We stand witness today to the launch of the new Lenovo K3 or ‘Music Lemon’ if its literal Chinese translation is to be considered. This smartphone is out to compete against the ultra-affordable Xiaomi handsets that are wreaking havoc in the Chinese market right now.
For the kind of advanced specs that the phone offers, its 599 CNY price tag seems like a bargain thath you only get on Xiaomi handsets, which is a success for its maker if you look at it from that perspective. 599 CNY translates into roughly $100 or Rs 6000.
At such a retail value, you’ll be getting a 5-inch HD display and a 64-bit quad core CPU sitting atop the now-popular Snapdragon 410 chipset. The K3 device hasn’t been officially unveiled by the company, but it has been listed in China by an e-retailer named JD.
Lenovo has blessed it with 1GB worth of RAM, while it has even granted it 16GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot for further expansions. An 8MP camera has been placed on its rear surface and a 2MP snapper occupies space on its front. Above all; this phone offers 4G LTE connectivity which is quite an important business factor in the Chinese market.
Here’s a neat look at the specs of the Lenovo K3:
– Display: 5-inch, 720p HD
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 (64-bit)
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable up to 32GB)
– Camera: 8MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 2300mAh
– Dimensions: 141 x 70.5 x 7.9mm
– Weight: 128gms
It appears that the Lenovo K3 or ‘Music Lemon’ smartphone will be sold exclusively through the above mentioned retailer, which, as GSM Arena has pointed out, is another indication of the fact that it’s competing against Xiaomi since all the phones of the latter company too are sold with online exclusivity.