Lenovo K5 Note with all-metal body launched; Key upgrades over K4 Note
Lenovo launches K5 Note with all-metal body in China; Key upgrades over K4 Note.Lenovo China (Screen-shot)

Chinese technology major Lenovo has launched the K5 Note within a week after the K4 Note hit the stores in India.

The new K5 Note comes with lots of changes when compared to the K4 Note, both in terms of design and internal hardware. The former boasts of a full-metal body, with a ring-shaped fingerprint sensor on the rear, just below the circular camera module, separated by dual-LED flash, and comes with a new MediaTek P10 Octa-core CPU, bigger 3,500 mAh battery, but its RAM is reduced to 2GB and the dual-speakers on the front-panel have been ditched. It features an 8MP camera on the front.

While the K4 Note flaunts a matte black shell made of polycarbonate compound and its edges are covered by a metal alloy offering sturdy structure to withstand accidental drops and also provide a sense of premium, it also houses two three-grille speakers on the front-panel — one each on top and the bottom to provide enhanced audio experience.

K4 Note features elongated metal strip housing a square fingerprint sensor on the rear having a camera module on the top with dual-Led flash placed to the right side.

Under the hood, K4 Note comes with the new MediaTek [MT6753] Octa-core processor backed by Mali T720-MP3 (up to 450MHz 3D graphics accelerator), 16GB (expandable up to 124GB), 3GB RAM, 3,300mAh cell and a 5MP snapper on the front.

Lenovo K4 Note launch: Price starts at Rs. 11,999, ANTVR Headset costs Rs. 1,299; Specs and availability [Photos]
Lenovo K4 Note launch: Price starts at Rs. 11,999, ANTVR Headset costs Rs. 1,299; Specs and availability [Photos]Twitter / Lenovo India

The only feature K5 Note and its predecessor share is the rear camera's MP count. Both devices come packed with 13MP shooters with dual-LED flash.

Lenovo K5 Note price and release details:

The company has confirmed that the new K5 Note will be available via flash sale later this week in China for ¥1099 (around $167/€154/Rs 11,310).

However, there is no word on whether Lenovo has plans to introduce the new phone in other countries.

Also read: Lenovo K4 Note vs. K3 Note: Specification comparison, everything you need to know

Watch this space for more updates.

Key specifications of Lenovo K5 Note and K4 Note:

Models K5 Note K4 Note
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen
  • Pixel density: 441 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS 178-degree wide-view display, Gorilla Glass 3 screen with 16M colors with 450 Nits Brightness
  • 1000:1 contrast
  • Pixel density: 441 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe v2.5 UI Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe v2.5 UI
Processor 64-bit class 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 Octa-core CPU 64-bit class MediaTek [MT6753] Octa-core CPU
GPU 64-bit class 700MHz dual-core ARM Mali-T860-MP2 graphics core Mali T720-MP3 (up to 450MHz 3D graphics accelerator)
RAM 3GB 3GB
Storage 16GB, expandable up to 128GB 16GB, expandable up to 128GB
Camera
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel ISOCELL camera with F2.2 Aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), full HD recording
  • Front: 8.0-megapixel camera
  • Main: 13.0-megapixel ISOCELL camera with F2.2 Aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), full HD recording
  • Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 3500 mAh; (embedded)
  • Talk time: up to 34.5 hours (2G)/27.5 (3G)/31.5 (4G)
  • Standby time: close to 543.5 hours (4G)
3300 mAh; (embedded)
  • Talk time: close to 23hrs (2G) / 22hrs(3G)
  • Standby time: up to 265hrs (3G) / 292hrs (4G)
Network 4G-LTE (Cat 4: up to 150Mbps (DL) / 50Mbps (UL)) 4G-LTE (Cat 4: up to 150Mbps (DL) / 50Mbps (UL))
Add-ons Full-metal body, Finger-print sensor, dual-SIM (nano+nano) slots, VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE), Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP & LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac), A-GPS. GLONASS, microUSB v2.0, Wolfson WM8281 audio codec based ear-phones, FM Radio, Dolby Atmos audio system with surround sound feature Metal frame, Finger-print sensor, dual-SIM (micro) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP & LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac), A-GPS. GLONASS, microUSB v2.0, Wolfson WM8281 audio codec based ear-phones, FM Radio, Dolby Atmos audio system with surround sound feature
Dimensions 152.0x 75.7 x 8.49mm 153.6 x 76.5 x 9.15-3.8 mm
Weight 150 g 150 g
Price ¥1099 (around $167/€154/Rs 11,310).
  • K4 Note: Rs 11,999/-
  • K4 Note+ ANT VR set: Rs 12,499
  • ANT VR set: Rs 1,299
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