Lenovo is all set to launch the successor to the Vibe K4 Note smartphone, the K5 Note, in India. The Chinese company over the weekend in a tweet teased the upcoming launch. It said, “You don’t have to worry about a ‘house-full’ when you have the best seat in the house. The #KillerNote5 is coming.”
While the “5 days to something noteworthy” in the tweet tipped the India launch for Wednesday, the company has confirmed to Gadgets 360 the Lenovo K5 Note will be launched next month in the country. It will release the first teaser on Wednesday, Lenovo India clarified.
We will have to however see whether Lenovo launches its new K5 Note with the same name as the China variant or add the “Vibe” moniker to it for the Indian market.
Back in January, Lenovo’s K5 Note was unveiled in China within few weeks of the launch of the Vibe K4 Note in India. It was priced at CNY 1,099 (approximately Rs. 11,350) and was initially only available to buy in the company’s homeland.
The Lenovo K5 Note packs a lot of improvements over the K4 Note such as an all-metal body. Another highlight feature of the handset is its fingerprint scanner, placed below the camera module on the rear panel – though a similar sensor was on board the Vibe K4 Note as well. The handset also packs Dolby Atmos powered speakers which is the highlight on the K4 Note as well.
Much like the Vibe K4 Note, the K5 Note is also powered by a MediaTek processor. The K5 Note packs a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM and Mali-T860 GPU. It packs 16GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The dual-SIM dual-4G Lenovo K5 Note features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display, same as the Vibe K4 Note. The Lenovo K5 Note sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF autofocus, an f/2.2 aperture and dual-tone LED flash apart from an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based handset runs the company’s proprietary Vibe UI on top. It supports dual Nano-SIM. The K5 Note smartphone packs digital compass, accelerometer, proximity, and ambient light sensors.