The first flash sale of the Lenovo A6000 today was over in two seconds on Flipkart. The company revealed that it made available nearly 10,000 units only after the sale was over. The lucky few who managed to get the Lenovo A6000, are now selling the devices on sites eBay India, OLX and Quikr at a premium rate.
The official price of the device is Rs 6,999, but users are selling it on eBay India for as high as Rs 10,499. The device is being sold on Quikr for Rs 12,000, and on OLX for Rs 9,000. To curb black marketing, Flipkart has kept a 6.00PM window for users to purchase the device.
By the looks of it, people are now purchasing the device from Flipkart, and then selling the sealed unopened pack that will be then be delivered to interested buyers at a premium. This is similar to what has been happening after all first flash sales of Xiaomi smartphones, and the recent Yureka flash sales on Amazon as well. The buzz around the new smartphone is unsurprising considering it is the cheapest LTE capable smartphone in India.
To recap on the specifications, the Lenovo A6000 sports a 5-inch HD (1280 720 pixels) display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor with 64-bit capability and paired with 1GB of RAM. It features 8GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, twin-speakers with Dolby Digital Plus technology and a 2,300mAh battery that the company claims is good enough for 13 hours of talktime and up to 11.5 days on standby mode.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, Dual-Mode LTE support (both TD-LTE Band 40 and FD-LTE Band 20), Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat wrapped under Vibe UI 2.0.