Lenovo has brought a duo of K8 series – Lenovo K8 and Lenovo K8 Plus phones, targeting the low-end market with competitive specs sheet. The later one seems to be the better of two with a curved display and dual camera setup.
Both the phones have no difference in build quality as we see a metal-based design, however, a dual camera setup for K8 Plus is a distinctive feature with a 5.2″ 1080p panel with a curved glass. Whereas the K8 has an ordinary 720p resolution screen. There’s Gorilla Glass protection as well as an oleophobic coating for easy cleaning of smudges.
Both the phones come with the stock Android Nougat OS version. Under the hood, we have an octa core MediaTek’s Helio P25 processor on the K8 Plus and a MediaTek Helio P20 for K8 instead. There will be a 3 GB RAM version with 32 GB storage, as well as a 4 GB version with 64 GB storage. Both are expandable by up to 128 GB via microSD.
On the camera front, the K8 Plus comes with an eye-catching dual-camera setup that is one of more-accessible due to its low price. There is a single 13 MP camera combined with a second wide-angle 5 MP shooter, which allows for refocusing of photos later. A second 8 MP camera adorns the front. On the other hand, the K8 carries a single 13 MP camera with PDAF and an LED flash on the back and same 8 MP on the front.
Lenovo has gone for a larger battery for their new low-end duo as both the K8 and K8 Plus come with a 4000 mAh battery, though, fast-charging is likely not available here. It shouldn’t be a concern for most overnight chargers, though.
Price and Availability
Lenovo has currently made available the K8 and K8 Plus for Indian customers with price tag of $170 for the K8 Plus while that of K8 has yet not been announced. There is no word on a release date of the new twin for Pakistani market. However, we expect to see the phones hitting Pakistan in a few weeks’ time. Keep visiting these pages for more updates.
|Lenovo K8||Lenovo K8 Plus|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|CPU||64-bit 2.6 GHz octa-core||64-bit 2.6 GHz octa-core|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P20||MediaTek Helio P25|
|Display||5.2″ IPS LCD with 720p resolution||5.2″ IPS LCD with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution|
|RAM||3/4 GB||3/4 GB|
|Internal Storage||32/64 GB||32/64 GB|
|Card slot||Yes, by up to 128 GB||Yes, by up to 128 GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, LTE||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, LTE|
|Primary Camera||13 MP with PDAF and LED flash||13 + 5 MP, phase-detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP||8 MP|
|Battery||4,000 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|Price||TBA||$170 (~PKR 18,000)|