Lenovo today launched a new smartphone, in the already glutted Indian smartphone industry. The S 850, which was unveiled earlier in MWC, Barcelona, has now been launched in India at a price tag of ₹ 15,499. Like most mid-range phone these days, the S850 is also powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. The phone has an in-built storage of 16 GB with no memory card slot. We fail to understand as to why Lenovo has not ordered a expandable memory card slot, considering the fact that it is a mid-budget phone.
Apart from this, the phone features a 5 inch 720 p display accompanied by a 13-megapixel rear snapper. It also has a 5 megapixels front camera, which can be good enough to click those popular selfies.
One of the major down sides of the phone will be its OS. It does not come with a 4.4.4 Kitkat, instead, has Android 4.3 Jellybean, pre-loaded into it. This is, considering the fact that Google bought quite enough stake (5.74% to be precise) in its Motorola deal last year. While Motorola phones come with Android Kitkat, Lenovo is still selling phones with Jellybean.
The S 850 will definitely face stif competition from home grown brands like Micromax and Lava, which offer similar phones, with a Cortex processor.