We’ve been hearing reports that Lenovo were testing quad-core Mt6589 phones and now we have more proof thanks to these hands on photos showing the upcoming Lenovo A280T!
From the specs of the Levnovo A280T we can see the phone is a smaller 4.5-inch phone (which believe it or not phone makers there is still a market for) with a resolution of 960 x 540. There is dual-sim support, but only for TD-SCDMA, which is China Mobile’s own 3G network, an 8 mega-pixel rear camera and 4GB of built-in memory.
But it’s the performance we’re really excited about, and thanks to that quad-core Mediatek MT6589 CPU, 1GB RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean the A280T manages an Antutu score of 13,656!
What makes the performance of the Lenovo A208T is the fact the at the phone is expected to go on sale for just 999 Yuan ($160) when it launches later this month!
It’s not just Lenovo who will be launching their MT6589 phones this month either as rival brands ZTE, TCL and Ginoee are all planning to have new models out in time for the Chinese Spring Festival holidays.[ Source ]