After Lenovo posted a teaser video of its next #KillerNote in the early half of this week, Lenovo on Friday 28 July 2017 dropped the launch date for the smartphone via its social media platforms. The date is set to be on August 9, 2017. Lenovo’s post also suggests that the smartphone will be the Lenovo K8 Note, and not K7 Note, which was formerly expected.
The official release date confirmation didn’t come across easy. The date came after a series of mathematical-based quizzes that Lenovo India posted on its social media accounts. The company asked its followers to guess what the next ‘Note’ smartphone would be called. And all the hints were pointing to number 8. Fascinatingly, Lenovo’s confirmation leads us to something that may be the K8 Note. This comes as a bit of a surprise. The company is apparently planning to skip the K7 Note.
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OnePlus, a Shenzen-based Chinese smartphone manufacturer did something similar in the past. OnePlus directly unveiled OnePlus 5 after the OnePlus 3T, although for different reasons. Samsung, too, did something similar last year. The South Korean company directly launched the Galaxy Note 7 by skipping the Galaxy Note 6. This was done to bring the Galaxy Note brand on power with its Galaxy S brand.
We still don’t know why Lenovo decided to go with number ‘8’. There are rumors that the smartphone could feature a dual rear camera. For reference, the Lenovo K6 Note model only sported a single rear camera. So, this makes it even more likely for the upcoming model to get a dual camera module.
Just some time ago, a listing of the Lenovo K8 Note was circulating the online media via GeekBench. This list revealed some key details of the forthcoming ‘Killer Note’. The list rumors that the smartphone will support Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It will be powered by a 1.4GHz MediaTek Helio X20 processor. The device will provide 4GB of RAM. All these features are in comparison to the K6 Note model, which sports a Snapdragon 430 SoC and 3GB of RAM.