Lenovo thinks it’s got a killer device on its hands with the K3 Note

A Full HD screen and 4G should help the K3 Note stand out in the sub-₹10,000 space

Killer-this and killer-that; that’s what Lenovo’s presentation at the K3 Note launch was all about. But what makes them so confident that this new phablet has what it takes to take on devices that cost twice as much (if not more)?

The K3 Note features a 5.5in, Full HD IPS screen, making it perhaps the first phone under ₹10,000 to cross the HD barrier. But there’s more. This cheerful killer (available in black, white and lemon yellow) uses Mediatek’s MT6752, a 64-bit chip that scores rather high on some benchmarks and is quickly becoming the alternative to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 in the mid-range space. Then there’s the 2GB DDR3 RAM, the Dual SIM, Dual Standby with 4G and the 16GB storage (expandable by up to 32 GB).

As for the cameras, you get a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera with a dual LED flash; and at the front is a 5MP for all you party animals. Lenovo’s also packed in Dolby Atmos Surround Sound, and finally, there’s a 3000mAh battery that’s also removable – so find yourself an external charger, pick up a spare battery and you’re good to go without worrying about running out of juice just before you call an Uber to get home from the pub.

While the specs all sound deliciously mid-range, the K3 Note slips right under the budget bar with a ₹9999 list price. Pre-sale registrations are now on at Flipkart, with the devices available for purchase starting 3pm on July 8.