Newman have announced that their K18 smartphone will be available at a starting price of just CNY 999, which is just a shade under $165! The Newman K18 is the company’s 2nd octa-core smartphone alongside the K2S phablet. The K18 comes with a 5-inch display featuring a 1920 x 1080p full HD resolution which clocks 441ppi on the PPI meter. It comes with the usual suspects; a Sony f/2.2 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front camera and a MediaTek octa-core processor, the MT6592 which operates at 1.7GHz.
Like many other Chinese smartphones that came through last year, the Newman K18 too features ‘Classic’ and ‘Ultimate’ variants. The ‘Classic’ version comes with a gig of RAM and just 4GB of on-board storage, and supports only TD-SDCMA for 3G. The ‘Ultimate’ version is what overseas buyers would want to have their eyes on, since it not only comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, but also has support for dual 3G over WCDMA.
Pricing in China is set at CNY 999 ($165) for the Classic 1GB/4GB variant and CNY 1299 ($214) for the Ultimate 2GB/16GB variant.