Although it’s only been a few weeks since the launch of the K4 Note in India, Lenovo has gone ahead and announced the K5 Note. The new device is set to be vended via a flash sale in China taking place this week.
The Lenovo K5 Note is priced at 1099 Yuan (roughly $167 or Rs 11300). It looks quite different from its predecessor, sporting an all-metal build and speakers on its back. The phone’s specifications have changed as well, notably in the CPU department with the newly released octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor which is supported by a Mali-T860 GPU.
The dual-SIM K5 Note has been blessed with a fingerprint scanner on its rear surface. Other than unlocking the handset, it can also be used for clicking photos and making payments. The phone gets its engines running via a 3500mAh battery equipped with fast charging technology. The powerhouse can apparently last for 543.3 hours of standby time and 34.2 hours of 2G talk time.
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While the Lenovo offering currently runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with a layer of the brand’s Vibe UI skinned on top, the brand promises it will receive the upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow within the next few weeks. A 13MP camera rests on its back panel and comes with features like dual-tone LED flash and PDAF.
A quick snapshot of the top specifications of the Lenovo K5 Note:
– Display: 5.5-inch LTPS, 1920 x 1080 pixels
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Vibe UI, upgradable to Android 6.0
– CPU: octa-core MediaTek Helio P10
– GPU: Mali-T860
– Storage: 16GB storage, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 2GB
– Cameras: 13MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 3500mAh battery
– Size: 152 x 75.7 x 8.49mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, VoLTE
There’s no word on whether the Lenovo K5 Note will be released outside China yet. We’ll keep you posted as and when that happens.