Lenovo K8 Plus and K8 launched to make you even more confused Lenovo launched two more phones under the K series at an event in New Delhi. Dubbed the Lenovo K8 Plus and the K8, these are budget phones that promise a lot of features including dual cameras and stock Android.
Now that there are three phones under the K series, it has become quite difficult to differentiate between the offerings as all the three phones come with similar hardware setup and sport similar looks. 1/6 Design Both the Lenovo K8 Plus and the K8 look identical to the previously launched Lenovo K8 Note in terms of design. Metal finish with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. The K8 Plus has the dual camera arranged vertically in the center while the K8 has a single camera module. There is also a dedicated media button on the right that can play/pause music. The phones are available in Venom Black and Fine Gold colour variants. 2/6 Display Both the K8 Plus and the K8 sports 5.2-inch panels, but the one on the K8 Plus is a full HD display while the K8 gets a 720p panel. Both has 2.5D curved glass protection on top. 3/6 Hardware Once again, very minor differences in terms of hardware between the two phones. The K8 Plus gets an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor clocked at 2.6GHz while the K8 is powered by an octa-core Helio P20 processor clocked at 2.3GHz. The K8 Plus is being offered in two RAM and storage variants - 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. On the other hand, the K8 has 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. There are dedicated microSD card slots along with dual SIM slots. 4/6 Camera This is the main differentiating factor between the two phones. The K8 Plus gets the 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual camera with RBG+Monochrome sensor that can capture in both colour and monochrome as well as provide a blurred effect in portraits.
The K8 on the other hand gets a single lens 13-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus and an 8-megapixel front camera with flash. 5/6 Software Both the phones have ditched the clunky VibeUI and comes with pure, stock Android 7.1.1. Moreover, Lenovo claims the audio in the phone is tuned to Dolby Atmos standards and there is even an app that allows you to control the sound. Lenovo also promises an update to Android Oreo, soon-ish. 6/6 Battery & Price Both phones come with a 4,000mAh battery that can be fast charged using the rapid charger provided with the box.
The Lenovo K8 Plus starts from Rs 10,999 for the 3GB+32GB variant. The 4GB RAM variant will be launched during the holiday season. Even the K8 will come later in the year during Diwali. Lenovo didn’t disclose the price for it yet.