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Everything you need to know about the Lenovo K8 Note 

Lenovo is back and after a long gap, have now launched the successor for K6. They have skipped the K7 and have launched the K8 for a price starting Rs 12999 in India. Here is all you need to know about the newly launched Lenovo K8 Note.

Lenovo K8 Note – Key Specifications

  • CPU: MediaTek X23 processor
  • RAM: 3 GB | 4 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB | 64 GB
  • Display: 5.5 Inch IPS LCD
  • Camera: 13 MP + 5 MP dual camera / 13 MP front camera
  • OS: Android 7.1.1

Lenovo K8 Note

Design

The mobile is made of aluminum alloy and has an unibody construction. It will be available in 2 colors: Venom Black and Soft Gold. This time around, Lenovo has given their mobile a nano coating for splash resistance. It is 8.5mm thick and weighs 180 grams.

Lenovo K8 Note

Display

Lenovo K8 has a 5.5 in IPS LCD Panel. It supports full HD 1080p resolution. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla glass and the edges are curved at 2.5D. The bezels are fairly thin and the display takes about 72% of the body.

Lenovo K8 Note

Hardware

The mobile is powered by MediaTek X23 processor. The MT6797 chipset is fabricated at 20 nm. It has 10 cores: 2×2.3 GHz A72, 4 x 1.85 Ghz A53 and 4 x 1.4 Ghz A53 ARM Cortex cores. The GPU is ARM Mali T880 MP4 quad core. It has LDDDR3 RAM 3 GB or 4 GB. The storage is either 32 or 64 storage depending on the RAM variant you choose. This is a new processor from MediaTek and K8 Note is the first mobile using it.

Lenovo K8 Note

The mobile supports memory expansion by microSD card on a dedicated slot apart from the dual sim slots.

Sensors

It has a fingerprint sensor at the back. It also has the usual proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, and compass. For VR support, the mobile also has a gyroscope.

Camera

K8 Note is the first dual camera mobile from Lenovo. It has a 13 MP sensor and a 5 MP sensor for depth sensing. The rear camera is capable of recording 1080p at 30 fps videos. It has a portrait mode to click photos with soft background and sharp foreground. The front camera is a 13 MP sensor and it has a single LED flash for selfies. It supports manual mode as well. It can shoot 720p videos.

Lenovo K8 Note

Software

The mobile runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 with no skin. It has a stock android experience with very little customization. It is good to see that Lenovo is going the Motorola way in their mobiles.

Entertainment

Lenovo K series has always been an entertainment consumption oriented device. The K8 Note has TheaterMax technology for the large screen experience on a VR headset. The audio out of the mobile is Dolby Atmos quality over the speakers and on the earphones.

Battery

The battery is a non-removable 4000 mAh battery. You also get a 15 W Turbo charger in the box. The mobile supports fast charging.

Lenovo K8 Note

Lenovo K8 Note – Price and Availability

The K8 Note is priced at Rs 12999 for the 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The 4 GB / 64 GB variant is priced at Rs 13999. The mobile will be available in Gold and Black color. The Venom black color looks good in my personal opinion and the 4 GB variant is a sensible choice. The mobile is available on Amazon from August 18th and the first sale starts at 12 PM.

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Lenovo K8 Note – Detailed Specifications

General

  • Price
    Rs 12999
  • Announced
    09 August, 2017
  • Released
    18 August, 2017
  • Status
    Available

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD
  • Size
    5.5 Inch
  • Resolution
    Full HD
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    401 ppi
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    MediaTek Helio X23
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    MT6797D
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Mali T880 MP4
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    3 GB | 4 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    32 GB | 64 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Dedicated
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Gyroscope
    Fingerprint
    Magnetometer
    Accelerometer
    Proximity
    Ambient Light

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    4000 mAh
  • Fast Charging
    15W Turbo Charger
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
    No

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13 MP + 5 MP
  • Camera Features
    Dual Camera
  • Secondary
    13 MP
  • Video
    Full HD at 30 fps
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Dual

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    75.9 mm x 154.5 mm x 8.5 mm
  • Weight
    180 grams
  • Protection
    Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Colors
    Gold and Black

Network

  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Micro SIM
  • VoLTE Support for VoLTE
  • Dual SIM
    Yes
  • 4G Network
    VoLTE

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 7.1.1
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    Stock

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    4.2
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • USB
    USB OTG
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.

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