Lenovo unveiled the K80, a smartphone that appears to be directly challenging Asus’ recently announced Zenfone 2. The specifications are similar, although the K80 is only set to appear in China; with no word on whether it will be appearing in other markets.
The Lenovo K80 sports 4GB RAM, and is one of the few smartphones to bump the RAM to this level. Asus claims to have been the first to do so on the Zenfone 2, although Xiaomi technically got there first with the Mi Note Pro. That aside, it also has 64GB of storage with no apparently expansion slot. There is also a reduce specification version that runs on 2GB RAM and 32GB storage in the works.
Powering the K80 is a 64-bit Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.8GHz, along with a 4000mAh battery. This trend of larger batteries is interesting, considering that Acer has also announced the Liquid X2 which has the same battery capacity. With any luck it will mean less time spent searching for a charging station.
A 5.5-inch display, LTE connectivity, and a 13-megapixel rear camera round out the specifications. The Lenovo K80 will also ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop with Lenovo’s Vibe UI overlaid.
The Lenovo K80 will be shipping in China on 30 April for RMB1799 (about RM1040). Lenovo says that the reduced specification version will sell for RMB1499 (about RM866), although it has not said when this will appear. It is assumed that both these devices will be sold outside of China at some point.