Lenovo K8 is the cheapest of the three smartphones — the K8, the K8 Note and the K8 Plus and unlike the other two, don’t come with dual cameras at the back. That is the only big differentiator which also brings down the price of the Lenovo K8, albeit very slightly.
The phone sports a unibody design very similar to the new Lenovo K8 Plus — not all-metal like the K8 Note -but with plastic inserts at the top and bottom on the back. It packs a 4000mAh battery, measures 8.5mm thick and weighs 165g. There is also a dedicated music key on the left.
The Lenovo K8 runs on a Mediatek Helio P20 platform, that has an Octa core processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, expandable via microSD card. In terms of network, the dual SIM phone supports 4G VoLTE.
At the back, the Lenovo K8 has a fingerprint scanner, just beneath the single camera with an LED flash. An LED flash accompanies the front camera as well. While the rear camera has a 13-megapixel sensor, the front camera has an 8-megapixel shooter.
Out of the box, the Lenovo K8 runs Android 7.1.1 OS with stock interface. Lenovo has forever abandoned its Vibe UI in favour of the much smoother stock interface. Both the K8 Plus and the K8 Note as well come with the same interface. Though, it is not clear if Lenovo will update the phone to Android 8.0 Oreo, like the other two.
As for the features, the Lenovo K8 comes with DOLBY ATMOS surround sound but misses out on Theater Max present on other two models. It has Gravity, Proximity, Light, E-compass and Gyro sensors on-board.
Like the Lenovo K8 Plus and the K8 Note, the Lenovo K8 will be available in Venom Black and Fine Gold colours.