Newman K18 receives network license, is (much) slimmer than expected

Long awaited 8 core phone from Newman, the K18 finally made it through the Chinese Ministry of Communications with a network license and is expected to hit shelves soon!

The phone which has been in the news in recent times, will come with Mediatek’s 8 core MT6592 which will be manufacturers’ favourite for a few months now. The K18 will also feature a 5-inch 1080p screen, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB ROM along with 13 mega-pixel and 5 mega-pixel shooters and a 2000mAh battery. What’s hot is that the phone will measure only 6.1mm thick, putting it in the league of the Huawei P6’s and the Vivo X3’s!

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The 6.1mm Newman K18 is expected to go on retail sale in December.

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  1. aaa
    November 27, 2013

    cant it last a day with this specs and battery?

    waiting for phone which i can really use it, without this stupid thoughts when i’m outside home: “did i take the charger?”

    • November 27, 2013

      Haha, that’s the premium you pay for using a super sleek phone I guess!

  2. Europe
    November 27, 2013

    Amazing!! But I suppose it will be expensive..
    I am one of these few that we don’t mind the short battery life
    but we consider cellphone as a useful device and a luxury item at the same time.
    For more serious stuff we can use our laptops.

    • November 27, 2013

      I don’t think the battery life will be all that good, but price should be ok.

  3. dtz
    November 29, 2013

    Last time I was tempted for a “sleek” phone, It was when I overpayed for Newman N2.

    After the countless hours I’ve spent trying to fix the problems which occour regularly, reading forums, etc., I’ve promised myself I’m not getting near any of their prodcts ever again.

    Now I own a very beautiful brick which is worth $300.

    • Ashraf
      December 7, 2013

      Was looking for Newman N2 about 4months ago when I got recommendation for Zopo C2 platinum and thoroughly enjoying the set ever since. You can consider the upcoming Z998 with similar specs as K18

  4. waren
    April 2, 2014

    How can I make the GPS work ????? 🙁