Six months after launching the K3 Note in India, Lenovo has now launched its successor, the K4 Note. Lenovo set a benchmark with the K3 Note for sub-Rs 10,000 phablets by offering a full HD (1080p) display, 2GB of RAM and 64-bit octa-core processor. With the K4 Note, the company has raised the bar even further – it boasts of a metallic body, fingerprint scanner, NFC chip and dual front facing speakers. Let s take a look at what s different in the K4 Note compared to its predecessor, the K3 Note. Also Read - Lenovo Legion gaming laptops with updated Intel 11th Gen H series processors launchedAlso Read - Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon Review: Stylish, Slim, Super Performer
Lenovo K4 Note vs K3 Note price: The K4 Note is priced at Rs 11,900 and will be exclusively available via Amazon India. The registration for the smartphone begins at 3PM today and the first flash sale will take place on January 19. In comparison, the K3 Note is priced at Rs 9,999 and easily available for purchase via Flipkart. Also Read - Worldwide PC shipments up 32% in Q1, Lenovo leads: Gartner
Lenovo K4 Note vs K3 Note specifications and features: Being the successor to last year s one of top the smartphones on Flipkart, the K4 Note is equipped with slightly amped up hardware. The changes start from the design, while the K3 Note sported a plastic body with removable back cover, the K4 Note sports a metal frame and a host of customizable wood-finished back covers.
Another talking point of the K4 Note is the TheaterMax feature, which can convert any multimedia content into virtual reality, be it games or videos. It can convert the multimedia content into immersive large screen experience boasting smooth graphics, life-like surround sound and responsive 3D gameplay, the company says. Lenovo has partnered with ANTVR to launch a virtual reality headset which is priced at Rs 1,299. There’s a K4 Note + ANTVR bundle pack, which is priced at Rs 12,499.
Display: The K4 Note also includes a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 178 degree wide angle viewing, brightness of 450 Nits. The K3 Note also features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, but Lenovo claims the new display is more brighter.
Processor, RAM and storage: The K4 Note is powered by MediaTek s 64-bit MT6753 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. In comparison, the K3 Note is powered by MediaTek s 64-bit MT6752 octa-core SoC, 2GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage. Both smartphones also include microSD card slot for further expansion up to 128GB. They also support USB-OTG (on-the-go).
Cameras: In the photography department, the K4 Note is equipped with a 13-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera with dual-LED flash, and PDAF (phase detection auto-focus). Up front is a 5-megapixel camera module for selfies and video calling. In comparison, the K3 Note is also equipped with the same cameras, but lack PDAF.
Battery and connectivity: The K4 Note features a slightly higher capacity 3,300mAh battery compared to 3,000mAh on the K3 Note. Lenovo claims that the battery on the K4 Note is good enough to offer up to 22 hours of talktime and up to 292 hours on standby mode. Connectivity options on both smartphones include 4G LTE, dual SIM card slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
Operating system: While the K4 Note and K3 Note runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and 5.0 Lollipop OS, with Vibe UI running atop. Lenovo has already announced Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade plans for the K3 Note, which could more likely be in March. However, there is no word on the update for the K4 Note.
A comparison table follows:
|Features||Lenovo K4 Note||Lenovo K3 Note|
|Display||5.5-inch 1080p||5.5-inch 1080p|
|Processor||MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 64-bit||MediaTek MT6752 octa-core 64-bit|
|Storage||16GB (expandable)||16GB (expandable)|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, NFC||Dual-SIM, 4G LTE|
|Android OS||5.1 Lollipop||5.0 Lollipop|
|Price||Rs 11,999||Rs 9,999|