Indian smartphone market is expected to grow by 16%-18% in year 2016 and the companies around the world know, and due to this reason we are seeing a range of new smartphones being launched in India at every price point.
Recently two new smartphones were launched in India, Lenovo’s Vibe K4 Note with TheaterMax and Coolpad’s Note 3 Lite. Both these phones are available exclusively on Amazon India and can be purchased by registering for flash sale.
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note
Lenovo has launched its new Vibe K4 Note in India, with exclusive availability on Amazon India. The phone is a follow up by Lenovo of its very popular K3 Note. Vibe K4 Note is released along with AntVR virtual reality headset. Company has priced the phone at INR 11,999/- and the VR headset is priced at INR 1,299.
The first flash sale of the phone was on 19th January, the phone was bundled with VR headset and was priced at INR 12,499/- . The second flash sale of the phone was on 20th January but without the VR headset bundle, the bundle deal was over in almost a flash and I could not get my hands on the deal, but I tried again on 20th and got myself the new phone albeit without the VR headset which I hope soon to buy when they are available on Amazon.
For those who have missed these two flash sales need not to feel let down as Lenovo and Amazon are continuing the sale of the Note 4 and you can register here now for the sale on 26th and 27th January at 2 PM.
The 26th January sale is again a bundle deal, where you get Vibe K4 Note along with VR headset at INR 12,499/- only, the 27th sale is for K4 Note only.
Update – The registration based flash sale for Lenovo K4 Note is coming again on 2nd and 3rd February at 2 PM on Amazon India. You can register here now .
The new Lenovo Vibe K4 Note comes with 5.5” Full HD display with, 1920 x 1080p resolution with 401 ppi, along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. K4 Note is powered by 64-bit Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and Mediatek MT6753 chipset. The phone runs Android Lollipop 5.1, has 3 GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and support for 128GB external microSD card.
For connectivity K4 Note has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, along with v4.0, A2DP, LE. Also there is support for NFC and GPS with A-GPS. For security Lenovo has given fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone, the phone is powered by a 3300mAh non-removable battery.
The killer feature of K4 Note is TheaterMax alongside Dolby Atmos audio. TheaterMax gives you widescreen cinematic experience by VR technology from Lenovo. This new VR technology from Lenovo allows you to view movies and games on virtual super-size screen. Along with Dolby Atmos audio you’ll be immersed surround sound while having TheaterMax experience.
Overall the phone comes with some powerful specs and the VR tech gives it edge over other smartphones. I’ll sharing my experience and review of K4 Note by next week.
Coolpad Note 3 Lite
Coolpad has released another budget smartphone Note 3 Lite, and is available exclusive on Amazon India. The phone is priced at INR 6,999/-, to buy the phone register here for the sale on 28th January at 2 PM.
Update – The registration based flash sale for Coolpad Note 3 Lite is coming again on 4th February at 2 PM on Amazon India. You can register here now .
Coolpad Note 3 is stripped down version of Coolpad Note 3, which was released in October last year. With Coolpad Note 3 was one of the first smartphone to bring the fingerprint scanner under the price of INR 10,000/-. With Coolpad Note 3 Lite’s launch the Chinese company is bringing the feature to lower price point.
The new Coolpad Note 3 Lite comes with 5” HD display with, 1280 x 720 p resolution with 294 ppi pixel density, with a scratch-resistant glass protection. Note 3 Lite is powered by Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor and Mediatek MT6735 chipset. The phone runs Android Lollipop 5.1 with CoolUI 6.0 skin, it has a 3 GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and support for 32GB external microSD card. Phone is dual sim with both slots supporting 4G.
For connectivity Note 3 Lite has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, along with v4.0, A2DP. GPS support is with A-GPS, the phone supports microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go. For security Coolpad Note 3 Lite has given fingerprint scanner, the phone is powered by a 2500mAh non-removable battery. Note 3 Lite has a 13 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash at the back, a 5MP camera is available on the front of the phone. Dimensionally the phone measures at 140.8 x 70.4 x 8.9 mm and weighs 142g.
Both these phones have some pretty nice aces up their sleeves to make the competition tougher for other phones. With TheaterMax, Dolby Atmos audio and VR bundle offering Lenovo has upped the game in the mid segment smartphones. While Coolpad Note 3 Lite brings fingerprint scanner to a low price point which is a first for low end smartphones, these small but key features are definitely going to attract the customer’s attention.