Octacore Newman K2S gets more memory and dual 3G support

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.

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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).

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  1. Batman
    November 29, 2013

    Octacore? WTF stop that bullshit, who needs this? Your’e not running a server on your phone right? It’s so stupid that people are so dumb that they are buying this shit.

    For me, at this moment, it’s Qualcomm FTW. But I do hope Mediatek will surprisingly introduce a beast 4 core SOC that is as powerfull as a Snapdragon 600/800/ 🙂 For me that surely will do for 2014, now just happy with my other Qualcomm phones lol (M2S and XSP).

    • Stavros G
      December 5, 2013

      what’s wrong with you man? What’s your problem with mtk6592? For fuck’s shake, MTK6592 costs much less than Snapdragon 600&800, uses less power, and has very good performance even if is worse than Snapdragon. But AGAIN, it COSTS LESS, AND CONSUMES LESS POWER AND HEAT. It’s much better than same cost chipsets from Qualcomm, so shut up.

      • Jeep ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
        March 5, 2014

        Calm down children, there will be candy and phones for everyone.

  2. manohar basavaraju
    November 29, 2013

    Hold on bro, what if this new advancement bring better battery life & exciting Gaming experience with Camera improvements also ?
    You can’t say that this much is enough right ?