Lenovo has launched two budget smartphones in India: K8 & K8 Plus. As of now, the K8 Plus is the cheapest Lenovo phone to have a dual camera set up on the back. The main 13 megapixel camera is complemented by a 5 megapixel depth sensor, which provides shallow depth of field effect for your subjects. The phone has a 5.2-inch 1080p with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is powered by MediaTek Helio P25 processor with 3/4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. It also has a whopping 4000mAh.
The K8 is an even more affordable option, with a 5.2-inch 720p display and MediaTek Helio P20 processor. It lacks the dual camera setup on the back of the K8 Plus and instead has a single 13 megapixel camera with PDAF. It too has a 4000mAh battery. The best thing about both these new devices is that they ship with stock Android 7.1.1.
Lenovo K8 Plus specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Lenovo K8 Plus runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 SoC (four cores at 1.69GHz, three cores at 2.3GHz, and one core at 2.6GHz) coupled with 3GB of RAM. A 4GB RAM variant, called the Lenovo K8 Plus Holiday Edition, will be launched by the company during the Diwali season. The K8 Plus dual camera setup sports one 13-megapixel sensor with and a second 5-megapixel depth sensor. Users will also be able to adjust the depth in real-time. On the front, there’s an 8-megapixel camera with a ‘Party Flash’, f/2.0 aperture, and an 84-degree wide-angle lens. It sports a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel, and a metal body.
The Lenovo K8 Plus comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with a dedicated slot.
Connectivity options on the Lenovo K8 Plus include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, and a Micro-USB port with OTG functionality. Sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It is powered by a 4000mAh battery.
Lenovo K8 specifications
The Lenovo K8 runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 SoC clocked at up to 2.3GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The K8 sports a single 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual LED flash, as well as an 8-megapixel front camera coupled with a ‘Party Flash’.
The Lenovo K8 bears 32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card that supports up to 128GB with a dedicated card slot.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB with OTG functionality. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It is also powered by a 4000mAh battery, measures 147.9×73.7×8.55mm, and weighs 165 grams.