Lenovo has announced an affordable but powerful smartphone to compete with the Redmi, the Lenovo K3.

It’s been widely known that Xiaomi has been increasing their presence in the mobile market at a rapid rate, so it’s not surprise that Lenovo is taking action. Despite having high-end caliber smartphones, the company still sell a lot of low and mid-range phones.


Lenovo K3 is also labeled as “Music Lemon”, a really odd name but we’ve seen them do this before with the iPhone 6 look-alike Lenovo S90 Sisley. The K3 runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and has some nice specs to go along with. In fact, it’s considerably better than the Xiaomi Redmi 1S.

The Lenovo K3 is powered by the updated Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1GB RAM, and LTE connectivity on board. The handset also has a 5-inch 720p IPS display, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, Waves MaxxAudio sound,16GB of internal storage and runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat. It’s fairly compact with 141 x 70.5 x 7.9 mm dimensions. 2300mAh of battery is used to power the device.


It only be available online – like Xiaomi handsets – and will initially be offered for $100 by one of China’s biggest retailers.

We’re hoping that Lenovo would soon launch a similar device to the international market. For $100, this is something.

[Via Phonearena]

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