Lenovo’s K6 Power smartphone has been launched in India today and the new smartphone will be Flipkart exclusive. The phone will go on open sale from December 6 on the e-commerce website from 12pm. The price of the 3GB RAM+32GB storage version is Rs 9,999.
The K series has been an online-only offering from the company and one that has boosted it to the second position in the list of smartphone vendors in India. Lenovo had launched the Vibe K4 Note and Vibe K5 Note series in India this year, and is now following this up with the K6 Power.
Lenovo unveiled its K6 series at IFA 2016 in Berlin back in September. The company launched K6 Note, K6 and the K6 Power at the event, but it looks like only the Power version is coming to India now. Given the 4,000 mAh battery, it will likely be a competitor against the Redmi 3S series which also boasts of a 4000 mAh plus battery, but at under Rs 10,000 budget pricing.
In terms of specifications, Lenovo K6 Power has a 5-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels resolution), 1.3 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB RAM and 3GB RAM storage coupled with an Adreno 505 GPU. The phone support microSD card with 256GB limit.
The camera on the K6 Power is 13MP rear camera with LED flash, PDAF and front camera is 8MP. The device has 4,000 mAh non-removable battery and a fingerprint scanner on the back. It has a metal uni-body design that we’ve come to see in many of the budget phones nowadays and like other Lenovo phones this one too comes with Dolby Atmos-powered sound.
In India, the under Rs 10,000 mark has a emerged as a sweet spot for smartphone companies with Xiaomi’s Redmi and Lenovo Vibe K series doing exceptionally well. While Lenovo is now the number two smartphone vendor in India, according to IDC, with just under 10 per cent share, Xiaomi is at number four with 7.4 per cent market share.
Lenovo has been aggressively launching phones at various price points in India, and the new K6 Power will be another device to strengthen its offering in this budget segment. The company claims it is the number one online vendor thanks to the Lenovo and Motorola portfolio.