Lenovo K8 Plus Launches In India – One More Dual Camera Smartphone
Lenovo is following up the K8 Note with the K8 and K8 Plus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|Variants||Venom Black and Fine Gold|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Located at the rear, under the camera|
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.
|1. Rear Dual Camera||1. Under-powered Processor|
|3. Stock Android UI|
|4. Front Camera and Party Flash|
|6. Design and Build|
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.