Lenovo has finally launched its much-awaited K8 Note smartphone in India, today. The device is Lenovo’s first with the dual-camera setup on the rear. At the launch event, Lenovo revealed that there are now 8.5 million K-Series users in India.
Another USP of the Lenovo K8 Note is the LED flash on the front that helps in capturing selfies in low light surroundings. One great change that Lenovo brings with the K8 Note is stock Android 7.1 experience, which means that there is no proprietary UI flowing on top of the original Android system – just pure Android 7.1 Nougat. Previous K-series phones came with Vibe Pure UI on top, but we think that it is a smart move to offer stock Android. The Lenovo K8 Note comes in a metal and polycarbonate body. It is also claimed to be splash-resistant, thanks to the water-repellent nano coating.
The Lenovo K8 Note comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD display with 1080×1920 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by a deca-core MediaTek MT6797 SoC paired with either 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage – dependent on the variant. The dual camera setup on the device sports a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP depth sensor, both the lenses work to capture compelling images with effects like Bokeh. The rear camera setup also has a dual-LED CCT flash module, and on the front, there is a 13MP camera with LED flash.
The device supports connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm audio jack. There is a 4000mAh non-removable battery bundled with 15W rapid charger. Lenovo claims that the battery on the K8 Note offers up to 24.7 hours of talk time and 378 hours of standby time.
Regarding pricing and availability, the Lenovo K8 Note (base model – 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage) is priced at Rs. 12,999 and will go on sale from 12 PM IST exclusively via Amazon India. The premium variant (4GB RAM/ 64GB storage) of the K8 Note is priced at Rs. 13,999 and will be available in Fine Gold and Venom Black colour options.
As a part of the launch offer, Lenovo K8 Note on Amazon India includes a discount of Rs. 900 on Moto Sports Headphones and up to 80% off on Kindle eBooks.
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