Lenovo has already set a launch event for August 9, where the company would be unveiling the Lenovo K8 Note smartphone. For the last few weeks, Lenovo has been teasing the K8 Note as a powerful smartphone, and the recent Geekbench benchmarking site revealed the device would be powered by MediaTek Helio X20 chipset.
In the past, the company has launched at least two smartphones under its K series. For example, the Lenovo K6 lineup had the standard K6 Note (an offline exclusive model), Lenovo K6 Power (with a smaller display). The Power variant replaced the Plus variant last year. However, it now looks like the company is looking to bring back the Plus variant with the K8 series.
The Lenovo K8 Plus paid a visit to the popular benchmarking site Geekbench, which revealed the key specifications of the smartphone. The K8 Plus will also be powered by the MediaTek Helio X20 chipset, but the RAM will be limited to just 3GB, and there won't be a 4GB RAM version as well.
In contrast, the K8 Note will also get the MediaTek Helio X20 chipset, but it will come with 3GB/4GB of RAM. The differences between the K8 Note and K8 Plus would be the screen size, going by the previous iterations. The Lenovo K8 Plus is likely to feature a 5-inch Full HD display, while the K8 Note could come with a 5.5-inch Full HD display.
Another difference between the K8 Note and K8 Plus might be the dual camera setup. Lenovo is teasing the camera prowess in the K8 Note smartphone, and it is heavily expected to arrive with dual cameras at the back. The K8 Plus is unlikely to get the dual camera setup though.
Lenovo also confirmed that all the future Lenovo branded smartphones will ship with stock Android Nougat with subtle additions such as the Dolby Atmos sound and Theater Max technology.
Lenovo is losing its momentum in the Indian market due to Xiaomi's entry to the offline market, and Oppo, Vivo established as major contenders in the Indian market. The K8 Note should be priced aggressively. An ideal price for the Lenovo K8 Note will be Rs. 14,999, if it sports a dual camera setup, and the K8 Plus should retail for less than Rs. 10,000. And yes, we should appreciate Lenovo's decision to go with a MediaTek chip even though the brand is aware of the Indian consumers.