$130 LTE Lenovo Golden Warrior A8 to go on sale in China August 11th

China’s Lenovo announced an update to the octa-core budget smartphone, the Golden Warrior S8 about a month back when they launched the Golden Warrior A8. With LTE on board, the A8 sounded like the perfect recipe for a Xiaomi Redmi Note killer.

The octa-core A8 is all set to go on sale in China later this month. It’ll be made available for purchase starting 11th of August, two days from now.

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$130 merely got you a working smartphone 2 years back, but the tables have turned in the meantime, and for good. The Golden Warrior A8 is a perfect example; with an octa-core processor and a 5-inch HD screen, the A8 features on-board LTE, which could have played a part in prompting Xiaomi to launch an LTE variant of its popular Redmi Note phablet.

The Golden Warrior A8 will be available for 798 CNY or $130 for the China Mobile version (TD-SCDMA) and 898 CNY or $146 for the China Unicom version (WCDMA, and the one to look out for if you’re from Europe, US, etc).



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  1. Denissa
    August 9, 2014

    Oh gooood! Finally WCDMA version.

  2. Denissa
    August 9, 2014

    The question is: does it have 2500+ battery? if not, this isn’t a redmi note killer

    • $3003525
      August 9, 2014

      seems 2500 googling

    • Marco Lancaster
      August 9, 2014

      The first version of this phone, came with a 2000 mAh battery. Too bad, the phone have good specs, better desig than the redmi, but the battery is crap e.e

  3. VonDrake
    August 9, 2014

    In the photo of these phones above there’s a Photoshop fail happening on the bottom corner of the white phone on the right.

    • Lolopo
      August 9, 2014

      true dat

  4. wildlime
    August 11, 2014

    Is the WCDMA version on sale anywhere yet from resellers?

    • mfmx
      August 11, 2014

      It’s not for sale in China and there aren’t even any specs…

      • wildlime
        August 21, 2014

        Ok I managed to order a WCDMA version and it shipped yesterday. I got it on Ali Express and I have photo of proof that it shipped 😛

  5. Jarkas84
    August 11, 2014

    where 2 buy?

  6. jolu
    August 11, 2014

    does anyone know where I can buy this phone?

  7. wildlime
    August 18, 2014

    Still no sign of the WCDMA version!