Before buying Motorola, Lenovo pretty much focused on its own smartphones. The company’s Lenovo K Note series was one of the most successful lineups in the company’s portfolio. While the company is strongly focused in keeping the Moto G series, it also releases new K Note devices like the last year’s K10 Note. Now, the company is gearing up to unveil the Lenovo K12 Note. Today, a set of leaked renders have surfaced, and unfortunately, we’re not looking at a new device, but a rebranded Moto G9 Play.
The first reports about the Lenovo K12 Note appeared in the last month. The report was already stating that the Lenovo K12 Note would be nothing besides a rebranded Moto G9 Play. Interestingly enough, the phone is known as Moto G9 in India. Now, the company will unveil the very same handset with a third possible name in new markets.
Lenovo K12 Note. Basically same as Moto G9 (Play) but with slower 15W charging pic.twitter.com/AiqQBmRdsZ
— Sudhanshu (@Sudhanshu1414) October 29, 2020
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The new renders come as a courtesy from the leakster Sudhanshu Ambhose (@Sudhanshu1414). The renders show the Lenovo K12 Note from all angles. Interestingly enough, the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner no longer houses the Motorola logo. Instead, we have the Lenovo logo at the bottom right corner of the phone. The images show the phone will come in green and blue colorways just like the Indian version of the Moto G9.
Lenovo K12 Note specs (based on Moto G9 Play)
While the Lenovo K12 Note looks like the Moto G9 Play, there are some inconsistencies in the internals. According to the leakster, the K12 Note will lack the 20W fast-charging technology. Instead, we’re in for a device with 15W fast-charging for a 5,000mAh battery. Other specifications include a 6.5-inch HD+ display. Under the hood, the phone has a Snapdragon 662 chipset and is available in multiple RAM and Storage variants. We believe that the base model will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone also has a capable triple camera setup on the rear comprising a 48MP main camera.
It’s too late for an October release, so we believe that Lenovo is targeting a November launch for the new handset. Moreover, it will not be available in many markets. After all, there’s no sense in launching the device in markets where the Moto G9 Play is available. We expect more details to come in the next month and possibly a confirmation from Lenovo.