After IdeaPhone K680's August 28 launch in China, Lenovo has announced its second Android 4.0 handset, which will be released in China for now and may be seen in India, Indonesia and Philippines pretty soon. Called A660, this Lenovo smartphone is a dual-SIM mobile handset that runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The Chinese market for smartphones has always been very difficult, given the number of players contending for the highest market share. But it looks like Lenovo is taking every plausible measure to stay ahead of the competition in the smartphone market in its home country. And its second middle-of-the-road smartphone offers more than just features, it offers durability too. Its IP67 certification ensure that the Lenovo A660 is a waterproof and dustproof phone.
Other than the fact that A660 is Lenovo's first waterproof device, the features are not really extraordinary or impressive, they are rather mundane. It sports a 4 inch WVGA Gorilla Glass display that offers a resolution of 800x480, in addition to its 1GHz dual-core processor, 1500 mAH battery, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera. Lenovo A660 supports WCDMA+GSM networks with its dual-SM capabilities, and is being offered in a huge variety of colours. Though there is no confirmed news yet about its price or launch, speculations suggest that China will be the first market to lay hands on the handset.
Lenovo's first product from the same segment, i.e. IdeaPhone K860, sports a 5 inch 720p display, a quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 processor and this one also runs on Android 4.0 OS. K860 comes with a price tag of about $345.