Lenovo K4 Note announced with finger scanner and bundled VR headset

by: Kris CarlonJanuary 5, 2016
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The Lenovo K4 Note.

Lenovo has announced the K4 Note, the successor to the popular Lenovo K3 Note, which was released in March 2015. The new device improves on the old with the addition of a finger scanner and more RAM, alongside an updated processor and larger battery.

The official Lenovo K4 Note release date will be January 19 with pre-orders on Amazon India as of now. The Lenovo K4 Note price is set at Rs. 11,998 (the equivalent of $180) and will be available in a bundle with the AntVR virtual reality headset for Rs. 12,499. The AntVR headset is usually priced at Rs. 1,299.

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The Lenovo K4 Note features dual front-facing speakers.

The other Lenovo K4 Note specs include a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3. The K4 Note is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 chipset with 3 GB of LP DDR3 RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and microSD expansion up to 128 GB. The K4 Note features stereo front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers.

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The Lenovo K4 Note also comes with a 13 MP primary camera, complete with two-tone LED flash and Phase-Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF). Up front, there’s a 5 MP front-facing camera. The K4 Note runs Android 5.1 Lollipop at launch with Lenovo’s Vibe UI and supports LTE bands 40 and 41 in India.

 

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The Lenovo K4 Note adds a fingerprint scanner and NFC to its predecessor.

The Lenovo K4 Note battery gets a ten percent increase to 3,300 mAh from the K3 Note but doesn’t leave a larger footprint than the K3 Note. However, the K4 Note is a little heavier – 160 grams compared to 150 grams – and is also a bit thicker than its predecessor at 9.15 mm. Fortunately an NFC chip and FM radio are also packed in there.

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Lenovo’s choice to make the K4 Note an Amazon exclusive is an interesting move, excluding Flipkart in the bargain, but the decision has been met with positive responses on social media so far. Lenovo also has plans for a premium leather cover along with various wood grain covers, which will be available soon.

What do you think of the Lenovo K4 Note? How does it stack up against its mid-range competition?

  • Manthan

    This is going to create good Competition among Budget buyers.
    MotoG, Mi4i, and other top selling phones.

  • Oobiewan

    looks like just the thing for me, except that I live in Europe…

  • Sk8er_boi47

    Nice! 👍

  • Jurgen Qatipi

    I just got my K3 Note 3 months ago, might have to replace it next month, it seems like a worthy upgrade.

  • Rohit Raja

    Looks like a proper upgrade to the k3, Audio engine is pretty good on these phones

  • Sperrybird

    I wish its available in america.

    • Mark Washington

      Its not ?

  • Srivatsa Ramesh

    aggressively priced super smartphone good job lenovo

  • Moses

    ₹ use this symbol when you are mentioning Indian rupees, because there are lot of rupees out there, Sri lanka rupees, Pakistan rupees, Nepal rupees etc etc..

  • Nishant’ Rai

    Seems Like Sexy Package but again I am allergic to MediaTek :P

  • Abhijeet

    Well the specs look really, really good for the price. Except the Mediatek chip. Not that i think its bad, i just cannot remember those goddamn 4 digits random codenames, MTK@$#&, which one stands for what?

    • Lediø Bøjka

      It is a very bad processor and outdated aswell.You can find that processor on 80 dollars smartphones

      • HackerTosh Freze

        I think you got the numbers mixed up . Are you sure you found the MTK6753 on the 80 dollar phones or the MTK6735 ??

  • Carlos Miguel

    Worthy advisor for my upcoming Redmi Note 3!

  • Carlos

    I think the bezels are kinda big but that’s mostly because of the front facing speakers.
    But front facing speakers doesn’t really matter for me, and I dont really like the design of this K4 Note.
    Im going to the Redmi Note 3 instead.

    And seriously Lenovo, why packing a processor that is worse the K3’s?!?

  • DEEP

    finally its coming, will buy it.

  • Lediø Bøjka

    Are they even serious?Mt 6753?For real?From octa-core 1.7 ghz up to 45000 in Antutu now they will be lucky if they get around 35000 with 1.3 ghz overheating chipset.Was expecting helio x10 or even x20.This makes me wanna get letv 1s even more

    • HackerTosh Freze

      It’s an Octa-core 1.5ghz , the MTK 6753 ..

  • Rex Xu

    I really like the design, if only it ran a stronger processor (Snapdragon 820, Helio x20, etc.)

  • HackerTosh Freze

    From MaliT760-mp2 to MaliT720-mp3………