Lenovo launches K5 Note with 5.5-inch HD display and fingerprint sensor

By January 25th, 2016 AT 5:13 PM

After a series of leaks and rumours, Lenovo has finally made the K5 Note official. The company has launched the successor to the K4 Note in China for a price of 1099 Yuan (approx. Rs. 11,325/US$ 167). The device is up for pre-ordering in China, and will start shipping from January 31. Lenovo has not yet revealed its plans for the global rollout of the K5 Note. 

Lenovo K5 Note

The Lenovo K5 Note does not come with a substantial overhaul from its predecessor, however, unlike the K4 Note, this one features an all-metal body. One of the main features in the K5 Note is the fingerprint scanner, which is placed right below the primary camera lens on the back panel. The smartphone also features Dolby Atmos-powered speakers, which were present in the K4 Note too. Treading the same path as the K4 Note, the K5 Note is also powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor clubbed with 2GB of RAM. The device has 16GB internal storage, which can be further increased up to 128GB via microSD card.

In the imaging department, The Lenovo K5 Note comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera with Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), dual-tone LED flash, and a f/2.2 aperture, along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone supports connectivity options such as 4G LTE (Indian bands compatible), 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, and FM radio. On the software front, the device runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Vibe UI on top. The device is backed by a 3,500mAh battery.

Lenovo K5 Note specifications

  • 5.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 1.8 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 chipset clubbed with 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 13MP primary camera with dual-tone LED flash, and 8MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS/ EDGE, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, and FM radio
  • 3,500mAh battery

Well, going by the specs, there is not much change in the hardware. However, the metal body does give a good tweak to the overall outlook of the K5 Note. What’s your take on the K5 Note? Would you be willing to buy it? Let us know through the comment section.

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