Lenovo A850+ is one among the first, most affordable MT6592M octa-core smartphones!

In a bid to keep things rolling, China’s [easyazon_link asin=”B00F2DQV94″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”gizchicom-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Lenovo[/easyazon_link] have unveiled a budget octa-core solution for their audiences in the form of the Lenovo A850+.

As the name suggests, the device is an upgrade to last year’s [easyazon_link asin=”B00F2DQV94″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”gizchicom-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]A850[/easyazon_link] phablet which features the MediaTek MT6582M quad-core chipset. Much like its predecessor, the A850+ comes with a knocked-down version of a trending chipset, the MT6592M in this case which is a slower, cheaper alternative to the regular octa-core MT6592. The MT6592M comes with the same number of cores, but operates a slower frequency of 1.4GHz. However, the GPU remains to be the same Mali-450MP4 as on the regular version of the chipset.

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Other than the aforementioned CPU, the Lenovo A850+ comes with more or less the same specifications as its predecessor, in a 5.5-inch qHD screen, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, a 5 mega-pixel rear camera, 3 mega-pixel front camera. What’s good to know is that not only has the device slimmed down to 8.9mm from 9.4mm, but also packs a higher capacity battery, which now stands at 2500mAh as opposed to 2250mAh on the previous version.

The Lenovo A850+ is priced 999 Yuan ($160) in China, however, there’s a high chance of the device falling in the ‘[easyazon_link asin=”B00HBI12EC” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”gizchicom-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Hongmi[/easyazon_link]’ price bracket ($130) soon.

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  1. iANDROID8.1
    March 15, 2014

    sick pricing 🙁 but here in the Philippines it costs almost double the price 🙁

    • PinoyElectronics
      April 12, 2014

      Good thing you can buy online, right? 😉

      • iANDROID8.1
        April 12, 2014

        but taxes applies 🙁

  2. Vijay
    March 15, 2014

    At sub 10k Rs. Price point.. Lenovo will have a killer in A850+ for Indian market…

    • March 16, 2014

      Unlikely, but even at 12k this isn’t a bad deal I think.

  3. March 16, 2014

    I would rather buy the Nibiru Mars One H1 at $165 (+ whatever the resellers will add on top of it). Comparing Nibiru to this Lenovo ….

    Advantages of the Nibiru over Lenovo
    5 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Screen vs 5.5 inch qHD (960 x 540)
    Faster 1.7GHz Octacore to 1.4GHz
    Support for TD-SCDMA & WCDMA (Not sure about the Lenovo yet)
    Much higher PPI
    16GB ROM vs 4GB ROM
    2GB RAM vs 1GB RAM
    13MP vs 5MP rear Camera
    5MP vs 3MP front Camera

    Advantages of the Lenovo over the Nibiru
    Good battery capacity (no info on the Nibiru yet, hopefully it wont be a 2000mAh battery)

    So, I will vote for and buy the Nibiru over this Lenovo anytime, anywhere.

    Oh and the Nibiru has a better design for me at least. Check out the image below.

    • edalk666
      May 22, 2014

      Nibiru Mars One H1 price 240$
      Lenovo A850+ 176$
      Not the same category.

  4. inez blafla
    March 16, 2014

    I thought phablet was only applied to 5.5″ + screens…

  5. GBM Forever
    March 16, 2014

    still over priced to compare with other octa core devices.for this price tag we get 2gb ram devices with regular MT6592 chipset with much more internal storage.

    • Yeti hand
      April 10, 2014

      O_o wut WHERE???

  6. Allanitomwesh
    March 16, 2014

    Not impressed,and i usually like their A line of phones.

  7. Tux
    March 16, 2014

    Supported 3G-bands? Is Band 4/AWS (1700+2100MHz) covered?

  8. Sam Bruces
    March 17, 2014

    Price sounds good, hope it’s true, but i got lenovo A850 from 1949deal. what if i change it, and wait for this one!

  9. Mihai Mititelu
    May 6, 2014

    This Phone has MT6592V and it’s 1.7 GHz i tested Asphalt 8, GTA san Andreas, Real Racing 3, GT Racing 2, N.O.V.A. 4, all heavy games….no lag at all….i really recommend this phone….Respect for China!

    • dusty071
      May 8, 2014

      where did you buy it from if i may ask?

  10. josh
    May 18, 2014

    wen going 2 release in INDIA…..!!!!???