Lenovo launched a new smartphone in India on Wednesday. Called the Lenovo K8 Note, the smartphone will go on sale on August 18 exclusively via Amazon India.
The Lenovo K8 Note comes in two variants – 32GB built-in storage with 3GB of RAM and 64GB built-in storage with 4GB of RAM. The base variant is priced at Rs 12,999 whereas the top-end model is priced at `13,999.
One of the main talking points of the Lenovo K8 Note is that it runs on stock Android instead of Lenovo’s propriety Vibe UI on top of Android. According to Lenovo, the stock Android will help the smartphone deliver a more fluid experience. The K8 Note runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 out-of-the-box.
The Lenovo K8 Note is also the first budget Lenovo smartphone to feature a dual-rear camera. It comes with a combination of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. The second camera allows capturing of depth of field to deliver DSLR-like bokeh effect. The camera also comes with a Pro mode as well that allows further customisation of the photos.
The smartphone features Dolby Atmos integration for sound. It has a dedicated ‘music key’ that lets users control music. The key, however, can also be assigned to open an app of user’s choice to work like a shortcut key. It comes preloaded with Lenovo’s TheaterMax technology, which gives a widescreen virtual cinematic experience on a Virtual Reality headset.
Lenovo K8 Note Specifications
The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch display with full HD resolution, 2.5D glass, 178-degree viewing angle and 450 nits of brightness. The display is protected with Gorilla Glass and oleophobic coating, making it splash resistant.
The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio X23 deca-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz. The smartphone comes with 32GB/64GB built-in storage with 3GB/4GB of RAM. Both the variants support expandable storage up to 128GB. Do note that the smartphone has a dedicated slot for microSD. This means users can use two SIMs and one microSD at the same time unlike the hybrid SIM slot wherein users can use either two SIMs or one SIM and one microSD card.
Along with the dual cameras on the back, the Lenovo K8 Note sports a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with Pro mode, front flash and wide-angle.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS among others. It is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 15W rapid charge. The fingerprint scanner is located on the back.
Looking at the price point and specifications on offer, the Lenovo K8 Note will compete against the Honor 6X.
The Honor 6X has a 5.5-inch display with full HD resolution. It runs on Android 6.0-based EMUI 4.1 (upgradable to Android 7.0-based EMUI 5.0). The smartphone is powered by a Kirin 655 octa-core processor. The smartphone is available in two variants – 32GB built-in storage with 3GB of RAM and 64GB built-in storage with 4GB of RAM. Both the variants support expandable storage up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
The Honor 6X comes with dual-rear cameras as well. It has one 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 sensor and 2-megapixel sensor. It comes with an 8-megapixel front facing camera. A 3,340mAh battery powers the smartphone.
The base variant of the Honor 6X is priced at Rs 10,999 whereas the top-end model is priced at `12,999.