Lenovo’s Sub-$100 K3 “Music Lemon” Handset Gets Introduced In China

December 5, 2014 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

A couple of days back, Lenovo has teased its upcoming K3 “Music Lemon” handset. The teaser said the device will launch on December 5th and that’s just what happened. This Chinese OEM just launched its newest Lenovo handset dubbed K3 “Music Lemon”, I just don’t get tired of typing that name nor reading it in my head, though truth be told, I’ve seen much weirder smartphone names coming from China, so… Anyhow, K3 is basically Lenovo’s weapon to fight Xiaomi in China and is priced at only 599 Yuan, which comes around to about $97, affordable all the way. We all know that Xiaomi is the number one smartphone manufacturer in China and that the company sells tons of their Redmi 1S handsets which are priced extremely low and yet pack some rather decent specifications, well, Lenovo really hopes they can counter Xiaomi with this handset. Let’s check out its specifications.

Lenovo K3 “Music Lemon” features a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS display along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. This handset is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 SoC, a 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz which comes with an Adreno 306 GPU for graphics processing. On the back of this handset, you’ll find an 8-megapixel camera while there’s a 2-megapixel shooter located on the front side of this device. This handset will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed and 2300mAh battery is integrated inside of this thing. Waves MaxxAudio software is pre-installed in this handset as well for those of you who enjoy music. K3 “Music Lemon” will be available online only, just like Xiaomi’s handsets, and it’s offered in China exclusively via Jingdong Mall, one of the biggest retailers in China.

Lenovo might launch in other markets as well, but there’s still no information regarding that. This is a rather solid offering by Lenovo, especially considering the price point. It has a decent screen, a rather solid processor and a gig of RAM. 8-megapixel camera is also a rather nice touch and everything considered, this is a rather solid mid-range offering by Lenovo, at least in my humble opinion. What do you think?