Two of my favorite brands – Lenovo and Forever 21 joined forces to launch the two new addition to Lenovo’s mobile and tablet line-ups – the Lenovo A850, a portable multimedia tablet and Lenovo S850, a savvy and sleek smartphone.
The stylish launch was held in Mall of Asia, last Saturday. Before the official launch, we were treated with an awesome performance by this band called Climax. They are really awesome! They played mostly Maroon 5 songs (and oh, my heart is breaking because I found out Adam has just gotten married!).
I got the check out the new Lenovo toys, and I instantly fall for the two!
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Lenovo S850 Smartphone
Price: Php 13,999
I started my quick view of the mobile phone, because I felt the need to replace my old Lenovo P770.
The Lenovo S850 is marketed for fashion-conscious consumer. Beautifully crafted with all-glass exterior. It is thin and light at 140 grams. It comes in yummy colors.
I love the brilliant 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras which capture crisp and sharp photos. The 5MP front camera can take awesome selfies and gives a clearer image for voice chats.
I didn’t get to test how responsive and fast the processor though, but it has quad-core processor running in Kitkat Android. It is also packed with DOit Apps which allows sharing of content even without wifi network, and protects phone from viruses, spam and malware. It can also back up and restore contacts, messages and call logs. Full specs here.
Lenovo A850 Tablet
The Lenovo AS850 can replace the iPad! That was my initial thought the first time I saw it.
I got to test the rear camera and it is sharp, colorful and produces bright images. The front camera is also impressive (or probably, I was seeing my face, that’s why ;)) It has front-facing Dolby Audio speakers which is perfect for playing games (oh, gosh, I am currently addicted to 2048 game! – nothing too fancy :)), watching movies, listening to music and skype-ing with friends. It also has Smart Sidebar which provides optima video and audio settings for vertical and horizontal modes. It also supports SHAREit and SYNCit apps for sharing photos, files and apps even without wifi connection.
Lenovo A850 comes in pearly white, flamenco red, midnight blue and canary yellow. Too fashionable! I want one!
If you are wondering why Lenovo partners with Forever 21, the decision is to tandem Lenovo’s strategy of attracting young consumer market by banking on fashion brand’s reputation as an authority on fashion and retailer for latest trends.
Some of the Lenovo Philippines and Forever 21 executives are also in the event. I love their casual, youthful and stylish ensembles that afternoon.
“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” Dixie Li, VP Operations for Forever 21 Philippines.
What is a stylish gadget launch without a fashion show? A showcase of F21’s most fashionable pieces were presented on the ramp. Some snapshots..
The new Lenovo A850 and S850 are stylish new gadgets that are compact, portable, and powerful which are fashionably cased in sleek and colorful cases. They are portable to meet the needs of mobile Filipinos. Brand new Lenovo A850 and S850 were raffled off during the launch, but too bad, luck was not on my side then. But here’s a good news for all the fashionistas and stylistas out there –
Thank you (bebe girl) Arnie, Lenovo Philippines and Forever 21 for having me!