Lenovo K6 Power First Impressions

Lenovo launched its latest smartphone, the Lenovo K6 Power, in India on Tuesday. It has been priced at Rs. 9,999 and will be available in Silver, Gold, and Dark Grey colour variants exclusively through Flipkart.

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The Lenovo K6 Power is being pitched by Lenovo as a media consumption device. In order to make sure that your entertainment is not interrupted by running out of power, this phone has a large battery capacity of 4000mAh. We got our hands on the device at its launch event, and here are our first impressions.

Considering that the Lenovo K6 Power has a large battery, the first thing that you will notice about the device is that it is not too bulky. It measures 141.90×70.30×9.30mm and weighs 145 grams. Even though it cannot be called thin by today’s smartphone standards, we found it easy to hold even with one hand. In terms of aesthetics, Lenovo doesn’t seem to have brought anything exceptional to the table but the K6 Power does feel premium for its price range, thanks to its metal body.

The 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920-pixel) display has a pixel density of 441 ppi. Even though we found the display to be sharp, we couldn’t test it outdoors at the launch event. The front of the smartphone does not feature any physical buttons but there are three capacitive buttons for Home, Back, and Recents. The volume rocker and the power button are conveniently placed on the right of the device and are easily accessible even when it is being used with one hand.

The rear of the smartphone features a fingerprint scanner and a 13-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX258 sensor. There is also an 8-megapixel front camera with a Sony IMX219 sensor and a wide-angle lens. The quality of both the rear and the front cameras came across as positive in our limited time with the K6 Power.

In order to help both professional as well as novice users to use the phone’s camera to its full potential, there are different modes in the camera app. The mode meant for casual users shows tips to help them take better pictures, while the mode for professionals allows them to tweak settings as per their preferences.

Lenovo has implemented a security feature that allows users to lock certain applications with a passcode or fingerprint so that their private data is not accessible to others using the phone. The company claims that the fingerprint scanner is extremely quick and allows users to unlock the device from the standby mode within 0.3 seconds, and also that the false rejection rate is very low. We will test these claims when we conduct our full review of the Lenovo K6 Power.

The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s Vibe Pure UI skin on top. It is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. In our brief time testing the device, we found that there were no lags or performance issues, but as there weren’t many apps to try out on the unit that we used, we will reserve our opinion till our review of the device is complete.

In its price category, Lenovo K6 Power will be competing against the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime and Coolpad Note 5, which are available for Rs. 8,999 and Rs. 10,999 respectively. Even though both these smartphones pack slightly larger batteries, the K6 Power has other advantages. While the Redmi 3S Prime has a HD (720×1280-pixel) screen, the Coolpad Note 5 offers full-HD resolution but is more expensive.

The Lenovo K6 Power will be made available through an open sale on Flipkart starting at 12pm IST on December 6. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our complete review.


Lenovo Lemon 3 A Super Budget Phone

Lenovo Lemon 3 a new budget device from Lenovo launched in China. Lemon 3 with a Price tag of RMB 699 which is roughly approx Rs. 7,000 in India. Accessible in Silver and Gold shading colours, the phone is now available from the organization’s shopping site. The Lenovo Lemon 3, has not been disclosed for outside china market. The specifications of the device listed below.

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The dual SIM 4G Lenovo Lemon 3 smartphone, sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS screen display with the density of 441ppi. It is boosted by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 timed at 1.5GHz, alongside the device powered with 2GB RAM and for graphical experience there is Adreno 405 GPU.

The Lemon 3 connectivity options includes like 4G LTE (underpins India groups) systems, alongside Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, and GPS choices.

The phone have 16GB of inbuilt storage, which we can expand too. On the back it features a 13-megapixel camera with LED Flash and also have autofocus. There is a 5-megapixel front camera for video calling and selfies.

The Lenovo Lemon 3 weighs around 142 grams. It is fueled by a 2750mAh battery, as per the company it will provide 15 days of standby time on 4G, 32 hours of talktime on 2G, 12 hours of sound playback and 6.2 hours of video playback. The sound yield of the handset is powered by Maxx Audio.

This week lenovo also launched its successor to the A7000 smartphones named as A7000 turbo. If we look into the specifications and pricing of this Lemon 3 smartphone, it is directly competing with recent launched redmi 3 in china.

Lenovo G50 Tablet Review

Budget and affordable Lenovo G50 laptop combines a slimline design with and performance that will meet average user challenges. By it’s specifications it belongs to lower budget level of laptops, but in hands it doesn’t feel cheap or low quality. 5.5 lbs (or 2.5 kg) weight is a bit too much.

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Chiclet keyboard has a numpad and all the keys are spread enough for comfortable typing. The only problem is that the fealing while typing feels “plastic”. You will also find 2x USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, an HDMI-out, 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC), headphone/mic combo and VGA built in ports.

15.6″ HD display with LED backlight delivers bright, crisp picture in 16:9 widescreen format with 1366 x 768 resolution. Viewing angles are good for this entry level class.

We regret to see low resolution display on laptops, while a lots od 10 inch tablets from Chinese manufacturers have Full HD 1080p or bigger resolution.

Big advantage is silent, almost noiseless workflow. Heating in longer usage is negligible, and all the components inside will not overheat, as they are not very powerful, which could make this laptop more durable.

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Lenovo K3 Note Unboxing

Lenovo recently introduced its latest phablet in India, the K3 Note. The device went on sale for the first time yesterday and was sold out in about 6 seconds, according to the company.

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We managed to pick one unit in the flash sale and here’s our unboxing of the Lenovo K3 Note. Lenovo K3 Note comes in a standard retail package with the company’s branding all over the front. There’s also a mention of some of the key hardware specifications on the rear of the box.

The device will greet you once you open the package and if you dig deeper you will find the A/C adapter, microUSB cable, some leaflets and a little nice surprise – a screen protector.

Our hands on impressions about the K3 Note is already up and you can check it out to know more about the phablet.

In case you are wondering about the hardware specifications, the Lenovo K3 Note comes with a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The phablet is powered by a MediaTek chipset with octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and Mali-T760 MP2 GPU. There’s 2GB of RAM on board and you get 16 GB of built-in storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card.

The 13-megapixel rear snapper and a 5 megapixel front facing shooter completes the camera department. The juice for the device comes from a 2,900mAh battery.

Lenovo K3 Note is already going through its paces in our lab and we will be bringing you the benchmark and the gaming tests in the next couple of days. Also, the detailed review will be out by the end of next week.

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Lenovo K3 Note Purchase Tips and Tricks

Chinese smartphone-maker Lenovo launched K3 Note in India on Friday and sent out a strong challenge to all other rivals in the market with the handset’s outstanding specs at such a low price. The handset is set to go on its first flash sale exclusively via Flipkart on 8 July at 3pm and registrations remain mandatory for participation.

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Registrations for next Wednesday’s big sale will remain open till Tuesday midnight, but before that here is a good look at K3 Note to see if the smartphone is really worth its hype. We will list individual specs of the Lenovo K3 Note and finally conclude with a verdict towards the end.

Display

You will be convinced with Lenovo K3 Note’s Full HD display measuring 5.5 inches diagonally. This is one of the few budget smartphones in the market to come with a 1,080p resolution display, making it quite worthy of purchase. The pixel density is measured at 401ppi.

Camera

When you are buying a new smartphone, a good camera is always great to have. Understanding such needs of a consumer, Lenovo packed a capable 13mp rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash. If you are a frequent selfie-taker, the 5mp front-facing shooter should suffice your demand for good quality images.

Battery

Lenovo has packed a 3,000mAh battery inside its K3 Note smartphone, which promises up to 36 hours of talk time. This gives users the freedom to roam without hassles of looking for a plug point after a few hours. Once again a great feature for those who are mostly on the run.

Dolby Atmos Sound

Lenovo is taking advantage of its partnership with Dolby to integrate Atmos sound technology into K3 Note. According to the company, plugging into K3 Note will create theatre-like experience with sounds flowing from all sides.

Processor, RAM and Storage

Not really a major deciding factor for those who do not understand the specifics of processors. But it’s worth noting that Lenovo K3 Note packs a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core processor MediaTek MT6572, which should perform well with your gaming and regular usage. The processor is then paired with 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and onboard storage of 16GB with microSD card expansion, which is quite helpful if customers have loads of data to store on their phones.

Software and UI

Users can count on the usability of Lenovo K3 Note as it sports Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box with company’s own Vibe UI on top of it. Lenovo-exclusive apps such as Theme Store lets you personalise your handset just like the way you like it.

4G LTE

In India, most users are not yet on the highest broadband standard of 4G LTE, but it is always good to be future-proof. At no extra cost, Lenovo K3 Note adds support for LTE data along with regular 3G and lower bandwidths.

Price

With all these “killer” specs onboard, Lenovo is keeping its K3 Note at a very affordable range. Priced at ₹9,999, the K3 Note will be available on Flipkart next Wednesday.

Verdict

Going by the price and the specs offered in K3 Note, we simply state the latest budget smartphone by Lenovo is bound to succeed. K3 Note is a worthy handset for those who are looking for great specs in a good-looking phone without breaking the bank. While there are several alternatives such as Xiaomi Mi 4i and Meizu M1 Note with identical specs, those handsets are priced higher than K3 Note.

The only challenge with the K3 Note is going to be the purchase method. Like other Lenovo smartphones, K3 Note will also be sold out in a matter of a few seconds, giving a very small window for buyers to place their orders successfully. To help you with this, below are a few tips and tricks to beat the rush during a flash sale.

Purchase Tips and Tricks

Only registered buyers can participate in Lenovo K3 Note flash sale. So register yourself on Flipkart before 7 July midnight.
On 8 July, go to Flipkart sale page well in advance. The sale begins exactly at 3pm.
There will be a countdown before the sale begins. Keep a close watch on it.
The countdown may have a difference of 5-10 seconds from the actual time of commencement of sale. This is due to the speed of your Internet connection and the browser speed.
Use a wired connection and a Google Chrome browser (not mandatory). Close unnecessary tabs, especially those slowing down your Internet speed (like YouTube videos playing in the background).
To stay up to date with the countdown, refresh the Flipkart sale page at regular intervals.
Just when the countdown reaches 10 seconds, refresh the webpage every second and make sure you are getting the real-time countdown.
Place the cursor on the countdown, which will be replaced with a Buy button, indicating the sale has commenced.
Soon after your final refresh, click on the Buy button as it appears.
Once you have successfully added Lenovo K3 Note to the cart, proceed to check out.
Delaying check-outs may result in losing the handset as the cart gets emptied every four hours.

Lenovo New Phone Turns Any Surface Into a Touchscreen

This, according to Lenovo, is the world’s first laser projection smartphone—and the fact that it recognizes gestures also means that it can turn any surface upon which its images appear into a touchscreen.

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PocketLint reports from the Lenovo Tech World conference that the phone, called Smart Cast, features a built-in laser pico projector and a “gesture-based control system.” At the conference, it was used to throw films onto a wall, as well a qwerty keyboard onto a desk and a musical keyboard onto a tabletop, both of which allow the user to interact with them. The phone has a built in kickstand to hold it in place while your hands are busy.

The guys at PocketLint note that there seems to be little latency, which is a very good thing—but that’s about it in terms of details. While it’d definitely a real product, there’s no word on when or where it will be avaialble, let alone mow much it will cost.

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Lenovo phone features virtual keyboard

Chinese electronics giant Lenovo has unveiled a phone with a built-in laser projector that can be used to display a virtual keyboard or display.
The interactive display can replicate the phone’s touch screen, a full-size computer keyboard or even piano keys.
The laser projector can also be used to beam images and videos onto walls.
The Smart Cast phone was unveiled at the company’s Tech World conference in Beijing, where the firm also unveiled a new type of smartwatch.

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The laser projector measures just 34mm by 26mm by 5mm and, said Lenovo, does not need focussing to project sharp images onto walls or other flat surfaces.
A video showing the Smart Cast in action shows how twisting the mounting for the device’s lens turns it from a standard wall projector into “surface mode” that beams the display on to a table top.

A kickstand mounted on the back of the phone keeps the device upright while the virtual keyboard is in use.
At Tech World, Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang used the virtual keyboard to play a version of The Entertainer.
Mike Lowe, reviews editor at gadget site Pocket-lint, who has tried out the phone said there was far less delay using the virtual keyboard with the Smart Cast than was apparent on other devices with similar input systems.
“The history of the projector phone is hardly rosy,” he said. “Samsung launched the Galaxy Beam in 2012 and that bombed. It’s not been a booming industry for any other manufacturer since.”
Mr Lowe said his experience with the phone did not convince him that the Smart Cast would break that cycle.

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“It’s fun, but ultimately a gimmick,” he said. “It’s hard to be accurate with the increased scale of the keys for starters, plus the demo was in a dimly-lit room.”
In a separate demonstration, he added, Lenovo showed ways to use the interactive projected display to play games.
“It’s fun, it’s headline-grabbing, but it’s also impractical, not coming to the UK and well, just isn’t a product anyone is likely to genuinely need,” he said.
Tech World also saw Lenovo show off a smart watch, called Magic View, that has two screens.
The device has a standard “public” screen viewable by anyone and a second “private” projected screen only visible when the watch is held close to the face and at a specific angle.

Lenovo Introduces S660 S850 and S860 Smartphone Models

As expected, Lenovo will continue to build on its well-known S-series family in 2014. Three models are introduced at MWC 2014 event, S660, S850 and S860. The latter should appeal to owners of Motorola’s MAXX devices who seek to obtain new smartphone this year. The Lenovo S860 could support 24-hour talk time and it could even charge other smartphones. The powerful battery is paired with 2GB of RAM and quad-core processor.

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Unfortunately, it doesn’t do LTE connectivity and comes with the slightly outdated Jelly Bean Android 4.2 OS. Nevertheless, Lenovo promises that the KitKat Android 4.4 update will arrive at some point. The 1.6Mp front-facing camera is ideal for video calls and there is also an 8Mp rear-facing camera.

The Lenovo S850 is a more affordable model with focus on lightweight glass thin construction and it has a reasonably large 5-inch display. Users could bet to get a quad-core processor. Photo buffs out there would also be happy to get 5Mp front-facing and 13Mp rear-facing camera. The Lenovo S660 rounds out the group with its 5-inch display, solid battery life and brushed metal construction. With its comfortable design and value-level price, the S66- slow in well under the S850.

Lenovo A6000 cheapest 4G phone

Lenovo has finally announced the India pricing and availability details for its much awaited low-cost 4G smartphone, A6000. At Rs 6,999, it is the cheapest 4G phone available in the Indian market and packs in a lot of features, giving competition to the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Asus ZenFone 4.

Lenovo A6000 doesn’t look very different from other Android smartphones available at this price.

It essentially sports the same rectangular form factor combined with rounded corners and a plastic shell, which we’ve seen in phones such as the Redmi 1S.

If you want your phone to stand out from the rest of the crowd, you can swap the phone’s black back panel and choose a red or white one. The back panels will be available separately. Other than that, the phone has a very utilitarian design.

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The phone is pleasantly lightweight which makes it easy to lug around.

The front of the phone features a 5-inch IPS HD (720x1920p) display which offers good viewing angles and vibrant colours.

We found the touch response to be slightly erratic but we’re not sure if it was limited to the demo unit. The three capacitive touch navigation buttons are placed right below the display and were pretty responsive. A 2MP front-facing camera is placed right above the display next to the earpiece.

The right edge of the phone houses the volume rocker and power keys. Both of the keys offer good tactile feedback and were responsive. The left and bottom edges are barren while the top sports the 3.5mm headset jack as well as the micro-USB port.

The back cover wraps around the front panel and hides the 2300mAh battery (removable), two micro sim card slots and a microSD card slot. The back panel sports a matte finish and offers a good grip.

The 8MP camera lens and LED flash are placed towards the upper portion of the back.

Lenovo A6000 is powered by a 64-bit 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and 1GB RAM, the phone comes with 8GB of storage space.

The dual sim phone supports 4G LTE connectivity with support for both FDD 1800MHz (Band 3) and TDD 2300MHz (Band 40) in addition to other popular connectivity options including Bluetooth 4.0 and 3G.

While we were not able to test 4G capabilities of the device due to the absence of a 4G network in the city, we were satisfied with the responsiveness of the phone’s user interface.

We did not experience any lag or stutter while launching and switching between apps. It’s worth pointing out that the phone’s second sim card slot does not support 3G or 4G connectivity.

The phone runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Lenovo’s Vibe UI 2.0 custom interface that supports themes and comes with Lenovo’s utility apps. The phone’s default UI is devoid of an app drawer and app icons and widgets are spread across the home screens. The unified home screen-app launcher style may come across as user-friendly to people who have not used an Android phone before.

Lenovo A6000 sports an 8MP rear camera (with auto focus and LED flash) and a 2MP front facing camera. We’ll have a detailed look at the phone’s cameras in our full review. With the launch of the A6000, Lenovo has reduced the entry price barrier for 4G devices, and on first look, it seems you won’t need to compromise with features and performance when you choose this phone.