Lenovo has announced a new Gingerbread smartphone, dubbed S2, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 in Las Vegas, USA. The smartphone has a rounded top and bottom. Lenovo has not announced the release dates or pricing of this smartphone. However, the company will make it available in China very soon.
Lenovo S2 sports a 3.8 inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel (WVGA) resolution and rounded top and bottom edges. It houses a dual core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 mobile processor.
Lenovo has done something interesting — it offers different configurations even for the smartphone! Lenovo S2 will be available in an 8 GB version with 512 MB RAM and a 16 GB version with 1 GB RAM. Do note that smartphones don’t offer the flexibility to update the RAM as computers and laptops do.
This smartphone has an 8 megapixel snapper at the back and a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calls and video chats. The Lenovo S2 smartphone has a micro USB port, 3.5 mm audio port and micro HDMI as well. By default, this smartphone will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will have Lenovo Magic 3.0 user interface integrated with it. Lenovo has added a modest 1500 mAh battery.
In terms of specifications, this smartphone does seem fit for the first half of 2012, but will be able to compete only when it gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Lenovo has also announced its new Personal Cloud service that allows syncing multimedia and data between Android devices — smartphones, tablets and even TVs. Personal Cloud is Lenovo’s new cloud server storage service for data backups, syncing, and streaming multimedia.
It is quite likely that this smartphone will stay limited to China and select regions of Europe and the US.