At a time when even the most ardent of smartphone enthusiasts have accepted that the removable battery will never make a comeback, we have a new smartphone from China that seems to have budged the trend. Say hello to the new Lenovo A7 — an upcoming entry-level smartphone that was recently launched in China with, you guessed it right – a removable battery! While the overall specifications of the phone may not impress you, the Lenovo A7 – in 2020 – is a smartphone that offers the convenience of a removable battery.
While most of the youngsters might not be even aware of the concept of removable batteries on smartphones, it used to be quite a common trend until a few years ago. With unibody design and features like water and dust resistance becoming important, smartphone brands slowly made the gradual move to non-removable, integrated batteries.
As for the Lenovo A7, this phone, at least for the time being seems to be restricted to only a few markets in the Middle East and China. Let us check out the specifications of the device now. The Lenovo A7 is powered by the affordable, entry-level Unisoc SC9863 processor. In case you are not aware, Unisoc was earlier known as Spreadtrum. The Unisoc SC9863A is an octa-core chipset that houses 8 ARM Cortex-A55 cores consisting of a performance cluster that clocks up to 1.6 GHz and an efficiency cluster that chugs along at up to 1.2 GHz. This chipset also houses the PowerVR IMG8322 /GE8322 graphics card and also boasts of 1080p video support.
The Lenovo A7 also boasts of a 6.07-inch LCD display with a waterdrop style notch. There is no word on the display resolution, though. The aforementioned removable battery boasts of 4,000 mAh capacity and claims up to 416 hours of standby time. Moving on to the imaging department, the Lenovo A7 gets a dual-camera setup at the rear that consists of a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera that acts as a depth sensor. At the front, housed within the waterdrop notch is a 5MP selfie camera. The camera boasts of AI intelligent scene recognition and can identify 12 types of scenes, and automatically adjusts the camera settings depending on the lighting and subject.
We still do not know the price of the Lenovo A7, and there is no word of this phone will ever make it to India.