Lenovo is confirmed to unveil the K4 Note on 5 January, just a day ahead of the world-renowned CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 in Las Vegas.
The company has released a series of teasers hinting that the device will come packed with high-end features and may kick up a storm in the budget-smartphone category, just like its predecessor.
Many are curious to know what K4 Note will feature. To help provide a better perspective on the upcoming Lenovo device, we have sifted through numerous reports and lined up five key feature upgrades of the K4 Note over the 2015 model K3 Note.
The talking point of Lenovo K3 Note is its display. It was first sub-Rs 10,000 device in the market to boast a full-HD (1920x1080 pixels) screen, the latest K4 Note teaser suggests the company will take it up a notch.
"When is a display more than just a sum of its pixels?Get ready to thrill your senses with the K4 Note#KillerNote2016, (sic)" reads Lenovo India tweet.
Since the device is expected to be priced around Rs 10,000, it is highly unlikely to sport a QHD (2560x1440p) screen, but will probably instead come with full-HD (1920x1080p) resolution with a new display technology, which can guarantee rich viewing experience.
Despite having full-HD display, Lenovo's K3 Note comes with a generic plastic body, just like any other budget smartphone in the market. Now, reports have emerged that Lenovo will enhance the build quality in the K4 Note by incorporating a metal frame so it provides a sturdy structure and also a sense of premium feel to the phone.
High RAM capacity:
Last month, Lenovo India conducted an online poll asking fans to predict how much RAM the K4 Note would feature. Expectedly, 99% people requested the company to incorporate 3GB RAM in the upcoming phone. Lenovo has since confirmed that the K4 Note will indeed house 3GB RAM, 50% more than its predecessor.
For the uninitiated, RAM (Random Access Memory) is a very important component in a smart device. It optimises resource utilisation among applications and ensures the phone performs lag-free during multi-tasking or playing power-intensive game. The more the RAM capacity, the more efficiently the device works.
Lenovo conducted another promotional activity on Twitter asking fans to predict which security feature the K4 Note will boast. They were given four options: pattern lock, number pin lock, fingerprint-sensor lock and password lock.
Expectedly, many chose fingerprint sensor, and to that Lenovo confirmed the device would indeed come with biometric technology, but stopped short of revealing where the sensors would be placed — on back of the phone (below the camera module) or on the front panel's home button.
Faster wireless data transfer:
Lenovo has confirmed that the K4 Note will boast NFC (Near Field Communication), the ultimate short-range data transfer technology. It is faster version of Bluetooth, wherein users just need to bring two devices close to each other and tap to transfer the data between the two.
Rumours on the web have indicated that the K4 Note will come with 32GB inbuilt storage, double that of its predecessor. K3 Note shipped with 16GB, having the option to expand up to 32GB. With the fingerprint sensor and NFC, Lenovo K4 Note is a future-proof device. Device-owners will be able to read electronic tags and also make contact-less cash transfer using the Android Pay feature.
Since Lenovo K4 Note is launching on 5 January, we expect Lenovo to unveil few more features of the device soon. Stay tuned for more updates.