While there is no word on the pricing, reports indicate the Lenovo A628T will available in bright red colour option via China Mobile on February 14. For now, word about global availability is still awaited.
The Lenovo A628T has dual-SIM slots and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The mid-range smartphone from Lenovo sports a 5-inch display with a 480×854 pixel resolution.
The Lenovo A628T is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM. The A628T packs a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card, however, the maximum size has not been detailed.
There are no details of the connectivity options on the Lenovo A628T, but it should ideally support Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, EDGE, GPRS and 3G connectivity options at least. Also the handset is backed by a 2000mAh battery, but there are no details on the talktime or standby time it will provide.
The Lenovo A628T is the first smartphone that’s been unveiled after Lenovo’s recently announced acquisition of Google’s Motorola Mobility handset division.
Lenovo said on January 29, it agreed to buy Google’s Motorola handset division for $2.91 billion, in what is being called China’s largest-ever tech deal. According to experts, the move is seen as a way for Lenovo to buys its way into a heavily competitive U.S. handset market dominated by Apple.
It was Lenovo’s second major deal on US soil in a week (the company also announced it would be buying IBM’s low-end server business), as the Chinese electronics company angles to get a foothold in major global computing markets. The deal ends Google’s short-lived foray into making consumer mobile devices and marks a pullback from its largest-ever acquisition. Google paid $12.5 billion for Motorola in 2012.