Lenovo S850 goes official in India for 15,499 INR

It’s raining Chinese phones on the Indian market, or so it seems. Besides the very affordable Xiaomi Mi3, another phone – Lenovo S850 – went on sale in India today.

The device is a MediaTek powered quad-core unit, featuring a simple design with a rear that’s reminiscent of the Apple iPhone 5c. With a slim body and a moderate specs set, the S850 will sell in India for 15,499 INR or $257, making it a bit more dearer than the Mi3 which has become a benchmark of sorts.

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The MediaTek quad-core CPU we speak of is none other than the insanely popular MT6582, which has found the fancy of new and established manufacturers alike. It’s USP, however, lies in the above average build and the imaging department. Find the complete specifications below.


  • 5-inch 1280 x 720p display
  • 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582 quad-core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB on-board ROM
  • 13 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 5 mega-pixel front facing camera
  • 2000mAh battery
  • Android v4.4 KitKat
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  1. $2548414
    July 22, 2014

    Now that indians have been given a whiff of Mi3..stuff like this will not move..lenovo will have to rethink its market strategy in India to match Xiaomi. I for one would wait for Redmi IS..at ₹ 6999.

  2. Shailendra SIngh
    July 23, 2014

    How is the Camera Quality of this and which Module and Lens used?