25 Aug Lenovo Declaring Price War with k3 Note
In March of 2015 Lenovo released the K3 Note smartphone, which initially is only meant to be released in China. China is a very fought over market, as one of the booming economies, smartphone sales have been through the roof in China lately. For that very reason companies like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Oppo, HTC, but also Samsung and Apple increasingly try set footing in China. Similar trend is currently happening in India, but China started with the boom a bit earlier, so the fighting there for market dominance is in full gears.
Lenovo has currently made waves with news that they have purchased Motorola from Google and are now trying to conquer markets with these two lines of products. Interestingly enough, Lenovo does not sell smartphones in the UK, but Motorola does. In any case, the happenings in China are generally test attempts of China based companies, which in due time reverberate all over the world, so it does seem this pricing war will sooner rather than later escape China – and do not forget now India as well – and explode all over the world. The best example of such an attempt is the Lenovo K3 Note, which with such a name would not and could not be released elsewhere, the Note moniker almost assuredly being enough for a lawsuit everywhere else where the communist government of China has no say in courts.
The K3 will be offered with a true octa-core Mediatek MT6752 chipset, processor clocked at 1.7 MHz and with the Malil-T760MP2 GPU. Internal memory is 2 GB of RAM, storage 16 GB, with microSD card slot extension. The primary camera is 13 MP with autofocus and dual LED flash, secondary is 5 MP. The large 5.5 inches IPS capacitive touchscreen 1920 x 1080 pixels at 401 ppi pixel density is way beyond mid-level quality. Inside is a powerful Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery, capable of fast charging. Outside of China, there is a bit more expensive, but very similar smartphone available for purchase under the Lenovo P70 moniker.
Under the brand name Motorola, the Motorola Moto G is in the third generation and this is another of the lower priced Lenovo manufactured smartphones that are supposed to hit the UK, EU and USA markets and introduce the aggressive pricing strategy there as well. Lenovo is wary of introducing the Lenovo smartphone brand into other markets, despite having a good presence there with their tablet devices. Lenovo smartphones are readily available in countries outside of the EU, such as Serbia and Ukraine.