Len­ovo K8 Note: All you need to know


is all set to launch its new K-se­ries smart­phone, the K8 Note in In­dia. The Chi­nese tech firm has al­ready sent out in­vi­ta­tions for the event for to­day in New Delhi , In­dia at 11am IST.

It will be live stream­ing the launch event as well. The com­pany has con­firmed the ex­is­tence of the smart­phone by teas­ing it with the hash­tag #Len­ovoK8Note on so­cial me­dia chan­nels.

Based on teasers, the smart­phone will be sport­ing a much pow­er­ful pro­ces­sor than the Qual­comm Snap­dragon 430 and Qual­comm Snap­dragon 625. Another fea­ture that has been con­firmed by Len­ovo few days ago was that its K8 Note will be the first in line to come with stock An­droid UI in­stead of the Vibe UI.

The com­pany said it has ditched the Vibe UI as the stock An­droid will pro­vide en­hanced user ex­pe­ri­ence on its de­vices and will also be able to de­liver the lat­est OS ver­sions faster than oth­ers. The K8 Note will be run­ning An­droid 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

“The move to stock An­droid will give users a cleaner in­ter­face, smoother ex­pe­ri­ence and no ex­cess bloat­ware – ev­ery­thing that a user has come to ex­pect from a premium de­vice,” says the firm. The OS ver­sion will be of­fer­ing fea­tures such as multi-win­dow, launch ac­tions and bet­ter no­ti­fi­ca­tion man­age­ment. Google As­sis­tant will also be ar­riv­ing as a part of the OS ver­sion.

The de­vice re­cently got listed on Geek­bench smart­phone bench mark­ing web­site , re­veal­ing pro­ces­sor de­tails. Ac­cord­ing to the list­ing, the K8 Note will be pow­ered by a 1.85GHz deca-core Me­di­aTek He­lio X20 pro­ces­sor paired with 4GB of RAM.

Ama­zon has also re­vealed that the Len­ovo K8 Note will be ex­clu­sively avail­able from its own web­site start­ing Au­gust 9 (to­day). The ex­act time of avail­abil­ity has not been men­tioned yet.

While there is no word on the pric­ing of the smart- phone, based on the leaked spec­i­fi­ca­tions and the fea­tures, the com­pany may place the K8 Note around the ` 15,000 price seg­ment, which for now also seems to be a sweet spot for Mo­torola smart­phones.

Len­ovo launch­ing its K8 Note di­rectly af­ter the ‘K6’ se­ries is rather in­ter­est­ing as the com­pany is en­tirely skip­ping the ‘K7’ moniker. The last smart­phone launched by Len­ovo in In­dia was one of the vari­ants of the K6 Note back in Jan­uary.

To re­call, Len­ovo launched its K6 Note in In­dia in De­cem­ber last year start­ing Rs 13,999. The hand­set came with a 5.5-inch Full-HD (1080×1920 pix­els) dis­play along with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB of in­ter­nal stor­age. On the op­tics front, the smart­phone sported a 16MP rear cam­era with LED flash and an 8MP front cam­era for self­ies.

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