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Lenovo K8 Plus Launches In India – One More Dual Camera Smartphone

Lenovo is following up the K8 Note with the K8 and K8 Plus.

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After K8 Note, comes another budget mid-ranger from Lenovo – Lenovo K8 Plus.The Lenovo K8 has also launched, but not much of the details of K8 are available.

Both the budget phones come with stock Android and will be the new K8 series successors. Lenovo K8 will be available offline and Lenovo K8 Plus will be available exclusively on Flipkart.

Lenovo K8 Plus – Specifications And Features

Lenovo K8 Plus will feature a dual rear camera setup just like Lenovo K8 Note.

Design and Build

Lenovo K8 Plus has a metal build and feels sturdy in hand. The fingerprint scanner is located at the back of the phone below the camera.

Display

The smartphone sports a 5.2 inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. It is easily visible in sunlight, with a brightness rated at 450 nits.

Hardware

Lenovo K8 Plus is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor with four cores clocked at 1.69GHz, three cores clocked at 2.3GHz and one core clocked at 2.6GHz. It is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. A 4GB RAM variant called Lenovo K8 Plus Holiday Edition, will get a special launch during Diwali.

Software

As Lenovo announced earlier, they have ditched their Vibe UI for stock Android.The Lenovo K8 Plus will run stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box . The K8 Plus is expected to get Android 8.0 Oreo update in a few months time.

Camera

Lenovo K8 Plus has a dual camera setup on the back and which includes a 13.0-megapixel Purecel Plus sensor and a second 5 megapixel depth sensor for Bokeh effect. You can adjust the depth of field in real-time while composing the shot. Up front, it’s an 8.0-megapixel shooter with a ‘Party Flash‘ and an 84 degree wide-angle lens.

Internal Storage

The device will come with 32GB built-in storage, which can further be expanded up to 128GB with an external memory card. It provides a dedicated micro SD card slot.

Sim Support And Connectivity

K8 Plus supports two sims, and has 4G VoLTE support with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It sports a 3.5mm headphone jack with Micro-USB port which supports OTG. All major sensors are present in the device.

Battery

K8 plus houses a big 4000mAh battery which Lenovo claims can last for two full days of normal usage on a single charge.

TheaterMax and Dolby Atmos Support

This smartphone supports TheaterMax for better cinematic experience and also has Dolby Atmos audio support, for enhanced audio output.

Variants

The device will be available in two colour variants – Venom Black and Fine Gold.

Price And Availability

Lenovo K8 Plus has been priced at Rs. 10,999. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart. Sales start on Thursday, September 7, at 12pm IST.

Lenovo K8 Plus – Detailed Specifications

Display 5.2 inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top
Hardware Octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 Processor. Four cores clock at 1.69GHz, three cores clock at 2.3GHz and one core clocks at 2.6GHz. Paired with 3GB RAM
Software Stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Storage 32GB on-board storage. Can further be expanded up to 128GB
Rear Camera Dual camera setup; 13.0-megapixel Purecel Plus Sensor + 5.0-megapixel Depth Sensor)
Front Camera 8.0-megapixel with Party Flash
Connectivity and Sim Support Dual SIMs. Supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS
Battery 4000 mAh
Variants Venom Black and Fine Gold
Fingerprint Sensor Located at the rear, under the camera
Price Rs. 10,999/-

Lenovo K8 Plus – Pros and Cons

K8 Plus offers some great specs at this price, but has some not-so-good aspects at the same time.

Pros Cons
1. Rear Dual Camera 1. Under-powered Processor
2. Battery
3. Stock Android UI
4. Front Camera and Party Flash
5. Price
6. Design and Build

Alternatives

With its price, the Lenovo K8 Plus will face direct competition from established players like Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X, Moto G5, Nokia 5 and Coolpad Cool 1.

Comparison

Lenovo K8 Plus Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Coolpad Cool 1 Honor 6X
Display 5.2 inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) 5.5 inch full HD (1080p) 5.5 inch full HD (1080p) 5.5 inch full HD (1080p)
Processor MediaTek Helio P25 SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 HiSilicon Kirin 655
RAM 3GB 2GB/3GB/4GB 3GB/4GB 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB (expandable) 32GB/64GB (expandable) 32GB (not expandable) 32GB/64GB (expandable)
Rear Camera 13MP+5MP with dual LED flash 13MP with LED flash 13MP+13MP with LED flash 12MP+2MP with LED flash
Front Camera 8 megapixel with Party Flash 5 megapixel 8 megapixel 8 megapixel
Battery 4000mAh 4100mAh 4000mAh 3340mAh
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Verdict

Lenovo K8 Plus has shaped up to be a good buy at its price. The K8 Plus does seem to offer some top of the line specs, which include the rear dual camera setup and stock Android UI.

Considering the price and features it offers, K8 Plus seems like a great budget smartphone.

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