Pretty soon it’s not going to be newsworthy when smartphone makers cram 4GB of RAM into their handsets. But right now it’s enough of a novelty to note that Lenovo’s getting in on the action.

The Lenovo K80 smartphone has a 5.5 inch display, a 4,000 mAh battery, and 4GB of memory. It’s powered by an Intel Atom processor and it should be available in China soon for less than $300.

lenovo k80

In other words, Lenovo’s new phone is a lot like the Asus Zenfone 2, except the Lenovo model has a bigger battery than the 3,000 mAh unit that comes with the Asus phone.

On the other hand, Asus plans to sell the Zenfone 2 worldwide, while the Lenovo K80 is only available in China for now.

Chinese startup Elephone is also introducing a line of phones with 4GB of RAM. Like I said, this sort of thing won’t be news for much longer.

Lenovo’s phone has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a 13MP rear camera, and 64GB of storage. It runs Google Android 5.0.

The company will also offer a cheaper model with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage for about $240.

via Phone Arena



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16 replies on “Lenovo K80 smartphone sports 4GB of RAM, 4000 mAh battery”

  1. The E-book sellers allow you to use any device by just adding their apps. Phones should be the same way, just download a carrier’s app if you want to use their network. Change carrier? Just change the carrier app.

    1. Changing carriers easily means you have a choice, and therefore the carriers will have to actually compete for your business. The cellular business in the U.S. is a corrupt mess. A corrupt government in Washington let’s it happen. But there are signs it may be changing, at least as long as MVNOs are allowed to exist (mostly) unhindered.

    2. The nexus 6 is supported by all tier1 US carriers. The only carrier that might get pissy about bringing one unlocked is Verizon.

  2. When the F these phones going to be available in the US!? I’m tired of these other companies trying to sell their phones for 500, 600 and 700 bucks ffs!

    1. there’s no incentive for the companies in the US to lower their prices, since consumers gobble it up regardless. I for one, refuse to buy phones at flagship prices, so I’m hoping these Chinese phones show up in the US as well. I’m currently using the Nexus 5, which was very reasonably priced when it first came out.

    2. The average US phone buyer doesn’t look at full price, just on-contract price. $300 would be too much out of pocket for them. . . sad, but seems to be the case.

      Though I would like to see these things with US LTE support!

      1. the ZenFone 2 is possessed of all US LTE bands the only thing it is missing is the sub frequencies of the 700mhz spectrum (which i suspect might be able to be unlocked with a firmware update) that T-Mobile uses and it is dual-sim which i why i want it

        1. Band support is hardware first, software second. No firmware update will give you bands the hardware doesn’t support.

          1. not necessarily the hardware can tune into the 700mhz frequency so theoretically it should be able to tune sub-frequencies.. the Nexus 5 i recall received a firmware update to tune into Sprint Spark

          2. I understand that, but the hardware already had the capability to run on bands 26 and 41, the firmware update just allowed it to happen. If the hardware doesn’t support it, there’s nothing that can be done with a firmware update.

            Take t-mo’s purchase of 700 mhz a-block(band 12) from verizon for example. Basically no smartphone at that time could support band 12, even though smartphones did support 700mhz b/c blocks (band 17).

    3. Well, in the US you pay $200 on contract for the iphone/top-android. There are a couple $100-on-contract phones and then there’re the $0-on-contract phones. If you go with $0 down, why would you choose the $300 full price phone over the $500 full price phone, if both cost you the same? You don’t even get a discount on your plan if you bring your own phone. (T-mo is an exception to this.)

      1. If you’re somebody who wants to use their own device, cricket(owned by at&t) would the way to go if you want great coverage and good speeds. Really no reason to have a postpaid account in that case.

      2. Sadly there is a market failure in the US. The price for unlimited calls + several GB of data should be less than $10 a month.

    4. You could always order one from aliexpress. You’d want to make sure it works on your network though.

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