New Delhi: In a bid to take on its rival in the budget smartphone segment, Chinese handset maker Lenovo launched its 4G-enabled K3 Note with a 5.5 inch display, 13 megapixel rear, 5 MP front camera, 1.7 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB in-built storage (expandable up to 32 GB) at Rs Rs 9,999 in India.
The K3 Note sports 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display and is powered by a 64-bit 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6572 processor backed by 2GB of RAM. The smartphone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and offers 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expandable upto 32 GB via microSD card.
The Lenovo K3 Note packs a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front shooter. On connectivity front, the device supports 4G (TD-LTE/ LTE), Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB. The smartphone gets its juice from 3000mAh battery and will be available to buy via flash sale on Flipkart.
As per CMR’s India quarterly data, 4G-LTE device shipments had grown 108 percent to 2.2 million units for the January-March quarter. Lenovo also sells A7000 smartphone at Rs 8,999 in India.
Lenovo aims to be among the top three smartphone players in the country in the next few quarters as the Chinese technology major expands its product portfolio and increases presence in the offline market.
In India, Lenovo (along with Motorola) did not figure in the top 5 tally as of October-December 2014 quarter. The Chinese electronics major is looking at the possibility of setting up a manufacturing unit for smartphones and tablets in India.
Lenovo, which enjoys leadership positions in sales of laptops, PCs and tablets in India, is also planning to aggressively boost smartphone business in the country. The company would also expand retail presence with the opening of more exclusive Lenovo stores.