Lenovo re-introduces the concept of a removable battery in the new A7 phone
In the year 2020, consumers may have long given up on the idea that they might ever have a phone in which the rear panel can be snapped off so that they can replace a dead battery with a live one again. However, with the new A7, Lenovo has something to say about this situation.
This 6.09-inch LCD display phone does indeed resurrect the removable battery, bringing an atypical Unisoc SoC with it. This SC9863 chipset consists of 8 ARM Cortex A55 cores, divided into an 'efficiency' cluster clocked at 1.2GHz and a 'performance' cluster that goes at what counts as a top speed of 1.6GHz here. It also has a PowerVR IMG8322 GPU.
Unisoc and Lenovo also assert that the SC9863 is also capable of endowing the A7's dual 13+2MP rear cameras with smartphone with AI "intelligent recognition" rated to react to 12 different types of scene, as well as an auto-camera adjustment based on what it is pointed at.
The OEM has not revealed the A7's pricing as yet, nor mentioned how much extra batteries for this device might cost. However, based on its specs, neither stand to amount to much. Then again, this new phone has only been launched in the Middle East and China thus far.