Washington: Lenovo is gearing up to launch its first mid-range Android smartphone with Midas Touch.
Android Headlines caught wind (via WebTrek) of a new Android smartphone on the way from Lenovo, and this one appears aimed squarely at buyers on a budget, despite the handset’s classy looks and scrappy name.
The so-called Golden Warrior S8 may sound like poorly-dubbed kung fu film straight out of the ’70s, but it’s reportedly the name of Lenovo’s latest attempt to release a smart-looking, big-screen handset with mid-range specs.
The Golden Warrior S8 features an attractive gilded casing and is said to pack 13MP rear-facing and 5MP front-facing cameras, but that appears to be where the really good news ends.
Judging from the internal specs, Lenovo’s foray into mid-tier devices isn’t exactly a walk on the wild side, such as the the 5.3-inch display which features a decidedly “meh” resolution of 1280 x 720.
The whole package is tied down by what’s referred to as a “mediocre” octa-core MediaTek MT6592 CPU saddled to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which isn’t exactly a slouch but is certainly no longer the freshest candy in the cupboard, either.
Consumers certainly won’t mistake this handset for Lenovo’s coveted K900, but given the rumored price of roughly $130 (about £78, AU$138), they may not ultimately care all that much.
No word on when Lenovo may unleash its budget-minded Golden Warrior S8 upon an unsuspecting world, but judging from the leaked press images, a formal announcement shouldn’t be too far away.