Lenovo introduced K6 Power being advertised as the Kickass Power today in India. It is a budget smartphone coming with a price tag of Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB/32GB model. It comes with an impressive set of specs along with Lenovo’s brand value, and stands against the very successful Redmi Note 3 and Redmi 3s Prime phones.it will be available for purchase from 5th December onwards only on Flipkart.com.
We were invited to the launch event and also got to experience the K6 Power soon after the launch. Here is our initial verdict after the short encounter with the device.
Lenovo K6 Power Specifications
|Key Specs||Lenovo K6 Power|
|Display||5 inches IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Processor||Octa-core: 4x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53; 4x 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|Inbuilt Storage||32 GB|
|microSD card||Yes, upto 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||13 Megapixel Sony IMX 258, PDAF, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP Sony IMX 219|
|4G VoLTE ready||Yes|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM|
Lenovo K6 Power Photo Gallery
Lenovo K6 Power shares its design language with the Vibe K5, especially the back of the phone. It’s made solely out of metal and feels very solid and sturdy in hand. The good part is that the phone feels very light in weight despite the metal finish, and this makes it even more comfortable for one handed usage.
It has curved sides and edges that make it easy to grip. You will also finish chrome linings on the top and bottom of the back, and also around the camera lens, fingerprint sensor and LED flash give it a striking appearance overall. One thing that we did not like was the placement of speaker grill, as it may be blocked while keeping the phone on a flat surface.
The power button and volume rockers sit on the right-hand side while SIM removal tray is located on the left.
The micro USB port and the 3.5 mm headphone jack are placed on the top.
The bottom of the phone contains three capacitive buttons which is backlit.
Towards the back you will see a 20MP camera followed by a dual-tone LED flash and a laser sensor just below the camera module. There is also a fingerprint sensor located in the centre of the device and a secondary mic right in the top.
Lenovo K6 Power Display
The Lenovo K6 Power comes with a 5 inch full HD (1080 x 1920p) IPS LCD display with a branded protective glass. At this price point, the display looked just fine. The images were crisp and clear on the display and the viewing angles were good as well. The only concern is with the brightness, and we will be testing it in outdoors in our full review.
The Lenovo K6 Power comes with a 13 MP camera on the back and an 8 MP front camera. The setup comes with Sony IMX258 sensor on the back and Sony IMX219 on front. It is assisted by single LED flash and can shoot vFUll HD videos up to 30fps.
We tested the camera in dim lighting conditions for a limited time span; the pictures from the rear camera were looking decent whereas the front camera pictures were not that impressive. We would still suggest you to wait for our full camera comparison to get a better idea and our final verdict.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo K6 Power is priced at Rs. 9,999. It will be available in three colours – Silver, Gold and Dark Grey. It will first go on sale on December 6, 2016 on Flipkart.
Lenovo played the right card at the right time when there are limited phones available at this price point with such hardware. The company has always been impressive when it comes to availability of stocks and after sales support, which may act as key point to boost its sale. The K6 Power is surely a good offering at this price point as far as the on-paper specs and our initial impressions are concerned.