We’re so used to see companies betting on Qualcomm and MediaTek chipsets that it’s always a surprise when we see smartphones arriving in the market with a different chipset choice. That’s the case of Lenovo A7, it’s a new entry-level smartphone that ships with an Unisoc Octa-Core processor. Unisoc is a Chinese semiconductor manufacturer, and apparently, it is quite happy to see its chipset on a Lenovo smartphone. After all, it was the chipmaker who brought the news through Twitter. The device itself is yet to appear on Lenovo’s website.
The A7 comes with a 6.09-inch waterdrop display, 4000 mAh high-capacity removable battery with up to 416-hour standby time, a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera and a 5MP front camera. pic.twitter.com/2tksgEDTGf
— UNISOC (@UNISOCTech) April 9, 2020
Lenovo A7 specifications
The new smartphone comes with a Unisoc SC9863 which is an octa-core chipset with eight Cortex-A55 cores. It works in the well known BIG.little model. The BIG cluster reaches up to 1.6GHz, while the smaller one goes up to 1.2GHz. The specifications are built around a 6.09-inch waterdrop display that houses a 5MP selfie snapper. The handsets come with an HD+ resolution, which isn’t a surprise on this price segment.
Moving around to the back we have a dual-camera setup comprising a 13MP plus a 2MP shooter. On the rear, we also have a fingerprint scanner sitting in the middle. Another interesting characteristic is a 4,000mAh removable battery. Yeah, that’s right, you can easily swap this battery and that’s something unique nowadays.
There are no details about the Android version, but anything below Android 10 should be underwhelming. When it comes to availability, we believe that this is a device that will remain exclusive to China. Although it would be really interesting to see what this Unisoc chip is capable of, in times of outbreak, we don’t think it will travel to the west.