Lenovo has set up a strong foothold in the premium smartphone market in India, but so have other brands such as Xiaomi, LeEco and Meizu. In order to stay on the top, these brands have struck a price and specifications war and the end consumers are at the beneficial end of the bargain. Lenovo is now launching a new smartphone that can give it a boost in the competition as it brings several upgrades unseen in its older smartphones at an attractive price.
Lenovo K5 Note is all set to take on rivals such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 2, Meizu M3 Note and others with a quite impressive addition. Details about the K5 Note, including its price in India, is unknown at the moment, but not everything is a mystery.
Lenovo will officially launch the K5 Note in India on Monday, August 1 at 3 p.m., revealing all the necessary details about the phone. The Chinese smartphone maker will be live-streaming the entire launch event for its fans around the country to watch. Until then, here's everything you need to know about the upcoming premium budget smartphone.
Lenovo teased the design of the K5 Note in a brief teaser shared on YouTube and other social media channels. In that video, the company shows the symmetric design of the device and the premium metallic structure that will make it a true rival to the existing sub-Rs. 15,000 smartphones in India.
Lenovo K4 Note-successor was originally launched in China in January this year, but the suspenseful teaser by the company hints at a possible makeover from what we have seen before.
Lenovo K5 Note is expected to feature a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with ultra slim bezels, Gorilla Glass 3 protection. While the company hasn't spoken about the display of the device, this assumption is based on the K5 Note's original release in China. It is highly unlikely that the display will be changed in the Indian version of the K5 Note.
Once again, Lenovo hasn't revealed the camera configuration of the K5 Note for India, but its Chinese version featured a 13-megapixel ISOCELL camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and Full HD recording. The front camera will be fitted with a 8MP lens, good enough for decent selfies.
Processor, RAM and storage
Lenovo has already confirmed that the upcoming K5 Note will feature 4GB of RAM, even though the Chinese variant had 3GB RAM. It remains unclear if the new K5 Note will feature the same CPU and storage option like its Chinese counterpart. In case it does, then the handset will be powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Helio P10 octa core CPU clocking at 1.8GHz and 16GB expandable storage.
The original K5 Note sports a 3,500mAh battery. The upcoming K5 Note is likely to have the same unit, which the company claims can provide up to 27 hours of talk time in 3G.
Lenovo teased a new feature called Secure Zone of the India-based K5 Note on Saturday. This will allow users to save personal files in a private area within the phone. The handset is also expected to feature a fingerprint scanner, dual SIM support, 4G LTE support, VoLTE support, Dolby Atmos audio system and TheaterMax technology.
The K5 Note was launched in China for ¥1099, which hints at an affordable price point in India as well. We are guessing the handset will be launched at Rs. 11,999, but it will definitely be under Rs. 15,000.