Newman are hoping to get a little more life out of the Newman K2 with an upgrade to K2S with 8-core Mediatek chipset, more memory, improved 3G support and better rear camera.
When we tested the original Newman K2 a few months back we were less than impressed. The phone was heavy, Samsung -esque in its styling, and performed badly for a quad-core phone with 2GB RAM, and that’s not to mention the camera performance.
Thankfully Newman have taken onboard the criticism and will soon be announcing the updated Newman K2S which hopes to rectify some of the issues. First of all the 1.5Ghz Quad-core processor has been replaced with a 1.7Ghz octacore MT6592 unit, there is also a boost in internal memory to 32GB and the rear 13 mega-pixel camera now has an f2/0 aperture for better low-light performance.
Other nice updates are support for dual 3G bands (TD-SCDMA and WCDMA), Android 4.2 and magnetic sensor. Pricing will be kept in line with the current version so Chinese customers will pay just 1499 Yuan ($246).