Lenovo launches Lemon 3 smartphone to take on Xiaomi Redmi 3
Lenovo unveiled its new mid-range Lemon 3 smartphone today. The handset might be a worthy rival for the similarly priced Xiaomi’s Redmi 3 which was launched yesterday and was reportedly sold out within minutes. Interestingly, the device has only been launched in the Chinese market and it’s possible that its international name will be different than Lemon 3.
The 5-inch device features an all-metal casing and a 1080p display (Redmi 3 comes with 720p resolution). It’s powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz with Adreno 405 graphics and coupled with 2 GB of RAM. The 16 GB of built-in storage (partly taken by the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system) can be expanded via a micro-SD card reader.
Lenovo Lemon 3 has been outfitted with a 13 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, as well as a 5 MP selfie snapper on front. The smartphone also comes with two speakers supported by Dolby Atmos sound-enhancement technology.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS and micro-USB. The Lemon 3 also supports dual-SIM. The 2,750 mAh battery is considerably smaller than Redmi 3’s generous 4,100 mAh.
As mentioned before, the Lenovo Lemon 3 has been priced at the same level as Xiaomi Redmi 3 – approx. $105. It comes with a higher resolution display but with a smaller battery, so it should be more appealing to users who don’t need their phone to run longer than a day.