Leaked photo shows mini version of Lenovo K920 phablet; nothing mini about the phone's specs
posted by Alan F. / Aug 02, 2014, 11:39 AM
With a 5.5 inch screen, it is hard to see how this could be called a mini handset. The full-sized K920 is a half inch larger at 6 inches. Unlike the 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution on the latter, we expect a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen on the mini. The Lenovo K920 mini is expected to have a metal body, like the full-sized model. Under the hood we could find a quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. This is a mini? For many manufacturers, this would represent a current full-sized flagship phone.
By the way, the camera adorning the rear is believed to be 13MP with a 5MP front-facing shooter included. The only thing mini about this model is the price, which is expected to be the equivalent of $323 USD.
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A mini version with a 5.5" screen lolwut
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 12:04 PM 3
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yes. Apple iphone 4" display is now in 'nano' category of android.
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 5:28 PM 0
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"The only thing mini about this model is the price, which is expected to be the equivalent of $323 USD." I wonder if the smartphone market would be as sluggish in the "first world" if the prices were more reasonable.
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 12:11 PM 2
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"I wonder if the smartphone market would be as sluggish in the "first world" if the prices were more reasonable." gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s5_materials_cost__256-news-8294.php so......the average cost of a high end smartphone (just for the components) is anywhere from 200-300$. That doesnt include production machinery or facility, employees, advertising, ect. Large companies are lucky if they make 20% margin off these phones. Most companies in the retail business make 100% (double the cost for the math genii) off their products. A full fledged computer in the same caliber as this phone would cost around the same, if not more. Find me a 1080p, quad core laptop for less than this. And laptops don't include gps, voice communicator, mobile data, high quality camera, ect. Like our phones do. Smartphone sales and increased exponentially since 2008. Under 50 mil were sold in 08', and almost 1 billion smartphones were sold in 2013. Doesn't seem to be a "sluggish" or "unreasonable" market to me, does it?
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 2:10 PM 0
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Because both are even comparable... A computers display is much bigger thus costs more to make, PC CPUs cost much more Qualcomm socs must cost anywhere from 20 to 40 dollars while PC CPUs cost much more. You are comparing apples to oranges.
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 4:21 PM 0
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2015 : a phablet is 13.3 inches. A phone is 8.9 inches
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 1:14 PM 0
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2016: Phablet: 11.6 inch. Phone: 7.7 inch 2017: Phablet: 9.7 inch (iPad Air size) Phone: 7.0 inch (Galaxy Tab Q size) 2018: Phablet: 8.9 inch (Kindle HDX size) Phone: 6.4 inch (Z Ultra Size) 2023: Phablet: Back to 5.7 inches. Phone: Back to 5.0 inches 2027: Phablet: Back to 11.6 inches. Phone: Back to 7.7 inches. 2032: Phablet: 5.7 inch again. Phone: 5.0 inch again. And you know what's going to happen again and again.
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 1:23 PM 0
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Anyone remember the size of the first round of cell phones? Or how about your first cordless home phone? Or is everyone on here 14 years of age? My LG G pro 2 is a 5.9" display. And it's half the size of the first cell phones's.
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 1:31 PM 1
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I bought an Huawei Ascend Mate2, and it might not have flagship specs, it's fast clear & bright. I think some are getting suckered by having flagship specs, on speed & pixel density that 99% won't even touch. Less than 300 bucks for a 6" screen that has a great camera, I'll take that every day. No more high end HTC/Samsung/Apple/Motorola for me.
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 7:50 PM 2
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nice design and specs. But i think its a waste to create a mini with 5.5" screen. A 4.3 to 4.7 would be the best size.
posted on Aug 02, 2014, 8:02 PM 1
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