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Lenovo K3 Dual SIM Price is Just $97 : Xiaomi Redmi 1s Killer?

Lenovo is obviously hell bent on taking down Xiaomi. Just recently, the former combined its total sales with that of its recent acquisition, Motorola Mobility, to dislodge the latter from the #3 seat in the 2014 top global handset sellers list. And now, Lenovo - it appears - is poised to release a handset that can take on and slay the best-selling Xiaomi Redmi 1s.

Lenovo K3, Lenovo Music Lemon

These online posters of Lenovo K3 (code-named 'Music Lemon' because of its bright yellow color) first appeared on the giant Chinese online selling site, JD, which clearly shows that Lenovo has already opted to adopt Xiaomi's main strategy in marketing and distributing its devices -- or, at least, just for this release.

Lenovo K3, Lenovo Music Lemon

By working with an online seller for the promotion and distribution of this handset, Lenovo was able to lower the price tag of the K3 to just CNY599 or only around $97 (roughly Php 4,300 with current conversion) -- all while giving the device decent technical specifications that will have even hardcore geeks looking.

Lenovo K3, Lenovo Music Lemon

On the outside, Lenovo K3 features a 5-inch HD 1280 x 720 pixels IPS display, an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture at the back, a 2 MegaPixel front cam for selfies, and an HD video recorder.

Lenovo K3, Lenovo Music Lemon

Under the hood, the Dual SIM device - powered by a 2,300 mAh Li-Ion battery pack - runs Vibe UI skinned Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system with its Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 and Adreno 306 based Qualcomm Snapdragon 401 MSM8961 chipset that's complemented by 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage.

Lenovo K3, Lenovo Music Lemon

But perhaps the coolest thing about Lenovo K3 is that it supports TD-LTE connectivity, which is exactly what we have here in the Philippines. Currently, ultra-fast LTE mobile connectivity support is an extreme rarity in this smartphone's entry-level price echelon.

TP Friends, Lenovo Mobile - via its official distributor in the Philippines, Open Communications - is very active in the country and I'm really hoping that they'd bring this cool handset here in time for our Holiday gadget shopping -- if not, maybe by early Q1 2015.

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