Newman K1 gets official launch date and pricing

Earlier this month Newman launched a limited run of their new K1 Android smartphone for just $15! Of course this ridiculously low-price couldn’t last and so the company have announced the official launch date and pricing.

Newman will launch the official production model of the Newman K1 on 25th April at a price of 1299 Yuan ($209), however this won’t be the premium version of the phone with 2GB RAM, but the entry-level version of the K1!

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The price has upset a number of Newman fans who say it’s just too much and not what they expected of the new phone which was originally rumoured to cost just 1099 Yuan with 2GB and 13 mega-pixel rear camera!

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Even at this higher price the Newman K1 is still a great looking phone and one which should be seriously looked at for anyone looking to buy a high-quality Chinese smartphone. The K1 measures in at 145 x 73.9 x 9.87mm, packs a 5-inch 720p display, 8 mega-pixel rear camera, quad-core MT6589 CPU, 1GB RAM and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.

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  1. Marius
    April 12, 2013

    At this price I’m not really interested. The Jiayu G4 is much better IMO and also cheaper. Besides I trust Jiayu more than Newman.

  2. XrainX
    April 12, 2013

    G4 is cheaper on rumors. This was the same with Newman. Wait for G4 to see it for more than $250 at online stores.

  3. Henry
    April 14, 2013

    Are there any news about the release date of the premium version?

  4. Simon
    April 28, 2013

    Is the back camera really 13 megapixels, I was informed it is only 8 megapixels

    • April 28, 2013

      The model which has launched is 8 the premium version will be 13

  5. Simon
    April 29, 2013

    Thats what I thought. I contacted Uredeal, there response was they have no knowledge of a 13 megapixel version. I then looked on this website (I have no idea if its a genuine site), but it doesnt seem to mention a 13 megapixel version. I contacted Mermobiles as they advertise a 13 megapixel version, and am awaiting a response.

    I think the Newman K1 at this point in time is my 2nd choice phone, 1st choice is Jiayu G4 (if it ever gets released & 3rd choice would be a tie between UMI X2, Neo N003 & Zopo ZP980.

    • May 12, 2013

      Same Newman k1 is my second choice, but I’m tired of waiting for the Jiayu G4. And Im not a fan of UMi’s 1080p and price.

  6. Simon
    April 30, 2013

    According to Merimobiles they maintain the back camera for the premium model of Newman K1 is indeed 13 megapixels. Just have to wait for Jiayu G4, which hopefully is very soon before making a decision.