Lenovo K8 Plus Android 8.0 Oreo update release imminent, receives Wi-Fi certification


Motorola-owned Lenovo had released its current-generation K-series smartphones — the Lenovo K8, K8 Plus, and K8 Note — in India last year. The company had also confirmed that the phones will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo starting June 2018. Initially, the K8 Plus was believed to  receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update in June, whereas the latter two phones were expected to receive the update in July 2018. However, that’s not the case if we go by recently received certifications of the phones by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Lenovo K8 Plus: Android 8.0 Oreo Update

As per the WFA certification, the Motorola XT1902-2 (Lenovo K8 Plus) is seen running Android 8.0 Oreo. This can be taken as an indication that the software update release is imminent, and that it could happen as early as June. While, there hasn’t been any official announcement from the company about the actual release date, progress has been happening for the rollout. However, it’s still underwhelming to see Lenovo bringing the Oreo update to its phones a year of the official release of Android 8.0 Oreo.

Lenovo K8 Plus: Features, Specifications

To recap you with the specifications of the Lenovo K8 Plus, it sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD resolution (1080×1920 pixels) and 16:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by the MediaTek MT6757 Helio P25 processor with octa-core CPU and ARM Mali-T880MP2 GPU. The handset comes in two different RAM and storage options. The base model comes packed with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the higher-end variant comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The phone was released last year with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. In terms of imaging, the Lenovo K8 Plus features a dual-camera setup consisting of a 13MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. At the front, there’s an 8MP camera to capture selfies and to make video calls. Connectivity-wise, the phone has a dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE & VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, microUSB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It packs a massive 4000mAh battery but lacks support for fast charging.