Lenovo launching new metal smartphone at MWC 2016

by: Kris CarlonFebruary 15, 2016


Lenovo India has teased a new metal smartphone to be launched at MWC 2016 next week, promising a “gorgeous new device” “engineered from scratch”. The teaser says to “brace yourselves” for the “knockout punch”. The top of the pictured device looks an awful lot like the Lenovo Lemon 3 which was launched in China last month, leading to speculation it will now see a release in India.

If so, the knockout punch will be the price. The Lenovo Lemon 3 retails for about $100 in China, meaning it would carry a price tag somewhere around 7,500 INR in India, or less than half the price of the OnePlus X. The Lemon 3 is a clear competitor for the Xiaomi Redmi 3, which retails for around the same price in China.

The Lenovo Lemon 3 specs include a 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, octa-core Snapdragon 616 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB ROM with microSD expansion, 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP front-facing camera, 2,750 mAh battery, Android 5.1 Lollipop, LTE, dual-SIM and dual rear-facing stereo speakers.

  • Robert Johnson

    If this is a 1920 x 1080 device at about 100 US dollars I’ll buy one (if available in Europe).

  • 16 GB ROM ? Wow read only memory, that must suck ;)

    • DDD

      They preload all the apps, songs and pictures you’ll ever need.

      • Guys, he was making a symantic joke. It’s flash memory, not “ROM”. If it were ROM, it would equate to 0 bytes of user storage.

        • DDD

          I’m completely aware of that.

        • DDD was being sarcastic, bob on the other hand didn’t get the symantic joke.

    • bob

      sd slot card option is listed on this phone if you check gsmareana

      Chipset Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616

      CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53

      GPU Adreno 405

      MEMORY Card slot microSD

      Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM

  • bob

    if they are launching this in india,xiaomi will announce redmi 3 next day

  • Choda Boy

    This is one of those examples of a product name not translating well. Why would I want a “lemon” of a phone. ;-)