Lenovo K8 Note is all set to announce in India next week. The company has rolled out press invites to a launch event scheduled for August 9 in New Delhi. Lenovo has been teasing the arrival of its upcoming K-series phablet on social media for a couple of weeks using the hashtag #KillerNote. For starters, initial reports suggested it would be called K7 Note. The benchmark listing, on the other hand, was an entirely different tale, hinting it would be called Lenovo K8 Note. Soon after that, Lenovo officially confirmed the device is dubbed K8 Note, putting an end to confusion once and for all.
From what is known so far, Lenovo K8 will be available to purchase exclusively via Amazon India, the company revealed in a recent teaser. In other news, Lenovo India’ Anuj Sharma told Gadgets360 that the company has decided to switch to stock Android for all future phones and kill off its Vibe Pure UI starting with K8 Note.
“What we have done in last 11 months is we looked at what we had in terms of software perspective. We have been close to the consumers and we saw what they were asking for. There was a certain trend and we have now decided to cut the Vibe Pure UI off from our phones. So you will now get the stock Android which consumers have been asking for,” said Sharma.
Notably, this is not the first time Lenovo has been trying to distance itself from Vibe branding. Recently, Lenovo’s Jan Huckfeldt told India Today that the company is not planning to release Vibe-series phones in India anymore.
Lenovo K8 Note will also be the company’s first device to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. The listing on a benchmarking website Geekbench suggests it embraces MediaTek Helio-X20 deca-core (MT6797) SoC under the hood besides Mali-T880 GPU for graphics. It further denotes Lenovo K8 Note has two RAM options to offer: 3GB and 4GB.