Lenovo is looking to make its presence felt in the budget smartphone space in China, which is widely dominated by Xiaomi. The latest offering by Lenovo is the K3 "Music Lemon" or "Le Lemon" smartphone that offers impressive specs at an affordable price point. Currently listed on China's renowned retailer site, JD, the Lenovo K3 is a true challenger to the popular Xiaomi Redmi 1S.
Lenovo has packed impressive specs inside the K3 Music Lemon. The reference to word Lemon in the handset's name likely comes from its bright yellow hue, which is of high significance in the Chinese culture. Either ways, the worthy specs will attract the consumers in the budget-conscious market.
Specifications and Features
The Lenovo K3 smartphone features a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC clocking 1.2GHz. There is a 1GB RAM on board to support the phone's processing and 16GB internal storage takes care of photos, videos, songs and more. It also has a decent camera on both sides, with an 8-megapixel shooter fitted on the rear and a 2MP front camera. The device measures 141 x 70.5 x 7.9mm and uses a 2,300mAh battery as the power source to fire up the smartphone, GSM Arena reported.
In comparison, Xiaomi's highly affordable Redmi 1S sports a slightly smaller 4.7-inch display with same resolution. It has a faster 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM and half the storage of K3 smartphone. However, there is an option to expand memory up to 64GB, same like the Lenovo rival. The rear camera is 8-megapixel but Lenovo beats the Redmi 1S in front camera sensor, which is at 1.6 megapixels. The connectivity option in the Redmi 1S is limited to 3G on one SIM, while the K3 wins again with 4G LTE support and a bigger battery.
Lenovo K3's attractive speakers make audio sound great, after all it has to justify the smartphone's name, K3 Music Lemon.
Price and Availability
Lenovo has priced its K3 smartphone effectively to beat competition. As per the product listing on JD, the handset sells for CNY 599 (roughly Rs 6,000). Lenovo hasn't shared details about bringing the worthy handset to international markets but it will be a great addition to India's growing smartphone market, where a Rs. 5,999-worth phone sold like hot cakes.