Lenovo K8 launched in India witih 4000mAh battery & Helio P20 processor

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Lenovo has finally launched the latest smartphone in its Lenovo K series in India, the Lenovo K8. The smartphone was announced in the country earlier in September after a higher variant, the Lenovo K8 Plus was launched at an event.

The Lenovo K8 is a mid-range smartphone with some of its specs similar to those of its higher variant, the K8 Plus.

Lenovo K8 Review

Software

The Lenovo K8 runs on stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, like most smartphones do these days.

Design & Display

The Lenovo K8 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS display which is covered with 2.5D curved glass and has a HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution. It weighs 165 grammes and is 8.55 millimetres thick.

The smartphone’s design is similar to that of the Lenovo K8 Plus; metal unibody with capacitive navigation buttons and a fingerprint sensor on the back panel.

Memory & Performance

The Lenovo K8 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 16nm processor with an octa-core CPU and a max speed of 2.3GHz. Its graphics processes are handled by a Mali T880 MP2 GPU.

The phone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded using an external microSD card.

Camera

The Lenovo K8 sports a 13MP camera with Phase Detection Autofocus and a LED flash at the rear, and a 8MP camera with LED flash at the front for taking selfies.

Battery & Connectivity

Like the K8 Plus, the Lenovo K8 packs a 4000mAh battery which can last for up to 2 days even on heavy usage. It comes with dual SIM slots and supports 4G networks with VoLTE functionality. It also has USB OTG for fast data transfers across devices via USB.

Lenovo K8 Full Specifications

Lenovo K8

Technology

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz.
  • 4G: LTE with VoLTE.
  • Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps.
  • SIM Type: Micro SIM.
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM.
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat).
  • User Interface: n/a.

Design & Display

  • Dimensions: 147.9 * 73.7 * 8.55 mm.
  • Weight: 165g.
  • Display size: 5.2 inches.
  • Display Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels (HD).
  • Pixel resolution: –
  • Display Technology: IPS LCD touchscreen.
  • Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
  • Build: Metal unibody design.
  • Protection: 2.5D curved glass.
  • Colours: Venom Black & Fine Gold.

Hardware

  • Processor Name/Technology: MediaTek Helio P20 64-bit 16nm processor.
  • Processor Speed: 2.3GHz.
  • Number of Processor Cores: Octa-Core.
  • Graphics Processor:  Mali-T880 MP2.
  • RAM: 3GB.
  • Internal Storage: 32GB.
  • External Storage: expandable with microSD.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint sensor.

Camera

Rear

    • Lens: 13MP.
    • Flash: Yes, LED flash.
    • Video recording: Yes.
    • Properties: PDAF.

Front

  • Lens: 8MP.
  • LED Flash: Yes.
  • Video recording: Yes.
  • Properties: n/a

Multimedia

  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Audio Technology: Lenovo Theatermax & Dolby Atmos.
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
  • FM Radio:

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2.
  • Bluetooth Profiles: LE
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
  • GPS: Yes.
  • USB: v2.0.
  • USB OTG: Yes.
  • NFC: No.
  • 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 4000mAh.
  • Battery Technology: Li-ion.
  • Removable? No
  • Fast Charging: No.

Miscellaneous

  • Extra Features: –
  • Launch Date: September 26, 2017.
  • Availability: September 26, 2017.

How much is Lenovo K8?

The Lenovo K8 is already available in India and can be bought for Rs. 10,499 from offline stores in the country.