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Lenovo K4 Note goes official with a splash: super affordable with big focus on audio and dual front speakers

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Lenovo K4 Note goes official with a splash: super affordable with big focus on audio and dual front speakers

The Lenovo K4 Note has just gone official in India and it is one of the most anticipated devices on a global scale when it comes to affordable phones. Thing is the Lenovo K3 Note set quite the precedent: it was an extremely affordable 5.5-inch device from a first tier brand, taking directly on rivals such as Xiaomi and Meizu from China. It was not a device you would have heard much about in the United States (the K4 Note also launches in India, which should tell you it's not coming to the United States any time soon), but in Asia and other price sensitive markets, it was quite popular.

Big focus on audio with 1.5 Watt dual front speakers and 3 mics for better sound recording

The Lenovo K4 Note brings a fingerprint scanner on the back and a completely redefined design and style. The most noticeable feature of the K4 Note are definitely the two front firing speakers and that's quite the rarity in an affordable phone of this class. So far we only know that those are two mighty powerful 1.5 Watt speakers (for comparison sake, sometime ago, LG gave itself a tap on the back for the powerful 1 Watt speaker on the LG G3, and the notably loud LG G4 has bumped that to 1.5 Watts), but power alone does not tell us much about the quality of those speakers, so we're looking forward to testing that. Lenovo is also paying close attention to sound recording quality, as this phone has 3 mics for better noise cancellation and sound capture. All of this communicates Lenovo is serious about sound quality in the K4 Note.

Update: As our user kefalin rightly points out, we should say that this Lenovo K4 Note is in fact a very slightly changed variant of the already existing Lenovo A7010.

In terms of specs, here are the highlights for the Lenovo K4 Note:

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • MediaTek MT6753 octa-core SoC (8 x Cortex A53s clocked at up to 1.5GHz)
  • 13-megapixel rear cam with Phase Detection auto-focus, 5-megapixel selfie shooter
  • 16GB of internal storage, microSD card support
  • 3300mAh battery
  • 4G LTE connectivity (FDD bands 1/3/5/7 /8/20, TDD bands 40/41 NW)
All in all, the K4 Note definitely brings a lot of excitement to the affordable phone segment with its focus on audio. If it lives up to its high aspirations, the K4 Note definitely has the potential to rake in massive sales in growing markets.

The Lenovo K4 Note price is set at some $180 (12,000 Indian rupees) for its target markets. The release date is set for January 19th and users in India are able to place pre-orders starting today.

source: Lenovo

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posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:13

1. TheBiz (Posts: 232; Member since: 13 Apr 2015)

gonna buy one

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:15 1

2. sissy246 (Posts: 4024; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

WOW not bad for $180

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:19 1

3. kefalin (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)

Nah,next. Its just rebranded A7010 that is available for a while,just with less storage.....

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 18:48

7. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

but A7010 is K4 note..
just like SM-G920 is Galaxy S6

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 12:34

4. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 229; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)

would buy but only works on band 5 for AT&T and that its it....it wont work on t-mobiles LTE at all

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 15:03

6. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Very few AT&T markets even use band 5. It's a US Cellular band, used by AT&T as part of roaming partnerships. Elsewhere, you're looking at SE Asia.

posted on 05 Jan 2016, 13:21 1

5. nebula (Posts: 903; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)

Well done. I am very glad more and more OEM's acknowledging importance of front facing speakers.

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