Lenovo A7000 Plus: successor to the A700 launched in the Philippines, other markets not confirmed yet

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Lenovo has released through the Internet an upgraded version of its Lenovo A7000 smartphone.

Called the A7000 Plus, the smartphone became available for ordering through the Lazada online store in the Philippines beginning September 15.

As for its specifications, the A7000 Plus has been given several upgrades over its predecessor.

For its processor, the Venture Capital Post said, the A7000 Plus is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor supported by 2GB of RAM. This combination makes it possible for the A7000 Plus to smoothly run high-definition graphics especially in mobile games.

Other specifications, Unbox revealed, include a 5.5-inch screen that has a full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The pixel density of the A7000 Plus’ screen is at 401 pixels per inch (PPI), the Christian Post revealed.

The Christian Post added that the smartphone has a native storage capacity of 16GB. However, users have the option of expanding the device’s storage space using micro SD memory cards. The maximum capacity of the A7000 Plus, combining both internal and external storage, is at 32GB.

It also runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The A7000 Plus’ defining feature is its use of Dolby ATMOS speakers, which gives it the capability to output surround sound. The VC Post noted that the A7000 Plus is the first gadget to make use of the Dolby ATMOS sound technology.

According to the International Business Times, the A7000 Plus carries a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5 MP front camera.

The IB Times noted that these are all upgrades from the A7000, which had only an 8-megapixel rear camera and 8GB native storage space.

As for its connectivity options, NDTV said that the A7000 Plus supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and Micro-USB. The A7000 Plus also supports dual SIM technology.

NDTV noted that the A7000 Plus is currently only available in the Philippines, and Lenovo is yet to announce details on its availability to other markets including India, where the A7000 was first launched. However, the IB Times noted, Lenovo is still actively marketing the K3 Note, which is similar to the A7000 Plus in features, in India.