Lately Lenovo has focused more on the Motorola brand, but the Chinese tech giant is back on the smartphone market with their own brand, as they announced K8 and K8 Plus.
Their pretty much the same. They have the same dimensions, the same screen size (5.2-inch), the same 8MP selfie cameras, the same 4,000 mAh battery, they both have fingerprint readers, both run on a clean Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, and they even have the same weight 165g.
The main differences between the two smartphones are the resolution of the screen, processors, the rear camera and the RAM amount. The K8’s display maximum resolution is HD (720p) while K8 Plus’ maximum resolution is Full HD (1080p). The K8 has a single rear camera with a sensor of 13MP, while the Plus has a dual rear camera, a 13MP+5MP combo.
K8 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 chipset and K8 Plus has a more powerful MediaTek Helio P25 chipset.
Regarding prices and availability, the K8 Plus variant is the first to go on sale, in India for INR10,999, which is roughly around $170/€143. No word about the K8 and if any of the two models will leave Asia. Most likely not, since the Moto brand seems to be the main focus for Lenovo this days.