Newman K1 specification signals a move back to Mediatek and some interesting choices!

The word is out, and Newman are officially working on a new flagship model currently known as the Newman K1, however reports of leaked specifications suggest Newman have switched from Samsung back to Mediatek as their processor supplier!

The original dual-core N1 was praised for it’s high performance and low price last year, so too was the quad-core N2 which used a powerful Samsung Exynos CPU. Now, with 5-inch displays being a must have for any flagship phone Newman appear to be trying to get the price/performance ratio just right.

According to the purported leaked specifications the next generation Newman K1 (which will receive a name change) is expected to launch with a quad-core MT6589 CPU with 2GB running a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display. The choice of a lower resolution display is going to help the K1 in a number of way’s from price to performance and avoid possible delays brought on by the number of 5-inch 1080 panels currently in demand.

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The rest of the hardware is very similar to the Newman N2 we reviewed earlier in the year, meaning less hiccoughs during the development and manufacturing processes.

Although the Newman K1 won’t be one of the highest specification phones when it goes on sale, the fact that Newman have purposely downgraded the phone to offer the best bang for your buck makes this phone all the more intriguing!

What do you guys make of the Newman K1?

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  1. Norman Zakaria
    March 13, 2013

    Wow. I would buy this! Keep us updated Andi! =]

    • March 14, 2013

      Will do 🙂

  2. ivo001
    March 14, 2013

    Seems a good alternative to the jiayu g4

  3. March 14, 2013

    its a nice phone but Im really in love with Jiayu G4!!!

  4. mannie
    March 14, 2013

    It’s a shame they stopped using exynos processors since there are enough other phones with a mediatek and now the n2 (even though i dont like the design) might be better than the k1. think i’ll wait for the jiayu s1

    • Airyl
      March 14, 2013

      I think they’ll still go on using Exynos for the more costly yet powerful N series (Newman N2) and MTK for the new, cheaper and dual sim enabled series (Newman K1?). If not, then why would they want to change the name? If what I’m saying is true though, then Newman is really aiming for all markets now.

      • mannie
        March 14, 2013

        Hope they will launch an exynos powered 1080p phone soon. if they do for a reasonable price i will certainly buy it.

      • Gabriele Gubinelli (@kayuz6)
        March 14, 2013

        Good trought, i think that Newman has two lines of smartphones, one the highest are the N series, the N1,N2,N3… then we have the low cost K series so the K1 built with MTK processors… Good move Newman

  5. March 14, 2013

    good move, i do hope it will come with dual sim

  6. March 15, 2013

    I am from India and I want to buy JiaYu G4 or umi x2 or Newman K1 and where can i buy online safely?