Lenovo is probably a brand many associate with computers, and rightfully so given that the Chinese company has recently overtaken Apple in the US in PC sales. That being said, Lenovo has released smartphones in the past, albeit without much aplomb, but in case you were looking for a new handset, Lenovo’s Golden Warrior S8 smartphone has been leaked online, courtesy of an online retailer who might have gotten ahead of themselves.
According to the specs of the handset as per the online retailer’s listing, the Golden Warrior S8 will feature a MediaTek MTK6592M octa-core chipset clocked at 1.4GHz. It will be accompanied by 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, a 5.3-inch 1280×720 HD display, dual SIM support, a rear-facing 13MP camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, and will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is admittedly somewhat disappointing.
The phone itself comes in a gold finish, hence the Golden Warrior moniker (we’re assuming). The design of the phone is actually pretty nice. The back of the phone sports a metal fabric shell which should be unique to the touch, at least as far as smartphones are concerned where they are typically made of plastic. The phone also sports an aluminum alloy frame which Lenovo claims will help heat dissipate faster.
Unfortunately no word on when Lenovo will officially announce and release the device, but for now the retailer has pegged it at $200 which is actually a pretty good deal for a phone with these specs. Either way we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information regarding availability, so check back with us later for the details.