Lenovo India announces two new smartphones in its K series, Lenovo K8 plus and Lenovo K8. Both devices come at a pocket friendly price, yet backed by powerful hardware and stock android to offer a great experience.
Both come with stylish and strong frames, a perfect blend of predominantly glass and metal that will stand out in the crowd and will also fit into most palms easily. The phones come with Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box, with assured updates to Android Oreo, as well as high-end multimedia features like Dolby Atmos and Lenovo’s TheaterMax technology.
“Lenovo’s K series has always been known for delivering powerful performance and cutting edge multimedia experience to consumers at very affordable prices, which is why it has an installed base of more than 8 million users in the country,” said Mr. Sudhin Mathur, Country Head – Lenovo MBG India. “The Lenovo K8 Plus continues this legacy, and comes not only with 4000 mAh battery and Rapid charger in its price segment, but also comprises of 13MP + 5MP dual camera for delivering best-in-class photography experience, along with Dolby Atmos sound and TheaterMax technology. Lenovo K8 plus continues our journey with stock Android, empowering the user by giving them the choice to customise their Android experience. ”
Lenovo K8 Plus: dual focus, pure power
The Lenovo K8 Plus takes performance to another level. It comes with a 13.2cm (5.2), Full High definition (1920 x 1080p) display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass protection. The device is powered by a true octa core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz, with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, expandable to 128GB using a microSD card via a dedicated slot.
One of the highlights of the device is its dual camera set-up comprising a 13.0-megapixel and a 5.0-megapixel sensor, which allow users to take their photography game up a notch, by letting them tweak focus and bokeh levels in their pictures, and by adjusting aperture as per their requirements all the way from f/0.8 to f/5.6. The cameras are accompanied with a dual LED flash for better low light photography experience. Lenovo has added a special depth editor and depth-enabled mode to the photography app and gallery to let users do more with their photographs. There is more to photography on the phone than the dual cameras – it also comes with an 8.0-megapixel selfie camera, which not only offers a beauty mode and a LED flash, but also a professional mode which allows users to tweak ISO and white balance and other factors even while snapping selfies. Ensuring everything is kept private is a fingerprint sensor right on the back on the phone.
The phone comes with support for Dolby Atmos, ensuring you pick up all the notes the way they are supposed to be heard. There is even a customisable music key that gives users direct access to their music. And while the Full HD IPS display ensures a great viewing experience, users can take it to an even bigger screen experience by adding VR glasses and switching to TheaterMax Mode on the phone. To run all this, there will always be plenty of battery life – the 4000 mAh battery on the Lenovo K8 Plus is rated for up to 2 days of use (up to 26 hours of 4G talk time or approximately 20 hours of videos or 100 hours of music, and a massive 400 hours of standby time). And phone also comes with a Rapid Charger that gives you hours of power in minutes.
The cherry on the cake? Stock Android. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 out of the box for a smooth, pure, secure Android experience, and will be updated to Android Oreo in the coming days.
Lenovo K8: Outstanding battery at a budget
Lenovo K8 is for consumers who are looking for a chic device with an ultimate performance at a compelling price point. With a metallic body, the phone sports a 5.2 inch HD display and is powered by a 2.3 GHz Octa core processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage, which can be expanded by 128GB using a microSD card.
The most outstanding hardware feature of the Lenovo K8 is its camera set-up, which comprises of a 13.0-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED flash, and an 8 Megapixel selfie camera with its own flash for photography. Offering Multimedia as another USP, Lenovo K8 comes with Dolby Atmos and TheaterMax technology, ensuring users get both, big picture and big sound. Consumers can enjoy watching content for a long time as the K8 comes with a large 4000 mAh battery, with 32 hours of 4G talk time and a massive 456 hours of standby time. A fingerprint scanner on the back ensures the security of the content inside the phone.
Pricing and availability
Lenovo K8 Plus will be available for INR 10,999 from 12 noon, 7th September onwards exclusively on Flipkart.
Lenovo K8 will be available at all leading mobile stores across the country soon.