After a brief hiatus in the Indian market, smartphone maker Lenovo is now back with a “Killer” smartphone. The handset maker has announced the successor of the K8 Note today here in New Delhi where I am present on behalf of Gizchina. The Lenovo K9 is a quad-camera phone that starts at Rs 8,999 ($122) and will be sold exclusively on Flipkart.
The K8 Note successor comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD display and has an 18:9 aspect ratio. It doesn’t feature a notch. It is loaded with a 2.0GHz processor and this is probably a Mediatek Helio P22 and has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt expandable storage.
Lenovo K9 specifications
- 5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
- 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) 12nm processor with 650MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano / microSD)
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, secondary 5MP camera
- 13MP front camera with soft LED Flash, secondary 5MP camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 153.8 x 72.9 x 7.95mm
- Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS, USB Type-C
- 3,000mAh battery
As for the cameras, the Lenovo K9 features dual rear and front shooters. Both are of the same configuration i.e. 13MP + 5MP with a host of AI features like AI low light, AI Bokeh, AI Beautify and more. It has a 3,000mAh battery with USB Type C and runs Android Oreo out of the box.
The company also announced the Lenovo A5 at the same event. This handset launched earlier in China and features a 5.45-inch display with a 4,000mAh battery as the highlight. It features a quad-core MediaTek MT7639 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz and has two variants – 2GB + 16GB and 3GB + 32GB.
As for the camera, there’s a 13MP on the rear and an 8MP on the front and a triple card slot that can house a microSD with two sims simultaneously.
The Lenovo A5 is priced Rs 5,999 ($81) for the 2GB variant and Rs 6,999 ($95) for the 3GB variant.