Lenovo K8 Plus Launched Top Features, Pros, Cons, Price, Availability

Lenovo has launched the new budget Dual camera smartphone, K8 Plus today, exclusively on Flipkart.

The company launched the smartphone at an event in New Delhi and Mr. Anuj Sharma, from the Lenovo Mobiles product team, shared the details about the new smartphone.

For starters, the new K8 Plus is the successor of the Lenovo K6 Power, launched in November 2016. The K8 Plus is exclusive to Flipkart and is priced at Rs. 10,999. The K8 Plus will go on sale on 7 the September 2017, on Flipkart at 12:00 pm Noon.

Lenovo K8 Plus

Lenovo K8 Plus Launched

Let’s Check Out the Top Features for the Lenovo K8 Note

1. Dual Camera

The key highlight of the K8 Plus is the Dual camera at the back of the device that comes with a 13 MP Precel Plus sensor + 5 Megapixel depth sensor. Also, the camera lens has f/2.0 aperture and comes with 5 element lens.

Lenovo K8 Plus

Notably, there are various features like professional mode, Depth Mode to ensure that you can click better portrait shots with a nice bokeh effect. The camera also comes with Dual ISP (image signal processor) to process the images faster and retain the details.

2. Stock Android Nougat 7.1

The second salient feature of the K8 Plus is the presence of Stock Android experience. The smartphone comes with the Android Nougat 7.1 and even has the Google assistance support. Besides, Lenovo has given up on the Lenovo custom skin Vibe UI and embraced the stock Android experience.

3. Performance, Battery, and Low Heating

Next, it is powered by the new Mediatek Helio P25 (four cores clocked at 1.69 GHz, three cores at 2.3 GHz, and one core at 2.6 GHz) which is clocked at 2.6 GHz and is based on the TSMC 16 Nm process. The smartphone scored 70000 on the Antutu that is higher in comparison to the Snapdragon 625 processor used in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 or the Moto G5s Plus.

Lenovo K8 Plus Launched Top Features, Pros, Cons, Price, Availability

Also, the processor is a couple by ARM Mali-T880 MP2 with a clock speed of 1 GHz.  Lenovo shared that the smartphone is more thermally efficient compared to the Redmi Note 4.

Furthermore, they shared the heat map showing that the K8 Plus is cooler after gaming for 15 minutes in comparison to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.

These claims are big and we will have to put them to real life test before we can conclude that the P25 used in the K8 Plus is a good processor in terms of performance, gaming, thermal efficiency and battery life.

Not to mention, it comes with 3 GB Ram to ensure smoother multi-tasking.

Battery – The K8 plus comes with up to 2 days of battery life. You can do web-surfing for 13 hours, can watch videos up to 20 hours, and listen to music on headphones up to 100 hours.  The mobile has a 4000 mAH capacity battery that support fast charging.

4. Dedicated Micro-sd card slot

The smartphone comes with a new Sim tray design which can hold 2 sim cards as well as a micro-sd card. There is a dedicated Micro-sd card slot. The phone even supports USB OTG.

Lenovo K8 Plus

5. Selfie Camera

Also it comes with an 8 Megapixel front selfie camera with a party front flash. The camera comes with an 84degree wide angle lens, f/2.0 aperture and has 5 elements. There is a Pro mode, beautify mode to enhance the selfie experience from the Lenovo K8 Plus.

6. Display

Furthermore, it has a 5.2 Inch display that is bigger in comparison to the K6 Power screen (5.0 Inch). The display comes with an IPS LCD panel which has Full HD Resolution (1920*1080) pixels with 422 PPi.

Lenovo K8 Plus Launched

Moreover, the display has a maximum brightness of 450 nits that is decent but not very high. Additionally, it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and also has an Oleophobic coating to make it more resistant to fingerprint marks. The smartphone display even has the 2.5 D curve glass.

7. Design

The mobile is made from the Aluminum 5000 series and comes with all metallic design. The Dual camera assembly is vertically aligned at the back and comes with a Circular Fingerprint scanner.

The design doesn’t look very different, in fact, it is more or less similar to the Lenovo K8 Note.

8. Sound

For audiophiles, the K8 Plus comes with the signature Lenovo sound experience with the Dolby Atmos to offer a better audio using speakers and headphones.

It has a dedicated Music Key with play and pause button, the button is also customizable, and it can be remapped to the Camera shortcut or any other app.

9. Theater Max VR

Lastly, the smartphone comes with the Theater Max support, so you can also use the smartphone with a VR headset.

Technical Specifications for Lenovo K8 Plus Smartphone:

  • Screen Size – 5.2-inch FHD (1920*1080) pixels display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Processor – Octa-Core Helio P25 Processor clocked at 2.5 GHz
  • GPU –ARM Mali-T880 MP2.
  • Ram and Storage – 3 GB RAM/ 32 GB storage, expandable to 128 GB.
  • Dual Rear Camera – 13 MP + 5 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Front Selfie Camera – 8 MP front Selfie Camera
  • OS – Pure Stock Android OS 7.1, Nougat
  • Fingerprint sensor at the back
  • Dual Sim Support with a dedicated sim slot.
  • Battery – 4000 mAh battery with fast charging support.
  • Dolby Atmos Support.
  • Theater Max Support.
  • Price Rs. 10,990 or $190.

Lenovo has Launched the New Lenovo K8 Smartphone, Priced at Rs 10,499

Lenovo is aggressive as a wounded Lion right now, in just two months, Lenovo has launched three smartphones in India. 

Lenovo has been losing market share to Xiaomi, and are way behind to challenge Samsung. But the company is trying hard to gain market share with quick new phone launches. 

The Lenovo K8 Note with dual cameras, MediaTek Helio X23 chip; the Lenovo K8 Plus with dual cameras MediaTek Helio P25 chip, and today they have launched, the least expensive Lenovo K8.

Availability

The Lenovo K8 is priced at Rs. 10,499 and will be available only in retail stores. On the other hand, the earlier product K8 Note is an Amazon exclusive, while the K8 Plus is available only on Flipkart.

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Lenovo as a Brand is Fighting Hard to Win Customer Share

Lenovo transformed itself as a brand this year because nothing was going the company’s way. The Lenovo P2 was a decent device launched this year, but it failed, due to poor marketing and slower than a turtle software updates.

One thing which comes to mind, when we think of Lenovo, it is the transition of the brand to become more like Motorola. 

Some fundamental changes that Lenovo has done are, they removed the Vibe UI and started using the stock Android OS in the Lenovo K8 series to fasten the update process.

They have gone with a more consumer-friendly approach, and that is what will help them grow in the Indian market.

The Lenovo K8 is the third smartphone in the K8 series, and it also comes with stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat. 

Also, the K8 will receive Android Oreo in 2018, but Lenovo has not revealed the exact date.

Lenovo K8 Key Specifications

For starters, it comes with watered down specifications in comparison to Lenovo K8 Note and K8 Plus. The K8 has a 5.2-inch HD screen which seems to be inadequate as Lenovo K8 has a price tag of Rs. 10,499.

 Lenovo at least should have gone with a Full HD screen.

The phone is fuelled by the MediaTek Helio P20 chipset, a slightly less powerful version of the Helio P25 processor used in the Lenovo K8 Plus. This chipset draws power from a 4000 mAh battery which can keep the phone alive for a full day without the need for a second charge.

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The Lenovo K8 is bundled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. 

The storage can also be expanded up to 128 GB with a micro-SD card.

The Lenovo K8 comes with a single 13 MP rear camera with PDAF support and LED flash. An 8 MP sensor adores the front for selfies and video calls. The phone has 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB.

Lenovo also included USB OTG support in the Lenovo K8. 

Finally, the price for the Lenovo K8 is set at Rs. 10,499, and it can only be purchased in the offline market. Lenovo has previously launched the Lenovo K8 Note.

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