Lenovo K80 features 4 GB of RAM and a 4000 mAh battery, will compete with Asus ZenFone 2

Lenovo K80 features 4 GB of RAM and a 4000 mAh battery, will compete with Asus ZenFone 2
Not long after Asus announced the ZenFone 2 as the world's first smartphone to offer 4 GB of RAM, and Xiaomi introduced the Mi Note Pro with 4 GB of RAM, now Lenovo unveiled its own handset with 4 GB of random-access memory.

Called Lenovo K80, the new handset will directly compete with the Asus ZenFone 2 not just because it offers 4 GB of RAM, but also because its price and other features are relatively similar to those of Asus' smartphone (which is already available in select markers, including China).

The K80 runs Android Lollipop, sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. The handset also offers LTE, a 13 MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, 64 GB of storage space, and a very generous 4000 mAh battery. The K80 is 8.5mm-thin, and comes in various color variants, including black, silver, and red.

Starting April 30, the Lenovo K80 will be available in China for 1,799 CNY ($290). A model with only 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage space will also be released (for 1,499 CNY - about $240). We don't know if Lenovo is planning to launch the K80 in other markets, but we'll let you know when we find out.


via: CNMO (translated)

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44 Comments

1. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Competition is good :)

3. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

yeah but that phone looks like crap, people want something thats's appealing not only with 4gb of ram

5. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

I would take 4GB of RAM and a 4000-5000 mAh battery over looks any day. I put a case on all of my phones anyway.

20. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

So right! So true!

31. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

+11. I'd be all over this in a flash if it wasn't for Vibe UI's SLOW ASS dev progression and 3rd party ROMs' lax. Ticked all the right boxes for me; BIG screen, BIG batt, RAM and SoC last.

32. samsboy unregistered

Cool, just what I am thinking. I thought I was going to buy the LG G4 but the anticipated price can cause crisis inside my wallet. The K80 is welcomed from Lenovo. Good that it's going to house 2 sim again which is what I need.

6. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

If you are literally talking about the looks, that would be pretty subjective.

7. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

point taken, either way i'd still buy a zenfone 2 4gb ram and 32gb storage anyday

14. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yeah, it should win a design award :-D

26. Mizraab

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No wonder people still buy Iphone.

37. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

I think it looks nice, understated, somewhat elegant, clean simple lines.

2. QWERTYslider unregistered

What US carrier is this phone optimized for?

35. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Exactly, what is the purpose, if you can't purchase it. Unless, you go through obscure third parties.

38. okuyok

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Exactly what? I believe it was a legimate question, not a comment to insinuate it won't be sold in the U.S. Right now there seems to be no information about U.S. sales.

4. gaming64 unregistered

Discount iPhone 5c.

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Discounted iphone 5c with Ram and actual multitasking capabilities

21. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

..and customizable

9. waddup121 unregistered

Asia Version of Droid TURBO?

10. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

its using z3560 but zf2 uses z3580

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thanks for highlighting this information. So ZF2 is still better.

23. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

This is a fine observation. Thumbs up.

11. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I like this pushing the technology move. Let Samsung and Apple fight for that premium title and make 512mb and 1gb ram cheap or nearly obsolete for the majority of people. I would love to see a handset of 2gb ram with 32gb internal storage for only $100 in the near future.

15. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And it will buddy. And with the current pace, sooner than you think.

24. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Did anybody think about Lollipop running on 512kB or 1MB of RAM? I remember Google advertise this. I don't think Lollipop will run smooth without 2MB of RAM.

28. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

cicero you seem to be confused no phone can run with 512 kb or 1mb ram Google advertised about 512 mb ram and yes phones lag even with even 1 gb ram minimum of 2 gb is needed to run android but no os at present is as awesome as android

12. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I'd pick the ASUS anyday

13. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

4 gigs of RAM is very nice. 4000 mAh depending on how long it runs ( but quick charging is a must ), so does with 64 GB of storage ( I'm not kind of guy that likes keeping so many datas ). Phone looks = don't like it at all

16. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

That's it, it should tick all the boxes all I'm not buying :-D

17. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Hope its good in multitasking . I doubt because of the ui. But still all these phone will rock if run on stock android.

19. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

zenfone 2 for the win because lenovo's phone looks like crap

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