After staying out of the limelight for the greater part of the year, Lenovo today unveiled its latest budget handset: the Lenovo K8 Note. Unlike previous Lenovo handsets which usually make their debut in India after a few months of their Chinese debut, Lenovo has launched the K8 Note in India first.
Lenovo K8 Note with 10-core Helio X23 Chipset, 4000mAh Battery, and Dual Camera Setup Unveiled in India
After missing for the majority part of 2017, Lenovo is back with its new mid-range handset: the Lenovo K8 Note. The company unveiled the handset at an event in Delhi, India.
Ever since it acquired Motorola, Lenovo has been flip-flopping on the UI its devices would be running on. The company first decided to bring its Vibe UI to Moto devices, though it ended up simplifying its Vibe UI. Then, in 2016, it went ahead and renamed Vibe UI to Pure UI and decided to let Moto devices run a near-stock build of Android.
After months of waiting, Lenovo has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note in India. The handsets were launched in December last year running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Lenovo has not particularly done a good job in updating its handsets with VoLTE support for Reliance Jio. Out of the plethora of handsets that the company has launched over the last couple of years, only a handful of them like the Vibe K5 Note support Jio’s VoLTE network and even that was added with a software update a few months after the carrier’s launch.
The Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note are great phones for their respective price. While not as good as Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4, the handsets are still pretty good and offer great value for money. However, many Lenovo K6 Power/Note users have recently been complaining about issues with the microphone of the handsets.
Launched towards the end of last year, the Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note are Lenovo’s latest budget wonders meant to take on Xiaomi’s upcoming Redmi Note 4 and budget offerings from other Chinese OEMs. If you happen to buy either the K6 Power or K6 Note, check out this post for some tips and tricks for the devices that will help you get the most out of them.
The advent and popularity of dual SIM phones in India and other emerging markets have led OEMs to add useful features like the ability to run two separate instances of the same app on their devices. This feature is useful as it lets users who use two SIM cards on their handset run two separate instances of WhatsApp or other messaging clients. Commonly dubbed Dual Apps, Xiaomi was among the first OEMs to introduce this feature on its devices with MIUI 8 last year, and Lenovo is also getting on the bandwagon this year with the release of the K6 Power and K6 Note.
The Lenovo K6 Power and K6 Note come with 32GB of internal storage which might seem like plenty enough at first, but over time you are bound to run out of space as you install more apps and games. Thankfully, since the handsets comes with a microSD card slot and Marshmallow’s adoptable storage feature, you can easily move apps to SD card to free up internal storage on the handset.