Lenovo Arkansas MT6588 Quad-core phone specification and pricing leaked!

I reported a few days ago that both Lenovo and Gionee are working on new quad-core phones which will make use of the all new quad-core MT6588 CPU from MediaTek, now not even a week later we have leaked specification details and pricing for the new Lenovo Arkansas phone!

As I reported earlier the codename for Lenovo’s MT6588 quad-core phone is Arkansas and now we have learned more about this forthcoming Chinese quad-core phone.

Lenovo have opted for the MediaTek MT6588 quad-core phone chip which according to reports is cheaper for MediaTek to produce than the current dual-core MT6577 unit. In the Arkansas the MT6588 will be clocked at just 1.2Ghz which should prove powerful but not to power-hungry and will be equipped with 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM.

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The screen is said to be a 4.5inch QHD 960 x 540 which thanks to the new CPU is capable of 1080 HD video playback, making the Lenovo Akransas one of the first low-mid range Chinese phones on the market able to do so.

Android Jelly Bean 4.1 will come as standard meaning the new MT6588 quad-core phone chip can make use of the additional performance benefits which Google have managed to implement in their latest mobile OS.

Prices are expected to be between 1499 Yuan to 1799 Yuan which will price the quad-core MT6588 phone from Lenovo way below other quad-core phones on the market including the Quad-core Meizu MX and Xiaomi M2.

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  1. Ryan Borel
    September 25, 2012

    did they announce the frequencies of the phone

  2. Totem
    September 26, 2012

    @Ryan Borel, you are so funny.. Can’t you just wait for Andi to get all those information? If you can’t wait, then go ahead learn some Chinese so you can gather all the information you want..

  3. Ernesto
    September 26, 2012

    I doný quite like the design of these cell phones. Their specs are pretty good though, but that huge LENOVO they´ve got right above the screen makes them a bit ugly and deters me from buying them. I´d rather they had just a single letter or a small logo.

  4. Randy Fabros
    September 26, 2012

    Okay spec phone but could do better….. the screen res kills it for me.
    Hey Andi,
    I just read something interesting…..
    Mediatek will release a 8 core by fourth quarter next year MTK 6599 which will support LTE…..

    • September 26, 2012

      @Randy Farbos sorry mate only just saw your comment. Yep I saw that too 🙂

  5. jayless
    September 27, 2012


    I would love to buy this phone just as a test, now i have a V1277
    and it sucks (mtk6577) the signal drops every time, it looses connection etccc

    is that normal for mtk chipset phone’s and are there better dual sim phone’s with other chipsets??



    • John
      October 11, 2012

      The knock-off phones are usually that bad. I have a Lenovo A789 (also MT6577) and it works great, which no signal drops or major problems. I’m pretty sure my next Android smartphone will be a Lenovo, maybe this quad core one or maybe an eight core phone, if they ever realease it.