Lenovo has made a move that has come as a surprise to the world of mobile technology. They have suddenly launched the Lenovo K5 Note.
This is a really major surprise because this device comes just within a month of the release of its predecessor, the Lenovo K4 Note and moreover, the device has been introduced in a rather dull fashion.
The release of the predecessor, K4 Note was preceded with several announcements, rumors and speculations but they K5 Note came out in a totally random fashion and on top of that, it did not get an international release.
The device has been launched in China for a price of $165 or CNY 1099. Meanwhile, the Lenovo K5 Note has many significant improvements compared to the K4 Note. It came out in the market featuring a full-metal body.
There are also many similarities as well. The K5 Note has been released with a fingerprint scanner, keeping with the trends of the modern smartphone era. It is located below the camera.
Like previous versions of the device, the Lenovo K5 Note also comes with Dolby Atmos Speakers. The K5 Note came out into the market with a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM and Mali-T860 GPU. It supports micro SD storage and comes with 16GB of built-in storage as well.
Therefore, the K5 Note from Lenovo has been launched in January 2016. The device comes with a 5.5inch display and further comes with a full HD display resolution of 1080p. Under the hood, there is a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM.
It comes with 16GB of internal storage capacity which can be expanded to 128GB using a microSD card. In the camera department, the Lenovo K5 Note features a 13-megapixel primary camera located at the rear and an 8-megapixel front camera. The device features a 3500mAh removable battery and further runs on Android 5.1.1.
In terms of dimensions, it measures 152.00 x 75.70 x 8.49 (height x width x thickness). It is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone which comes with slots for two Nano-SIMs. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some Indian LTE networks).
Sensors on this device include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. Similar to other Lenovo smartphones, this device features a Vibe Skin user interface, \
When you look at the K5 Note, it seems like a rather incremental upgrade over its predecessor. It is quite surprising that Lenovo decided to launch another phablet within such a small gap. Let’s place the two phablets against each other and figure out their similarities and differences.
The build quality is one of the most important differentiating factors of these devices. The K4 Note featured a removable plastic back panel while the K5 comes with a full metal body. There is a change in design which makes the K5 Note shorter and slimmer compared to its predecessor.
Both of these tablets have 5.5inch displays with full HD 1080p resolution. The K4 Note features MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 3GB of RAM while its successor, the K5 Note features a 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core 64-bit processor paired with 2GB of RAM.
When it comes to storage capacities, both the phablets are pretty similar with 16GB internal and further options for expandable memory. Both of these devices feature 13-megapixel snappers at the back with dual-LED flash and PDAF support.