Lenovo launches new smartphones at IFA 2016, review, specs, price and release dates
Lenovo had one of the biggest catalogs at IFA 2016. Image credit: Windos Central.

The company opened its exposition with the new K6 series

Lenovo Group Ltd (NASDAQ: LNVGY) has launched two handsets for budget and midrange market. The Chinese firm presented the new Lenovo A Plus and P2 smartphones at the IFA 2016 in Berlin on September 3, 2016.

Both devices will be initially available in Europe. The A Plus will start shipping this month, while the P2 is set to go on sale in November.

These launches are expanding the range of Lenovo’s new products. Over the last week, the company has released four other handsets. First were a trio of phones named ‘The K6’ series.

The standard 5-inch K6 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.3 GHz octa-core processor with Adreno 505 graphics and 2GB of RAM. The second version, the 6K Power, has a better battery -4000mAh- and 3GB memory.

Finally, the third and more powerful 6K Note features a larger 5.5-inch display. All three phones have a 16/32GB expandable storage, as well as fingerprint sensors. The expected starting price for the K6 series in the U.S would be $105, according to Phone Arena.

Lenovo’s modular smartphone, specs, price and release date

Lenovo continued with the Moto Z Play Droid. The new handset is different from the previous Moto Forze because it has a Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB of RAM.

However, the modular device will support all the upcoming Moto Mods, such as the Hasselblad True Zoom Camera. This add-on provides 10-times optical zoom lens. The Moto Z Play Droid will come to Verizon on September 8th for $408.

The Lenovo A Plus: Specs and price

Back to the Lenovo A Plus, the device features a 4.5-inch display with a very low 480 x 854 resolution. A MediaTek 1.3 GHz MT6580 chip handles the handset along with 1GB of RAM. For native storage, the A Plus comes only with 8GB, though expansion via MicroSD cards is possible.

Also, the phone’s battery is quite small – 2000mAh’- but provides a good run, as the device does not demand much energy to work properly. A rear 5MP shooter with LED flash handles video capture, while the front camera only offers 2MP for selfies.

The A Plus allows 4G with VoLTE support and runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0. The budget handset is currently available in Europe for €69 ($77), while a dual-SIM version costs €79 ($88).

The Lenovo P2: Specs and price 

On the other hand, the Lenovo P2, a successor of the Vibe P1, features significant upgrades. The device comes with the newer Snapdragon 625 1.5 GHz processor, instead of the previous Qualcomm 615 chip from the P1.

Also, The handset has a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 resolution and a solid 401 PPI density. The current European version includes 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, with expansion up to 128GB via MicroSD cards. Moreover, unlike the K6 models, the P2’s fingerprint sensor is on its front.

For shooters, the smartphone offers a 5MP selfie camera, while a 13MP Sony snapper provides optimal video capture. One of the highlights of the P2 is its powerful 5100mAh battery, replacing the P1’s 5000mAh pack. The device also runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.

The price of the Lenovo P2 on European markets is €249 ($277.75). During the IFA, the company promised an upcoming edition for China with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

Source: Phone Arena