Today, Lenovo has taken the wraps off a new smartphone in India. Called the K8 Plus, it’s equipped with a 5.2-inch Full HD display and powered by the MediaTek Helio P25 chipset. It comes with 3 GB of RAM and offers 32 GB of storage that you can expand for an additional 128 GB with a microSD card.
One of the biggest features of the device is its dual-camera setup on the back. It sports 13 and 5 MP sensors, allowing you to capture those bokeh images everyone seems to love so much these days. There’s also an 8 MP secondary camera on board with LED flash and a beauty mode to help you capture some great-looking selfies.
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Considering its size, the device packs quite a large battery. It has a capacity of 4,000 mAh that’s good for two days of use or up to 20 hours of video playback, the company claims. Lenovo’s latest handset also comes with Dolby Atmos audio enhancements and features a dedicated Music Key on the side, which you can remap to open an application of your choice.
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. — Sudhin Mathur, Lenovo MBG India
Other features worth mentioning are the fingerprint scanner located on the back, a metal body, dual-SIM support, and a stock version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. In case you’ve missed it, Lenovo announced last month that it’s ditching its Vibe UI skin and will ship all of its upcoming devices with a pure version of Google’s OS. The company also guarantees that the smartphone will get upgraded to Android Oreo, although it did not mention when exactly will this happen.
The Lenovo K8 Plus will go on sale tomorrow, September 7, at 12 pm IST, and will set you back Rs. 10,999. You’ll be able to get it exclusively from Flipkart. The retailer has already listed the device on its website, where you can sign up to get notified as soon as it goes on sale. You can do that via the button below.
In addition to the K8 Plus, Lenovo has also announced the K8 smartphone, which will be available at large retailers across the country “soon”. It’s quite similar to the Plus model in terms of specs but offers a display with a lower resolution (HD), is powered by the Helio P20 chipset, and has a single 13 MP primary camera.
We’ll let you know more regarding its price and availability once Lenovo shares more info on this topic.