Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Mobile

Lenovo K5 Note with full metal body, latest SoC launched

China based tech firm, Lenovo, known primarily for making PCs and its accessories are currently making waves in the smartphone market.

The company, after launching the Lenovo K3 Note early in 2015, just recently launched the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note after the former received tremendous success in the smartphone market. The company has now announced the arrival of the Lenovo K5 Note, a successor to the K4 Note, sporting several upgrades in different areas to its predecessor.

The Lenovo K5 Note is primarily noticed for its large battery, a unique all metal body design and MediaTek’s new SoC chip. Two other highlight features of the handset are its fingerprint scanner, placed below the camera module on the rear panel, and Dolby Atmos powered speakers- which are highlights on the K4 Note as well.

The dual-SIM dual-4G smartphone comes in a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) IPS display, and runs on Android’s Lollipop operating system. It is powered by MediaTek’s new 64-bit ocata-core Helio P10 processor clocked at a speed of 1.8GHz.

This is further coupled with 2GB of RAM and Mali-T860 GPU. There’s 16GB of built-in storage on the phone and a microSD slot is also available which can cater for memory cards as large as 128GB.

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF autofocus, an f/2.2 aperture and dual-tone LED flash apart from an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

The smartphone was launched in China and the listing confirms that the handset supports 4G LTE, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, and FM radio. There’s also a powerful 3,500mAh battery giving life to the phone.

The Lenovo K5 Note is taken as a mid-range handset, and it’s also considered to be quite affordable. Lenovo announced that the handset will cost CNY 1,099 (that’s about 35,000 Naira) in China.

Just like the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note, the Lenovo K5 Note will be also sold via a flash sale model in the Asian country. Information about its availability in other countries wasn’t provided.