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Lenovo K3 Budget Smartphone Launched as Xiaomi Redmi 1S Competitor

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Lenovo has introduced a new budget smartphone called the K3 in China. The smartphone was listed by a Chinese online retailer, JD, with an impressive price tag of CNY 599 (roughly Rs. 6,000). The Lenovo K3 is being touted as a direct competitor of Xiaomi’s popular budget Redmi 1S smartphone.

A Chinese publication claims that the Lenovo K3 will be available only online, just like Xiaomi handsets. So far no announcements have been made by Lenovo regarding K3’s global availability.

The new budget smartphone from the company is available to buy in China via JD’s e-commerce website as the Lenovo K3 Music Lemon (K30-T).

The Lenovo K3 features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 294ppi. The listing notes that the smartphone sports a
sleek profile of 7.9mm. The Lenovo K3 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz alongside 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of inbuilt storage with microSD card support.

The Redmi 1S, on the other hand, came with a 4.7-inch HD display; powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC; 1GB of RAM, and packs 8GB of built-in storage with expandable storage support (up to 32GB).

The Lenovo K3 sports an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. It measures 141×70.5×7.9mm and packs a 2300mAh battery. It sports a vibrant Yellow-coloured back panel while featuring Waves MaxxAudio for sound experience.

The Chinese handset brand back in October had revealed that it plans to create a new mobile brand and company next year to counter the meteoric rise of Xiaomi, which is just a three-year old company. The company had claimed that its new smartphone brand and company would mainly focus on selling mobile phones online, and officially open for business in April 2015.

Lenovo K3 detailed specifications

General
Alternate names                                      Music Lemon
Release date December 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 141.00 x 70.50 x 7.90
Battery capacity (mAh) 2300
Removable battery No
Colours Yellow
SAR value NA
Display
Screen size (inches)                                5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 294
Hardware
Processor                                                1.2GHz  quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Camera
Rear camera                                            8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating System                                   Android 4.4
Java support Yes
Browser supports Flash No
Connectivity
Wi-Fi                                                      Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
DLNA No
Wi-Fi Direct No
MHL Out No
HDMI No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
USB Micro-USB
Charging via Micro-USB Yes
Proprietary charging connector No
Proprietary data connector No
SIM Type Regular
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor                              Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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