Lenovo has been in the pinnacle of evolution since the beginning of the entry-level smartphone range. We have observed the evolution of the company over the years. The Lenovo K series was the chief contender in the entry-level segment. Time has come to plunge into the zone with a more powerful and innovative addition to the smartphone world, the K9. The Lenovo K9 is rumored to make an appearance sometime during next year, possibly early January. The specs seem decent, and although it invokes a mixed emotion, they are not half bad. Lenovo phones are generally quite durable but have suffered from lag from time to time. Such is the case with most Android devices till now, and the scenery is slowly changing for the better. Entry level devices are better optimized and suffer from lags less often, compared to their predecessors. We are hoping the K9 to offer something similar, if not better.
The Lenovo K9 will be built from high-quality plastic as rumors suggest. It won’t be smudge proof, but won’t feel cheap at the same time. Lenovo had a problem with maintaining the bezels on their devices, and the K9 seems to be no exception. As per the leaked designs on the internet, it contains some significant bezels at the top and bottom as well. In a time where people are demanding more screen space, such a feat might hurt the company in the long run. The 5.2-inch HD LCD display is a bit small compared to many other phones. It is supposed to have a pixel density around the 400ppi mark and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The Lenovo is said to be powered by a True-Octa Core processor. If Lenovo manages to pull this off, the K9 benchmark tests will go through the roof. Generally, in low-end devices, there are two sets of quad-cores and only four of them are active at a time. All eight of the cores are never active on lower end devices and is something that is supported in the top tiers. The K9 however, aims to provide the premium performance in the entry-level segment as well. Having all eight cores activated at the same time will give a huge performance boost, but can be a bit a hard on the battery. We will have to wait and see how t pans out in the future. Other specs include 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. News on the availability of the external storage is not yet available. We will keep you updated as soon as we get some information. The device will also have Android 7.1.1 out of the box and maybe upgradable to Android 8.0. The deal breaker on this device is the true octa-core experience, provided that Lenovo does a decent job with the battery life.
The Lenovo K9 is said to come equipped with a 13MP rear sensor. We are not sure if it will be a dual or a single sensor. Provided that the device has true octa-core experience, it should also have dual rear sensors, otherwise, all that horsepower will go to waste. HD video recording will be supported at 720p@30/60fps. The camera may also have phase detection autofocus, HDR, panorama and much more. The front camera is an 8 MP shooter which isn’t too bad, and it will do some decent jobs to those selfies.
The basic video and audio codec pack will be supported as usual i.e., MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLV, MP4, M4A, and H.264.
The K9 is powered by a decently 4000mAh battery which is more than enough to see the device through the whole day. Lenovo has always been quite generous when it comes to the battery and the K9 is no exception. The device also seems to have dual sim capabilities that also supports 4G VOLTE. Other features include WiFi, FM radio, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The device is still yet to be released and the specs are subject to change at the time of release.