Lenovo has kicked off 2016 with the new Vibe K4 Note smartphone. Those familiar with Lenovo’s Note series might get puzzled with the addition of the Vibe moniker to the name, especially given the success of Lenovo K3 Note last year. Head of Product and Marketing at Lenovo Smartphones in India, Anuj Sharma, clarified that the new K4 Note has been integrated with the Vibe series of smartphones. While we are not sure if this has anything to do with the rumours that Lenovo may discontinue its Vibe range to prevent cannibalisation of Motorola sales, Sharma yet again asserted “Vibe” range is not going anywhere.
Lenovo at the Delhi launch event on Tuesday also showed some statistics to show how popular theLenovo K3 Note really is in the country. The handset was the third most searched phone in 2015, based on Google’s release data for India, and the company had sold around 1.2 million units. While announcing the K4 Note, Sudhin Mathur, Director Smartphones, Lenovo Group, stressed the fact that the Vibe K4 Note was not a mere upgrade to the Lenovo K3 Note.
The Chinese company has thrown several features into its new “bumped” Lenovo Vibe K4 Noteincluding dual front firing speakers powered by Dolby Atmos, fingerprint scanner, and an all new TheaterMax VR technology. Lenovo at the launch event also announced the Ant VR headset that will (optionally) come bundled with the Vibe K4 Note and will also retail separately for a standalone price of Rs. 1,299.