The whole mobile world waited for Lenovo’s press event on March 23rd to see the company’s new flagship, the Vibe Z3 Pro. To our disappointment the handset still remains elusive, but instead of that the manufacturer unveiled its new affordable, midrange phablet called the Lenovo K3 Note that joined the company’s Lemon series portfolio offering good value for low price. Being something of an alternative to the Meizu M1 Note, the K3 Note is a bigger and better specced version of the existing Lenovo K3.
Lenovo K3 Note Dual-SIM Phablet
The new Lenovo K3 Note phablet has been recently released to its home market of China where it is expected to be a serious rival to Xiaomi and Meizu that dominated the budget sector niche. Targeting at budget conscious customers, the K3 Note debuts packed with higher-end midrange hardware parameters.
The phone comes equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD display which translates to pretty sharp pixel density of 401 ppi. Going deeper, the handset is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6752 chipset clocked at 1.7GHz, additionally paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD cards.
As for the optics, the K3 Note offers users a combination of 13-megapixel main camera with a dual-tone LED flash and a selfie-friendly 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Measuring only 7.6 mm thick the K3 Note still manages to house a pretty powerful 3,000 mAh battery which is speculated to come with a support for wireless charging. The phone weights just 150g and its body made of polycarbonate received a fluorescent yellow paint job. Additionally, its back sports a distinctively circular bump with the Lenovo’s logo that is purely a design element having nothing in common with functionality.
Considering the surprisingly high parameters as for the mid-range device, costing just CNY899 (~$145) the Lenovo K3 Note appears to be one of the best offers available on the market seriously endangering the Meizu M1 Note priced at CNY 1,099 (~$177). Additionally, there’s also more expensive version of the phablet with a special ‘ceramic piece vibration speaker’ that delivers louder and richer sound experience labeled with a price tag of CNY999, which is an equivalent of $160.