Lenovo has unveiled the K4 Note in New Delhi, streaming live footage through Twitter’s Periscope app and website instead of Youtube.
You can watch the live event by clicking here. (Be warned that the stream is extremely unstable and people are complaining about the quality of the broadcast.)
The K4 has been priced at Rs 11,999 — largely along expected lines — though the sales partner is Amazon and not Flipkart. Lenovo has typically relied on Flipkart for its sales in India.
The K4 Note, as we’ve already revealed, comes with 3 GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch full-HD display, a full-metal body, dual front-firing speakers, Dolby Atmos and almost certainly the MT6753 chipset.
Unfortunately, the processor is MediaTek MT6753, a slightly modified version of the old MT6752, and quite a mid-range offering. This is the only blemish in an otherwise superb and unbeatable phone.
UPDATE: Lenovo will next week launch the Vibe X3, which comes with Snapdragon 808 chipset and a 21 MP camera.
Other Highlights and specification of K4 include better rear camera with ISOCELL sensor with PDAF for super fast focus. The K3 Note was noted for its poor photo quality.
Internal storage is 16GB of and you can add an additional 128GB Micro SD card.
The 5.5-inch display sports a contrast ratio of 1000:1 allows the user to change the color tone — something that’s rare in phones. Gorilla Glass 3 protection is also built in — an improvement from the K3.
The 13MP primary Camera comes with 5P Lens Element and LED Dual Tone Flash, while the 5MP Front Camera with 4P Lens Element. You can also launch the camera by tapping the Finger Print senor.
The phone also has advanced audio features including Wolfson 8281 Audio Hub.
The phone supports TheaterMax — a virtual reality headset that is priced very low. “It helps you to convert all your favorite content like Movies, TV Series, Youtube etc into virtual giant screen Cinematic Experience,” according to the company. The headset costs an extra Rs 500, but is worth it given the low incremental investment required.
Overall, it is fair to say that the K4 Note is without doubt the best mid-range offering in India. The only possible challenge for the device will come from the LeTV Le 1s and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon version) — both of which are expected to be priced in the Rs 15,000-17,000 range.
For more specifications of the K4 Note, click on the image on the right.
We are also giving some of the slides from the presentation below.