Both Lenovo and ASUS have launched a device each in the Indian market. While Lenovo's offering is a smartphone called S660, ASUS has further expanded its tablet portfolio by launching a dual-SIM version of Fonepad 7 tablet. Both the devices were first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2014 earlier this year.
While Lenovo's smartphone offering has been priced at Rs 13,999 by the company, it is already available for as low as Rs 12,849 on e-commerce portal Flipkart.com. In comparison, ASUS's Fonepad 7 dual-SIM is available for Rs 12,999. Like the name already states, it comes with dual-SIM functionality, although we don't see why anyone would want to place two SIM cards in their tablets in the first place.
Here is a look at the specifications of the devices.
This one has a 4.7 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display (960x540 pixel resolution) and runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It is powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek 6582M quad-core processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 8GB, which can be further expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card.
Lenovo S660 comes with an 8 mega pixel autofocus rear camera with LED Flash that can also record videos, as well as a front facing VGA camera for video calling. On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, as well as a microUSB port and a microSD card slot. The company has provided a 3,000 mAh battery in the device that it claims will provide up to 10 hours of talk time.
The dimensions of the smartphone are 137mm x 68.8mm x 10mm and its weight is 151gm. It comes with dual-SIM functionality & GPS (with A-GPS support), and will be available in only black colour.
The tablet has a 7 inch WXGA IPS touchscreen display (1280Ã—800 pixel resolution) and runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. It is powered by a 1.3GHz Intel Atom Z2520 dual-core processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 8GB, which can be further expanded up to 64GB with a microSD card.
Fonepad 7 dual-SIM comes with a 5 mega pixel autofocus rear camera that can also record videos, as well as a 1.2MP front facing camera for video calling. On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, as well as a microUSB port and a microSD card slot. The company has provided a 15Wh Li-polymer battery in the tablet that it claims will provide up to 30 hours of talk time and 10 hours of video playback.
The dimensions of the device are 199.5mm x 120.8mm x 11.35mm and its weight is 340gm. It will be available in white and grey colour options. The company is also offering 16GB of ASUS WebStorage free for a year with the device. In addition, the company is also providing a number of apps in the device like SuperNote: lets you read, type and scribble text, as well as insert photos or videos to create multimedia notes; and Floating App: lets you instantly switch between apps without having to close the previous one.