Aug 9th, 2017

Lenovo today took the wraps off their K8 Note, a new budget smartphone that figures to be the champion for a new software philosophy from Lenovo. It offers a stock-like Android experience with the death of Vibe UI, which hasn’t left favorable impressions over the years. (They couldn’t even keep it from looking like a laggy mess in their own product videos.)

Aside from that, you’re getting a pretty capable phone for its expected price tag. The highlight of the show is its dual rear camera module, a pair that delivers advanced bokeh effects between its 13-megapixel primary sensor and 5-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera, meanwhile, is also pretty potent at 13 megapixels and its own dedicated flash.

Elsewhere, we are working with a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, MEdiaTek’s octa-core Helio X23, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 4,000mAh battery, and a fingerprint sensor. You can opt for a 4GB/64GB model if you pay a tad more.

The device will cost the equivalent of about $203 for the base model, while the upgraded model is only a touch more expensive at $219. Folks in India will have first crack at it with Amazon India offering it exclusively on August 18th.

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