Lenovo already had the K860 model in the market, and it was quite a decent phone, but the company has now come up with a successor model of its, named the Lenovo K860i which is the better version now with some better specifications, and Lenovo has kept it limited to the Chinese market as of now, with the announcement done yesterday, and the phone would be available from December 21st in the Chinese markets.
There is nothing much changed in this version, except a few slight changes and Lenovo is looking to make more sales with a better processor and a newer version of the Android OS in it. The K860i would be coming with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and the processor is going to be a 1.6GHz Quad-core Exynos processor, supported with 2 GB of RAM.
The internal memory in the K860i would be 16GB and you could expand that using an external MicroSD card in it. The display and camera are the same, with the phone having a 5 inch IPS display with a 720p resolution, and the rear side of the phone would hold an 8 megapixel camera while a front 2 megapixel camera would be good for video calling.
Lenovo hasn’t done any changes with the battery too, as the same Li-ion battery will have a capacity of 2250 mAh and that should be quite enough though, as the predecessor model was good with the battery life. Lenovo has made an announcement in just the Chinese market as of now, but as the K860 was launched even in the Indian and Philippines market, this successor model too can make any entry anytime later.
Comparison between the K860 and K860i from Lenovo
|Dimensions||143.5 x 74.4 x 9.6 mm||143.54 x 74.44 x 9.6 mm|
|Screen & Display||5 inch IPS LCD Display, 720p||5 inch IPS LCD Display, 720p|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Quad-core Exynos||1.6 GHz Quad-core Exynos|
|Operating System||Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich||Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean|
|Rear Camera, Front Camera||8 Megapixel, 2 Megapixel||8 Megapixel, 2 Megapixel|
|Internal Memory||8 GB||16 GB|
|Battery||2250 mAh Li-ion||2250 mAh Li-ion|
There is no official word on the pricing of the phone and the availability outside China, but in the place announced its going to be shipped from December 21st, and Lenovo is keeping a few other great devices in the line after this, one being the Lenovo P770 device with the huge battery having a 3500 mAh capacity, and they are even working on a device that would have a 1080p display.