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.
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.