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Lenovo Vibe K4 Note: A closer look at the specs

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Lenovo grabbed eyeballs with the K3 Note and that’s the reason why expectations from the Vibe K4 Note have increased by manifolds. Adding to the hype, Lenovo has also been teasing its killer display all along, adding to the curiosity about what’s on offer. With the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note finally launched in India at Rs 11,999, let’s take a close look at the specs to see what it holds within.

Design

The Vibe K4 Note has a curvy design to ensure better ergonomics. The K4 Note ups the ante by deploying a metal body and will be available in a Tuxedo Black color variant. The company has ensured to bring the latest fad of fingerprint scanners, which are slowly becoming a standard feature among phones. Another highlight of the device is the front dual speaker designed by Dolby Atmos. Lenovo has gone ahead and spruced up the audio experience with the TheatreMax technology.

 
Display

Lenovo has bumped up the display in size as well as pixels, compared to the K3 Note. The K4 Note features a 5.5-inch curved display and 1080p Full HD resolution, which means a pixel density of 401ppi. Lenovo’s ‘killer display’ also includes 1000: 1 contrast ratio, 450 Nits brightness, user controlled colour balance and Gorilla Glass 3.

OS

The Lenovo Vibe K4 Note will run rather older Android 5.1 Lollipop with a layer of the Vibe UI on top. The Vibe UI is Lenovo’s custom made user interface that overlays Android.

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Processor and RAM

It comes powered by an octa-core MediaTek 6753, which shouldn’t disappoint. Lenovo has bumped up the RAM from 2GB to 3GB, which should be more than enough to handle a plethora of apps and we also hope a slick UI experience.

Camera

The K4 Note sports a 13MP rear snapper and a 5MP front-facing camera. The rear snapper features PDAF technology for improved focus and ISOCELL technology for clearer images.

Storage

Lenovo could disappoint some as it maintains 16GB onboard storage. However, on the brighter side, it support microSD card slot that lets you expand the storage up to 128GB.

Connectivity

On the connectivity front, the dual SIM K4 Note supports all usual suspects such as 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and NFC.

Battery

A 3,300mAh battery and support for faster charging is promised by the company for the K4 Note. The battery is slightly improved, however, we can comment on the battery life, only once we have taken the device for a spin in our labs.

Price and availability

Lenovo’s latest Vibe K4 Note is priced at Rs 11,999 and is available exclusively on Amazon via flash sales starting 19 January. The registrations for the sale begin today at 3PM. The company has also teamed up with Skullcandy for the Ando headphones priced at Rs 1299. The K4 Note bundled with the ANTVR headset (costs Rs 1299) will cost Rs 12,499.

Bottom line

The K4 Note is exactly what K3 users were looking for. It’s a nifty upgrade over its predecessor with improved curved display, RAM, 128GB expandable storage and a fingerprint scanner. The company continues to make it harder to grab the device with flash sales, which seems the only disappointing part for now. At Rs 11,999, the K4 Note looks a great deal, at least on paper. However, we will reserve our comments about its performance until we get the device for a complete review.

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Lenovo Vibe K4 Note detailed specifications 
General
Release date                                                              January 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 153.60 x 76.50 x 9.10
Weight (g) 158.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Removable battery No
SAR value 0.00
Display
Screen size (inches)  5.50
Touchscreen                                                             Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441
Hardware
Processor make MediaTek MT6753
RAM                                                                        3GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Camera
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash                                                                        Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
Software
Operating System Android 5.1
Skin                                                                         Vibe UI
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC                                                                         Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Direct No
MHL Out No
HDMI No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor                                               Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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