Lenovo A859 Phone Packs Quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM for $220
Alongside the new flagship Vibe Z, and the S650 and S930, Lenovo today announced the A859, a self-described 'tweener' phone.
Lenovo is billing the A859 as an all rounder. In reality, it's a mid-range smartphone that runs on a 1.3 GHz quad-core chip from MediaTek as well as 1 GB of RAM. The A859 also boasts 8 GB of onboard storage (expandable to 32 GB via MicroSD), an 8-megapixel camera around back, a 1.6-megapixel camera up front, and a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) display. The whole thing runs on Android 4.2 with Lenovo's own pre-loaded apps.
Really, the biggest selling point of this device is the price, which Lenovo estimates will be around $220. Suddenly those ho-hum specs look a lot more appealing (not unlike the Moto G). No word on release but we'll keep you posted. Stay tuned for a hands on at CES 2014, too!