With every passing day, octa-core Chinese smartphones get more and more affordable. Of course, those based out of China are the ones who get the most benefit out of the price wars.
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.
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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.[Source]
Soon we will see a sub $100 octacore phones -.-
With 256mb ram
Well that’s lame ?
Hey there I am owner of Newman N2 and at all the phone is good but the support (android) is very poor. Now i am looking for octa core phone (max 5 inch) so what do you think is this k18 good idea? I’ve heard that there is LG screen and Sony lens.
Do you have any news, when it will be available for international buyer?
If only battery were larger than 2000mAh. I assume this is still correct
why made a 1080p screen but only 1 gig of RAM. a 720 and 2gb ram would have been much, much more desirable.
GPS on this device is unusable, very disappointed from newman 🙁 its all over the internet its nor working for anyone. my cheap 50$ htm M1 has stable and good receiption, even inside my flat where the newman doesnt even receive one single satellite. navigation in the car is also not possible, its a real pain 🙁 We need a Solution Newman!!!
Where online can I get one of these nice Newman K18 phones ? Everywhere I see they don’t have it in stock 🙁