Lenovo Launches A8-50 and S850 -- Gadgets that Fuse Beauty, Brains, and Portable Power



Two new gadgets have been very recently been added to Lenovo's PC Plus lineup -- the Lenovo A8-50, a portable multimedia tablet with the latest processor, enhanced sound, and a large screen; and the Lenovo S850, a savvy and highly responsive smartphone encased in a classy, colorful all-glass exterior.


Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines described, "The Lenovo A8-50 and Lenovo S850 offer productivity in compact and extremely portable form factors to support diverse mobility needs of Filipinos. Packed with cameras, powerful processors, high-definition displays, and connectivity features, [both devices] allow users to handle multiple tasks in style."

During the recent product launch event at the Mall of Asia Atrium hosted by KC Montero and Joyce Pring, guests got to see the gadgets up close and while modeled on stage by fashionable guys and gals wearing Forever 21 outfits. 


The Lenovo A8-50 has a 30% larger screen than seven-inch tablets and offers a more efficient on-the-go entertainment, gaming, and multimedia experience. It weighs 360g and a svelte eight-inch frame that can easily fit into a user's hand.

The sharp and colorful 8-inch display produces bright HD images while the front-facing Dolby Audio speakers make it an excellent choice for listening to music, watching videos, playing games, and interacting with friends online. Users who activate Smart Sidebar can moreover enjoy optimal video and audio settings for vertical or horizontal movies. Smart Sidebar can also suggest recently-used apps.


Supported by Lenovo's SHAREit and SYNCit apps, it is easy to share photos, apps, and other files across Android devices without network charges or Wi-Fi connection. To help users express their sense of individuality, this tablet comes in midnight blue, pearly white, flamenco red, and canary yellow. It has an SRP of P10,499 and is available through Lenovo's authorized resellers.

The Lenovo 850, on the other hand, is designed for the fashion-conscious consumers. Beautifully-crafted, this smartphone features a classy all-glass exterior that encases a smooth and responsive quad-core processor. Its brilliant 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras could capture crisp and sharp photos effortlessly. The wide-angle front camera allows anyone to take awesome selflies and project better images in voice chats.


This dual-sim device, which has a 5-inch screen for enjoying multimedia content in HD, is thin and light at 140g. It supports Lenovo's range of DOit apps that allow users to share content with friends quickly without network charges or WiFi connection; improve speed and protect their device against viruses, spam, and malware; back up and restore contacts, SMS messages and call logs; and use multiple shooting modes when taking pictures.

The Lenovo S850 is priced at P13,999 and is available through authorized dealers of Open Communications, Lenovo Philippines' exclusive smartphone distributor.


The decision to partner with the global fashion brand, Forever 21, was said to be in line with Lenovo's strategy of connecting with today's young consumer market by relying on Forever 21's reputation as an authority in fashion and being the go-to retailer for the latest trends and must-have styles.

Dixie C. Li, VP-Operations, Forever 21 Philippines, said, "We have seen that mobile phones are increasingly becoming accessories and extensions of one's personality, so the association with fashion is inevitable. We at Forever 21 are happy to support Lenovo in the launch of their more fashion-oriented offerings."

KC and Joyce taking selfies
In celebration of the its latest releases, Lenovo has two promos to delight fashion-conscious consumers:

For every purchase of the Lenovo S850 or A8-50, you'll get a P250 Forever discount voucher for a minimum purchase of P2500 worth of regular priced items. This offer is valid from July 21 to August 15, 2014 at all Forever 21 Metro Manila branches.

Two lucky shoppers can also win P5000 worth of gift certificates each for a shopping spree at Forever 21 by simply uploading a mirror selfie of themselves with their brand new S850. Check out the complete contest mechanics here. Submission and voting of entries is until September 21, 2014.


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