First batch of 300 Newman K2 phones will cost just $146

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The Newman K2 is a 5.5-inch FHD phone with 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, and if you happen to live in China you could be fortunate enough to bag one for just $146!

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Newman successfully make the leap from Chinese MP3 and PMP maker to respected phone maker last year with their first phone a dual-core MT6577 phone named the Newman N1. Over the past 18 months Newman have launched a number of excellent phones ranging from the quad-core Exynos powered N2 to the low-cost Newman K1.

The next phone in the Newman range to hit the market with be the first 1080 FHD Newman phone to date with the largest display measuring 5.5-inch. Newman have announced that they plan to offer a small number of K2’s (just 300 units) at a special introduction price of only 899 Yuan ($146), an astonisghinly low price for a 1080 phone of this size powered by a 1.5Ghz MT6589T chipset, 2 GB RAM and boasting a 13 mega-pixel main camera!

Newman K2 specifications

Newman K2 Advanced

Newman K2 Basic

General
ManufacturerNewmanNewman
ModelK2 BasicK2 Basic
Release DateJuly 2013July 2013
Display
Size5.5-inch5.5-inch
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080FHD 1920 x 1080
ProtectionLaminatedLaminated
OtherOGSOGS
Features
OSAndroid 4.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
ChipsetMediatek MT6589TMediatek MT6589T
CPU1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T
GPUPower VR SGX544MP 357mhzPower VR SGX544MP 357mhz
RAM2GB1GB
Battery3000mAh3000mAh
Other
Cameras
Rear camera13 mega-pixel13 mega-pixel
FeaturesF/2.2 ApertureF/2.2 Aperture
Video1080p1080p
Front camera5 mega-pixel5 mega-pixel
Memory
Internal32GB16GB
SD cardYes, 64GBYes, 64GB
Network support
Dual-simYesYes
WCDMA
GSM
Body
Dimensions (mm)153 x 78 x 9.8mm153 x 78 x 9.8mm
Weight (g)
ColoursWhite, BlackWhite, Black
Purchase info
Review URL
PriceTBATBA
Where to buy

Newman have yet to set the date, but be sure that the special sale will kick off in the next week or so with all phone selling out in a matter of moments!

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  • Jose Carlos

    Good performance, good Price, EXTREMELY BORING looks, as 90% of chines phones. Glad we have interesting-looking phones, like the Zopo C2/ZP980.

    Anyway, great Price for a beast-phone like that!

  • airyl

    I’d love to get one at that price, if only I lived in China. Hopefully it doesn’t go over $260 outside of China.

  • shikhi

    When will these Guys start shipping it out of China. There are ppl living outside China too..

  • Simon

    Go for this or wait for the N3 ?

    • Mrinal

      I thought that the Newman K series were considered as a budget series compared to their flagship N series. In that case I’d expect the N3 to pack better hardware and a higher price tag.

  • ahmed

    hey andi will u buy 1 for me and ship it to me in india plz i m dyng to gt my hnds n a chns phn plz i wl pay u the mny wth shpng so plz stl wtng fr my frst chns phn

    • Mrinal

      a e u i o. I think you’re much more in need of a keyboard that has all letters than a Chinese phone.

      • arsalan

        Hahahaha! Excellent answer.

  • Mrinal

    How is lamination a type of protection? Is is it stronger than ‘normal’ phones?

    • Adam

      No not really lamination is pretty much what most ‘normal’ phones have that want to save a few bucks. Your more likely to get a few scratches (or a few cracks if you drop it enough) than with a gorrilla glass

      • Mrinal

        Ah thanks. So there is basically no type of scratch resistance layer over the screen? Doesn’t this make the phone dangerously weak?

  • Viktor

    What is again this ‘first batch’ about?

    These factories should be able to produce thousands of phones each day… and not submitting 300 in a ‘first batch’.

    Is it approved?
    Is the price defined?
    Are all parts available?

    If yes, then start producing in masses.
    If not, then don’t even start producing…

  • Simon

    Is the 1st batch for beta testing ?

    • http://www.gizchina.com Andi

      Not sure, Newman did something similar with the K1 also

  • jeep

    Does anyone know a good store for chinese phones like this Newman in Beijing? I looked for it, saw some Oppo but that is it. Can anyone help me out?

    Thank you in regard :)