After the error acquisition of Motorola Mobile, Lenovo mobile phone business appear cliff-style slump. Lenovo executives said many times in the past and operators of subsidized low-end handsets, resulted in Lenovo's mobile handset business today passive situation.
But interestingly, the association recently and Japanese mobile operator Softbank to launch Windows10 phone.
According to the US technology news site TheVerge reported that Lenovo Group and Softbank to launch Softbank history a Windows phone, the phone model is & ldquo; Softbank 503LV & rdquo ;.
Obviously, the Chinese market, and similar, which is Lenovo Japan operators to customize a phone. Whether Softbank handset subsidies, it could not be confirmed.
The Japanese carrier Softbank and custom machine cooperation, and Lenovo's management about Chinese operators to customize the position of cooperation, in stark contrast.
Even more strange it is that this phone using the & ldquo; dying & rdquo; mobile version of Microsoft's Windows10.
Technology media recognized, Windows10 operating system in the mobile phone market has been completely defeat, Microsoft has largely abandoned the smartphone and mobile platform business, Windows market share in mobile phone platform, is rapidly to near zero.
Recently, many mobile Internet company announced, stop the upgrade version of Windows phone APP. The number of applications software Windows phones, and Android, iOS is not an order of magnitude.
According to reports, Lenovo customized this Windows10 phone, 5-inch screen, 720P resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 system chip, mobile phone equipped with a 3GB RAM, 32GB flash memory, equipped with a 800-megapixel main camera, 5 megapixel self-timer camera, a battery of 2250 mAh.
From the hardware configuration point of view, this phone belongs to the low-end machines.
Allegedly, this phone primarily for the Japanese enterprise market, and if the market response is good, Softbank will consider the introduction of consumer-oriented Windows10 phone.
The phone will be officially on sale from October.
Japanese smartphone market and China, Korea and other countries very different. Prior to market research firm statistics show that Japan's smartphone penetration is only 39%, far lower than China. Japan belongs to the aging society, many older people are accustomed to using relatively old feature phones, flip phones, not suited to touch-screen control, functional complex smartphones.