Lenovo has confirmed that its upcoming smartphone, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note will be available for sale on Flipkart from next week i.e. August 1. The smartphone was earlier rumored to be sold on Amazon India as its predecessor, the Lenovo K4 Note was launched through the same e-commerce site. But recently, Flipkart has confirmed via twitter that the new Vibe K5 Note will be available for purchase on its e-store.
— Flipkart (@Flipkart) July 25, 2016
Sudhin Mathur, Executive Director, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo, said in a statement, “Last year Lenovo was the top smartphone brand of 2015 on Flipkart and we aim to retain that position this year as well. Since last year, Flipkart has sold over 5 Million units of Lenovo smartphones and we will aim to reach consumers spread across 15000+ pin codes through this partnership,”.
With Lenovo Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus smartphone already launched in India for INR 6,999 and INR 8,499 respectively. The K4 Note is priced for INR 10,999. In China, the K5 Note is priced at 1,099 Yuan, which is approximately INR 11,300. These numbers indicates that smartphone could be launched between INR 12,000 – INR 15,000.
Specifications of Lenovo Vibe K5 Note
As per the International Business Times, Lenovo has revealed that the Vibe K5 Note bound for India will have 4 GB RAM, 2 GB more than the original model sold in China. The device features a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) IPS display and is powered by MediaTek’s 64-bit Helio P10 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, and paired with Mali-T860 GPU. It will e interesting to see if the company sticks with the 16 GB internal storage or launches a 32 GB storage variant.
The K5 Note sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The smartphone also supports Lenovo’s TheatreMax technology and ANTVR headset to convert games and videos in virtual reality. At the back of the smartphone is a 1.5W speaker with Dolby ATMOS surround sound support, and a fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication, which is placed right below the rear camera.
The device is backed with a 3,500 mAh battery and support for fast charging, connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and VoLTE. On the software front, the runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under Vibe UI. It remains to be seen if the Indian variant will run on the same OS or come with Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
Source: International Business Times