The Chinese smartphone OEMs seem to be the busiest lot these days, courtesy of the slew of new launches they make every now and then. Lenovo has just launched the K80 smartphone in China with 4GB of RAM, which will lock horns with the Asus Zenfone 2, which was launched in India yesterday. Till now, the Asus Zenfone 2 was the only smartphone with 4GB RAM, but Lenovo has tied-up with Asus with the K80.
The Lenovo K80 features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1080p resolution, 64-bit quad-core processor from Intel, and a 4,000 mAh battery. There's a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear, complete with autofocus, LED flash, Optical Image Stabilisation, and 1080p video recording. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels, directly competing with the likes of Yu Yureka, Xiaomi Mi 4i, and the Asus Zenfone 2. Its a dual-SIM smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity. Lenovo claims that the K80 can provide a talk-time of up to 33 hours after a full charge. It will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box, but we'll have to see the final software quality before commenting on it.
Lenovo K80 Specifications
- 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 400 ppi
- Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system
- 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 processor, 1.8Ghz quad-core CPU, and PowerVR G6430 GPU (457 - 533 MHz)
- 2GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage, microSD card (compatible up to 32GB)
- 13-megapixel rear camera, autofocus, OIS, LED flash, and 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- Dual-SIM 4G LTE (dual-standby), 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS with A-GPS
- NFC, Micro-USB port with OTG, and 3.5mm headphone jack
- 4,000 mAh battery
- Colours: Black, Red, and White
Lenovo has priced the device pretty aggressively. The 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant costs 1799 Chinese Yuan (~ Rs. 18,500) while the 2GB/32GB internal storage variant will set you back by 1499 Chinese Yuan (~ Rs. 15,400). The device will go on sale in China starting from April 30. Lenovo hasn’t revealed any details about its global availability, but after its success in the Indian market with the Lenovo A6000, we doubt if Lenovo will keep it away from India.