264 hours of standby time on 3G networks. The LenovoA6000 measures 141x70x8.2mm and weighs 128 grams.