Lenovo announces LePhone S2 and three LePad slates
Lenovo announced four new additions to its lineup of Android-powered devices. The event held in Beijing saw the unveiling of the LePhone S2 Gingebread smartphone, the 5" LePad S2005 phoneblet as well as the LePad S2007 and LePad S2010 Honeycomb slates.
Lenovo LePhone S2
We'll start with the Lenovo LePhone S2 (Seriously? That's the best they couldn't come up to name their droid family?). The Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread smartphone is built around a 3.8" WVGA LCD and sports a Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset with a 1.4 GHz single-core Scorpion CPU.
The LePhone S2 will be offered in two versions - 512MB RAM/ 8GB storage and 1GB RAM/ 16GB storage, but neither of them offers a microSD card slot. The 8MP camera with 720p video recording should cater for your photography needs. The other cool features of the LePhone S2 include 200 GB of free cloud storage (yeap, you read that right) and a gesture area below the screen.
The LePhone S2 will, reportedly, cost about RMB 2,990 ($470), but there's no info on its launch date just yet.
Lenovo LePad S2005
The 5" LePad S2005 might have the name of its bigger brother, but it uses the same platform as the lil' LePhone S2. Unfortunately, the 5" LTPS display with ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle only sports WVGA resolution, which will steer plenty of people away from the LePad S2005.
However, the processing power is mostly there with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU ticking inside the S2005. The 9.95mm-slim phoneblet also features 1GB of storage, a 5MP camera with 1080p video recording, a 1.3MP front-facing snapper as well as microUSB and microHDMI ports.
The Lenovo LePad S2005 is said to go on sale in two days' time, but we don't know how much it will cost just yet.
Lenovo LePad S2007 and S2010
The Lenovo LePad S2007 and S2010 were arguably the two most interesting announcements by the Chinese company today. The two differ in screen size, weight and battery, but share the Honeycomb platform and the Snapdragon chipset with 1.5GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU.
The LePad S2007 weighs in at 360g, has a profile of 9.7mm and features a decently sounding 3780mAh battery, while the 670g LePad S2010 is 9.9mm-thick and comes with a huge 7560mAh juice pack.
Other features shared between the 7" and 10" LePads are 1GB RAM, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution of the IPS display, 8MP primary and 1.3MP secondary camera and dual-mode 3G (EV-DO and WCDMA).
The pricing and availability of the S2007 and S2010 are yet to be confirmed, but we do know Lenovo plans to give them a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich eventually.
yeah.. it sounds better than iphone... the best name.. ever heard LePhone
- 2011-12-21 15:08
I stuff don't sound cool sorry to say it sounds boring. If the phones are anything like their laptop builds i give it a miss thank you.
- 2011-11-30 12:15
There's only one problem with that... i-Stuff sounds cool. Le Stuff? Sounds French :D
- 2011-11-30 11:27