Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has introduced a new phone to its local market called ‘Le Lemon’. It is a fully blown but low end smartphone that costs 599 yuan (about $100). Check it out here.
Lemons are not exactly symbols of high quality in the west – in fact they symbolise junk products. But apparently that is not the case in The Middle Kingdom, where the ‘elegant yellow’ colour of this phone is regarded as auspicious.
It’s being advertised as a Music Phone, and has above average speakers. Its specs are otherwise run of the mill, but nowadays even that is good enough. The Chinese 4G market is booming, and Lemons are coming into season.
Rough translation of the ad (courtesy of Google Translate with just a little journalistic licence):
Legend Music Lemon K3 (K30-T) version 16G 4G Mobile Edition (elegant yellow) TD-LTE / TD-SCDMA / GSM dual SIM dual standby.
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