Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lenovo's delightfully fun and fashion forward S850 smartphone and A8-50 tablet offerings

So remember the Lenovo smartphone I've had my eye on for awhile now? Well it's finally here in the Philippines!

Last Saturday at Mall of Asia, Lenovo in partnership with Forever 21 finally debuted their latest premium smartphone product, the fashionable all-glass exterior Lenovo S850. They launched it along with another one of their newest products, the Lenovo A8-50 tablet through a fashion show featuring the clothes of Forever 21.



Before the main show started, the band Climax came on stage to entertain the crowd. Climax is a masked singer that is known for his passionate stage performance. He plays with 3 exceptionally talented musicians.. Khem, Norman and Stanley. That info is from their Facebook page by the way. 

Am actually a fan of Climax. Ryan and I are both fans. We usually hear Climax when we're at Mary Grace's Cafe in Greenbelt 2. This guy can sing! Unlike some band singers, he's got this really smooth voice that can hit the high notes without hurting your ears! He's really good! 



The event was hosted by Lenovo Mobile Philippines' brand ambassador, KC Montero and Myx VJ Joyce Pring.



And DJ Carlo Atendido (he's cute!) provided the music for the fashion show. His music mix was real nice. It's the kind that makes you want to dance right there and then. Not that I did! I was working after all.





Aelaena Rae Sy, Product Manager of Open Communications Inc., exclusive distributor of Lenovo Philippines' smartphones gave a short presentation about the new Lenovo products before the fashion show. I love her whole get up here! So chic and stylish! 



They only showcased the white version of the S850 at the launch. But it'll be available in 3 colors - white, dark blue and hot pink (these two other color variants are ones to watch out for in the coming months! And I have my beady eyes on the hot pink!) 

The S850 smartphone is designed for the fashion-forward consumers as it features a classy all-glass exterior that encases smooth and responsive quad-core processor. It's also thin and light at 140g (though not as thin as the Vibe X which I originally had my eye on!) with a 5-inch screen - perfect for watching movies or videos, surfing the Net or gaming. And it's dual-SIM already so I can actually use this both for work and for personal affairs (though I'm still thinking about that last one. I might still buy the Vibe X for work just because I like it so much too!). The S850 is very affordable at only PHP13, 999! 



That's the A8-50 tablet which has a 30% larger screen than seven-inch tablets. It offers a more efficient on-the-go entertainment, gaming and multimedia experience. Weighing 360g, the Lenovo A8-50’s  svelte eight-inch frame easily fits into the user’s hand. Its sharp, colourful 8-inch display produces bright HD images. The front-facing, Dolby® Audio speakers make it an excellent choice for playing games, watching videos, listening to music, and interacting with friends online. By activating Smart Sidebar, users can enjoy optimal video and audio settings for  vertical or horizontal modes. Smart Sidebar also suggests recently-used apps. 

It also comes in midnight blue, pearly white, flamenco red, and canary yellow, for users to express their sense of individuality.

Lenovo's partnership with Forever 21 for the launch of the A8-50 tablet and S850 smartphone is part of its continuous consumer brand-building effort. The decision is in tandem with Lenovo’s strategy of attacking today’s young consumer market by banking on the fashion brand’s reputation as an authority on fashion and the go-to retailer for the latest trends and must-have styles. As a global fashion brand that appeals to today’s Millennial generation, Forever 21 reinforces Lenovo’s “For Those Who Do” campaign and communicates Lenovo’s position as a youth-centric brand.
 

 





The A8-50 is affordable too at only Php10,499 but I still personally like the Yoga Tablet. 

Anyhow, in celebration of the release of these latest stylish gadget offers, Lenovo is offering two promos that are sure to delight fashionistas and fashionistos alike.

For every purchase of the Lenovo S850 or A8-50, consumers will get a Php250 Forever 21 discount voucher for a minimum purchase of Php2,500 worth of regular priced items. The offer is valid from July 21-August 15, 2014 at all Forever 21 Metro Manila branches.

Two lucky consumers can also get the chance to win Php5,000 pesos worth of gift certificates for a shopping spree at Forever 21 by simply uploading a mirror selfie of themselves with their brand new S850. The complete details of this contest can be found on Lenovo Mobile Philippines Facebook.       

I can't wait to get my hands-on the new Lenovo S850 hot pink! (",) If you guys are interested in buying either of the products, the S850 is available through OpenComm's authorized resellers nationwide or through their Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores; the A8-50 can be availed through Lenovo's authorized resellers or again, you can visit any of their mobile and tablet concept stores.  

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