Lenovo Vibe K6 Power India Launch Set for Tuesday

Lenovo Vibe K6 Power India Launch Set for TuesdayFollowing teasers from earlier this week, Lenovo India has finally sent out invites for the India launch of the K6 Power smartphone next week. The launch event will be held in New Delhi on Tuesday at 2:30pm IST.

To recall, Lenovo launched the K6 Power at the IFA 2016 trade show in Berlin alongside the K6, and K6 Note smartphones. With its name, it’s obvious the highlight of the smartphone is its large 4000mAh battery. For now, it is uncertain whether the company will use the Vibe moniker with the launch of this smartphone in India.

The Lenovo K6 Power sports a metal unibody design, and was launched in smartphone was launched in Dark Grey, Gold, and Silver colours. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes with integrated fingerprint sensor while supporting a dual-SIM slot. It is powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor (with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz) with Adreno 505 GPU for graphics.

Other specifications of the Lenovo K6 include a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It comes in two RAM/storage bundles – 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage and 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage. There is also an option to expand storage further via microSD.The handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera as well. Connectivity options on the Lenovo K6 Power include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS.

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Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.4GHz octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 6.0.1

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4000mAh

Smartphone market is getting insanely competitive

Xiaomi launched a new device Redmi Note 3 at Rs 9,999.Chinese mobile major Xiaomi has said that business in India is getting “insanely competitive” at a time when compatriots such as Vivo, Lenovo,Huawei, Gionee and Oppo are expanding rapidly n the market. The chase for buyers has further heightened with top-seller Samsung rolling out an expanded portfolio and local heavyweights like Micromax, Intex and Lavalaunching lower-priced smart devices.

On Thursday, Xiaomi launched a new device Redmi Note 3 at Rs 9,999. “Xiaomi is planning to rapidly expand in India as this is the second-biggest market for the phone maker after home market China,” Hugo Barra, global VP for the company, told TOI. Xiaomi had in August last year partnered Taiwanese contract-maker Foxconn as it began local assembly of phones at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh, and at present, about 75% of phones it sells are being sourced locally .

Barra has an opinion on the proposed launch of the budget smartphone Freedom 251(for Rs 251) by Noida-based Ringing Bells. “It seems unlikely… the business model does not appear to be viable,” he said, adding that a definitive comment cannot be made as he is not privy to the Indian company’s business plans.

The company, which made its debut in India around middle of 2014, has been finding going to be tough at a time when it has also been upstaged by Huawei in China. Industry analysts say Xiaomi, founded by Lei Jun, has been slow in introducing newer products in a business where rivals constantly upgrade their devices and rapidly bring in new devices.

Barra, however, counters the argument. “Why should we discontinue a product when it’s doing well? Also, it impacts our supply chain.”

However, competition is something that worries Barra. “The smartphone market is getting insanely competitive. But we know it too well. These are the same players we have seen in China. As far as Xiaomi is concerned, our strategy in any market is to focus on building incredible products.” Barra said Xiaomi will launch its Mi5 handset in India in the next one month.

Lenovo to launch Vibe K5 Plus in India on March 15

Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus was first unveiled at MWC 2016Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo has sent out media invites for the launch of Vibe K5 Plus in India. The smartphone was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016. The company will be introducing the device on March 15.

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus consists of a 5-inch Full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The internal storage of the smartphone stands at 16GB which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. The dual sim smartphone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.

It comes equipped with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front facing snapper to facilitate video calling. The connectivity attributes of the device include 4G, LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and it houses a 2,750 mAh battery.

The company has also incorporated stereo speakers in the smartphones powered by Dolby audio for better audio experience.

The Chinese giant also showcased the Lenovo Vibe K5 along with the K5 Plus at MWC. The handset features a 5-inch HD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and offers dual sim fucntionlity. Powering the handset is a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 processor paired with 2GB of RAM