Lenovo has just launched its new S60 smartphone, a mid-range handset targeted at the competitive Indian market. The company has been looking to carve out a position for itself in India by utilizing its reputation for price competitive products. Last month, Lenovo launched a similarly priced Intel-powered K80 smartphone in China and has a solid mid-ranger already in its A7000.
The Lenovo S60 is a mid-range smartphone throughout. The handset features a 5-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC (MSM8916), 2GB of RAM, 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, and 2,150mAh battery. The handset also comes with 8GB of internal memory and a 32GB expandable microSD card slot, along with dual-SIM support and Lenovo’s Vibe UI 2.0 based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, although 5.0 Lollipop is also in the works.
The rear camera features some higher-end features, including scene detection, face recognition, low light enhancement, Panorama, burst shot, smile shot, and HDR options. However, the handset appears to be lacking LTE support. Overall, the S60 is very similar to Lenovo’s slightly more expensive S90.
If the specifications have caught your fancy, the S60 is available directly through Lenovo’s own website, popular local retailer FlipKart, and through Amazon India for a price of ₹12,999. However, this does put the handset directly up against the very compelling new Xiaomi Mi 4i and the Asus Zenfone 2.