After Vibe K4 Note, Lenovo, world’s largest tech-giant might soon add another player in its famous “A series” of smartphones. Dubbed as “Lenovo A7010”, the new beauty from the company is likely to show up earlier than expected. Though there’s no official word on its availability or launch, several rumors and a listing from a Romanian e-commerce website has hinted that the company is planning on unleashing the beast real soon!
Touted as the successor of Lenovo 7000, the A7010 is expected to bring a big change in the budget smartphone market. It will pose some serious threats to players like Asus ZenFone Laser, Redmi Note 2, and Samsung Galaxy J5, and will bring some major noticeable upgrades over the original variant.
The A7000 is already one of the most loved smartphones in the sub-10k price category, and with its successor on its way, it will be a tough call to pick the best one.So, let’s make it simple and compare the two beauties on the basis on-paper specs!
Lenovo A7010 Vs Lenovo A7000
Design and Build
Though there is no official confirmation, several leaks and images have suggested that A7010 will bring a major design upgrade over the A7000.The phone is expected to look a lot similar to the recently launched Vibe K4 Note, and is said come with a fingerprint sensor on the back and a bunch of tweaks in its entire form-factor. The frame on the sides has to metallic for sure, but as said earlier, there’s no official word, and things can take a drastic turn anytime!
As for Lenovo A7000, the design and form-factor is a reminder of what A6000 and older A series smartphones had on offer. It features more of a flattish design with decent thickness and matte finish, but looks pretty average due to the lack of an aluminium frame or a fingerprint sensor!
Display and Visual Experience
At a budget price, Lenovo A7000 gives you one of the finest displays with good colour reproduction and perfect viewing angles. The handset incorporates a humongous 5.5-inch HD IPS panel, and creates an ideal environment for gamers and movie-buffs. It offers a perfect package with a sharp and a responsive display, but fails against the likes of slightly expensive players such as, ZenFone laser and Xiaomi Mi4i.
However, leaving those days behind, Lenovo is expected to offer a much better display with A7010. According to leaked specs, the powerful Lenovo A7010 will sport a sharper and vibrant full-HD IPS display. The screen-size will probably remain unchanged, but pixel density will get a big improvement!
Hardware and Performance
Lenovo has always been stupendous on the hardware front. Last year, the company launched A7000 with an Octa-core MediaTek MT6752m processor paired with a whopping 2GB RAM. It proved one of the best configured smartphones with powerful innards, and offered smooth and glitch-free performance even on heavy usage throughout the day!
The same will go for A7010, but this time, it will be a fasterMT6753Octa-core processor, clubbed with 2GB of RAM.The performance standard will go one ahead and the power-packed device will work out perfectly for standard as well as on-the-go users.
Software and OS
The predecessor Lenovo A7000 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with the highly customized Vibe UI skin on the top. It offers an intuitive and colourful experience, but is actually quite heavier and complicated than vanilla Android. There’s no app drawer and the entire concept is pretty annoying.
On the contrary, the upcoming A7010 is rumored to be much better and cleaner. It will run the latest iteration of Android with a much improved interface and an app drawer.Therefore, unlike last time, the apps will not end up unorganized on this handset!
For photography, the 8MP rear and 5MP front-facing shooter of Lenovo A7000 is a perfect choice. It offers sharp and crisp images in all conditions, and looks far better than devices like Redmi 2 Prime and Yu Yuphoria. However, with A7010’s prolific camera setup, this package will get even better.
According to rumours, the upcoming A7000 successor will boast a faster and much improved 13MP rear and 5MP shooter. It’ll offer enhanced pixel count with features like PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and Dual-LED Flash!
Even battery capacity is said to get upgraded from Lenovo A7000 to A7010.From what rumors suggest, theA7010 will show up with a humongous 3300 mAh battery, and will perform much better than Lenovo A7000 and all budget phones.
It’ll incorporate advanced quick charge tech, and will give more than 6 hours of use from just a single 15-minute charge. So, if you’re a heavy user with extreme gaming needs, better wait a few weeks more for the official introduction of Lenovo A7010!
In India, Lenovo A7000 has been hitting the shelves via renowned eCommerce portals at prices between 8 and 9k. The phone was initially launched as a Flipkart exclusive product at Rs. 8,999, but now, it’s up for grabs across several retail channels.
On the other side, there’s no word on the official pricing or availability of Lenovo A7010. The device will be announced within a month or so, but from where we see, it’ll ship at a price just around 9-10k!
If launched, Lenovo A7010 is sure to be one of the biggest hits of 2016. The device continues from where A7000 left off, and makes a perfect upgrade with top-tier innards, good looks, and an affordable price tag.But, that doesn’t mean Lenovo A7000 will go out of the picture. The power-packed handset still has huge demand, and a small price cut from the company can easily bring it back in the game.
So, to sum things up, we can say, Lenovo A7000 and its successor Lenovo A7010 both will offer an ideal deal for budget phone buyers. The A7000 will continue its good budget phone job, while A7010 will offer a better package with an improved set of hardware and software capabilities!