Lenovo India has started sending invites for an event in India scheduled for April 7, where the company is likely to launch the A7000 smartphone.
The invite as usual doesn't indicate much about the event or the upcoming device; though it teases Dolby Atmos technology, which comes built-in on the new Lenovo A7000 smartphone.
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Initially unveiled at MWC, the Lenovo A7000 was priced at $169 (approximately Rs. 10,400) and set to become available starting March in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold.
The smartphone is the successor to the company's popular 4G/ LTE budget offering, the Lenovo A6000, and features upgraded specifications as well as a larger display - pegging it as a multimedia device. The Lenovo A7000 supports dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) while running Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe UI running on top. It features a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display and packs an octa-core 1.5GHz (MediaTek MT6572M) processor with 2GB of RAM.
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The A7000 features an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. Internal storage on the handset is 8GB, which is expandable via microSD card (unknown capacity). Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G/ LTE (FDD Band 1, 3, 7, 20; TDD Band 40), Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB, just like its predecessor.
The Lenovo A7000 is backed by a 2900mAh battery, measures 152.6x76.2x7.99mm and weighs 140 grams.
The Chinese manufacturer can be expected to also showcase the Lenovo Vibe Shot alongside a "smartphone crossover device" called the Lenovo Pocket Projector.
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Both the devices were launched alongside the A7000 at MWC, the Vibe Shot was priced at $349 (approximately Rs. 21,600) and is expected to go on sale starting June. The Lenovo Pocket Projector was launched at $249 (approximately Rs. 15,400) and was announced to be available starting May.