Lenovo has today launched a budget phone in China, and it’s called the Lemon 3. Notably, this is different than the phone that leaked last year that also had a citrus-y name. While the Lemon X (which launched in Chinese markets a couple of months ago under the name Vibe X3) is aimed at the mid-range, the Lemon 3 is aimed at the lower end of the market…
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The phone packs a Snapdragon 616 system-on-a-chip, a 5-inch full HD display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage. The phone has a 13-megapixel rear sensor and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. And in addition to the typical WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB hardware, the phone has a decently-sized 2,750mAh battery, and support for dual-sim 4G LTE.
The price of the phone (RMB 699) comes out to around $105, but that price conversion is pretty irrelevant unless the phone comes to the United States. For now, the Lemon 3 is China-only. Notably, the recently-launched Xiaomi Redmi 3 has right around the same specs and—appropriately—the same exact price. Personally, I’d go with the Redmi.