Interesting budget devices with high-end specifications

30 January 2014, 11:48:34

Interesting budget devices with high-end specificationsAfter MediaTek launched its true octa-core processor - the MT6592 - in late November last year, it was expected that many companies, especially Asia-based ones, will include it in its future devices. China-based Newman is such a company and what makes it more interesting is that it does offer high-end devices at very affordable rates. Two of its latest smartphones are the K2S, which is a successor of the K2, and the more curious - K18. The first device was announced in November and launched in December. The K18 was revealed in December but was available for purchase in January this year. Both devices provide Dual-SIM support.

Newman K18 is a super-thin, high-end device sold for only $250*. It is only 6.17 mm thick and weighs 132 grams. The device sports a 5-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution and 441 ppi pixel density. High performance is ensured by the MediaTek MT6592 chip, which includes a 1.7GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and a 700MHz four-core ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU. Further specs include 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card. The K18 also boasts a 13-megapixel primary camera with a SONY IMX135 Exmor RS sensor (CMOS BSI). The camera's features include LED flash, auto and touch focus, f/2.2 aperture. There is also a secondary camera with a 5-megapixel sensor. Both cameras are able to capture Full HD videos at 30 fps. Newman K18 support 2G and 3G mobile networks, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, GPS and A-GPS. The battery's capacity is 2000 mAh. Here may be seen the full specifications of the Newman K18. Newman K2S is already well-known and available for a price of $270-$310*. It is Newman's first device with an octa-core processor sporting the same MediaTek MT6592 chip, which includes a 1.7GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and a 700MHz four-core ARM Mali-450 MP4 GPU. In resemblance to the K18, it features 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory, however the screen is a bit larger - with a 5.5-inch diagonal size. The resolution is the same - Full HD on an IPS LCD panel. The rest of the specs are similar to those of the K18. Full specifications of the Newman K2S.

* - rates depend on carrier/retailer

Specifications

Full specifications of various moblie devices grouped by brand and year of announcement

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