The jury is still out on whether or not the “phablet” space created by Samsung with the Galaxy Note is a legitimate mobile segment, but for the sake of argument Lenovo is coming forward with its own take on the category in the form of the Lenovo S880.
While other phone makers merely skirt the 5-inch demarcation line with their smartphone products, Lenovo is going full-steam ahead with the S880, a device that comes packed with Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich Android operating system, a 1GHz processor, and a long battery life powered by a 2250mAh battery.
Check out the rest of the specifications below:
- Dual SIM, Dual-Standby
- Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 1GHz CPU, MT6575 Processor
- WVGA Capacitive Touchscreen Display, 800×480 pixel resolution
- 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM
- 755MB Internal Memory + 1.85 GB USB Storage, expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card
- 5.0MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera
- GPS with AGPS support2250 mAh battery
If those specifications already appeal to you, the price may be enough to make your jaw drop: at P14,999 — or half the going rate of the Galaxy Note when it first arrived — you can already get a hold of this literal smartphone giant.
The S880 is just the latest in Lenovo’s attempt to penetrate the local mobile market with its wide array of Android-powered smartphone choices.
Open Communications, distributor of Lenovo Mobile phones locally, said the S880 completes the mobile company’s lineup in every major price segment, which include: the sub-P5,000 range with the Lenovo A60+; the sub-P10,000 range with the Lenovo A65; the sub-P12,000 level with the Lenovo P700; and the sub-P15,000 segment with the Lenovo S880.
Executives revealed they are prepping to launch a product in the high-end, quad-core segment in the form of the Lenovo K860, which recently launched in China, although Philippine availability has yet to be announced.