CES 2015: Lenovo A6000 Attempts To Take An Aim at Xiaomi
Xiaomi hasn’t faced a lot of adversaries who could hold out a real challenge against it in its short duration of existence. The company creates a havoc in the minds of smartphone makers wherever it launches its products. Many companies have tried to take a shot at Xiaomi with their own products, but they haven’t been successful in causing a real dent in Xiaomi’s armour. Now Lenovo is attempting to take a shot at challenging Xiaomi’s dominance in the sub-Rs.10,000 smartphone market with the new A6000.
Lenovo launched the A6000 at CES 2015 which is being held in Las Vegas. The company has tied up with Flipkart for an exclusive partnership to sell the device. Flipkart is slowly and steadily becoming the primary destination to launch exclusive handsets online. The Indian price of the device hasn’t been declared yet but expect it to be close to the price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note.
The A6000 sports a 5 inch HD IPS display. It will get its processing from a 64-bit 1.2GHz, Snapdragon 410 processor. It holds 1GB of RAM and offers 8GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB. It runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and gets its juice from a 2300 mAh battery.
On the camera front, the device offers an 8 MP camera on the back and a 2 MP camera on the front. The specs offered on the A6000 also seem to challenge a recent arrival in the Indian smartphone market, the Yu Yureka.
Overall on the spec sheet, the A6000 looks like it could be quite a formidable opponent to the Xiaomi and YU. But both these companies have the advantage of customizable UI such as MIUI and Cyanogen, which are fast gaining popularity. So Lenovo is not going to have such an easy run in the market. But we still want to see it try because ultimately it’s the Indian consumer who wins from these affordable smartphone wars.