The Lenovo-Motorola two-brand strategy has been working pretty well for the Chinese smartphone maker in India. And while the company has released a number of smartphones such as the Moto C, Moto G and Moto Z-series in the past one year, Lenovo didn’t see much of action. After launching the K6 Power and K6 Note last year, the company took a pause, and has now released a new smartphone in the K-Note series. Called the K8 Note, the new smartphone brings in major upgrades to the range.
For those wondering what happened to the K7 Note, Lenovo mentioned that it wasn’t killer enough, so they had to scrap it altogether. The new K8 Note brings improvements in the form of a dual-camera setup at the back, upgraded high-resolution front camera with LED flash, deca-core SoC, battery with fast charging and more. The K8 Note is priced at Rs 12,999 (3GB RAM + 32GB storage) and Rs 13,999 (4GB RAM + 64GB storage), and will be available exclusively via Amazon India. Lenovo has sent us the higher end variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.
The closest competitor to the Lenovo K8 Note is the Redmi Note 4, which has been Xiaomi’s best-selling smartphone online. And while the Redmi Note 4 lacks the dual-camera setup at the back, the Honor 6X and Coolpad Cool 1 do, and are priced well under Rs 15,000. The Lenovo K8 Note also runs the stock Android launcher to offer the clean Android experience, while also making firmware updates easier in the long run. But do these improvements make the K8 Note a worthy smartphone to purchase? We find out in our video review.