Could the Lenovo K4 Note be a knocked-down Vibe X3?


lenovo vibe x3 hands on

Lenovo teased ‘an upcoming phone’ today, largely believed to be the successor to the famous K3 Note. However, a close look at the teaser reminds us of another Lenovo phone, one that’s loved for the sound and camera — the Vibe X3.

Given that the K3 Note is still doing well and is definitely relevant in the market, it’d be hard to imagine that Lenovo pull the plug on the device.

Which means that while the K3 Note caters to the mid-range market, the K4 Note could appeal to folks who don’t mind spending a little more.

What do you get with the extra money?

Well, for now, the single confirmed upgrade seems to be a metal body (not all-metal necessarily). However, if the K4 Note does happen to be a knocked-down Vibe X3, it’s certainly going to get much better multimedia features than the K3 Note.

K4 Note

#KillerNote teaser posted by Lenovo

This should include the front facing speakers and of course, the camera (Vibe X3 camera review should be up soon). It probably won’t be the same sensor, but what you can expect is an overall camera performance better than that of the K3 Note.

Looking at the current market situation, the conclusion is that most OEMs are trying to have a ‘killer’ phone in almost every price segment.

The K4 Note/Vibe X3 Lite will definitely be priced higher, perhaps somewhere close to the Vibe S1… but the K4 Note/X3 Lite will have something different to offer with the high-end-ish media features. The MT6753-powered X3 Lite is a phone that actually exists already, so it won’t be a big surprise to see it launch with another name.

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6 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    December 16, 2015

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  2. MattD
    December 16, 2015

    If the price is k3-ish, then it’s overall worth it!

  3. Mik
    December 16, 2015

    2GB ram would be a dealbreaker. what a shame

  4. realjjj
    December 16, 2015

    The X3 is already far too weak ,launching a lesser device at 999-1099 CNY would make no sense. Sure, they could but then they’ll compete against devices with SD618 that are faster than their X3 and SD808 and at 200$ or less.
    At 699-799 CNY they could go with P10.

  5. vijay sud
    December 16, 2015

    If they want to sell Million in India (like they did with an iffy cam K3)..then K4 will have have to have 1. Brighter display 2. Far better cam and 3. Front firing twin speakers..coupled with a 3500 mah.. batt…will be killer..but sweet price spot is still INR 9999..If they want to hit 2-3 mill.

    • King
      December 16, 2015

      Hello Vijay, long time no see. Did you get your son the phone… which one was that Coolpad Note 3