Lenovo introduces K5 and K5 Lite for budget market


The smartphone bears a dual rear camera setup, with two 13-megapixel sensors complete with autofocus, an f/2.2 aperture, and a dual colour temperature flash.

Lenovo K5, K5 Play with 18:9 aspect ratio display and dual rear cameras have been launched in China. There is also an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture in both the smartphones. It comes with three different RAM and storage variants - 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB.

Lenovo K5 and Lenovo K5 Play are budget smartphones, priced at 899 yuan (Rs 9,200 approx) and 699 yuan (Rs 7,200 approx) respectively. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC, which is about a year old, but known for offering a right balance between power and efficiency. The phone also hosts face unlock feature that unlocks the device by mapping the user's face. On the front, it has a 16MP selfie shooter with real-time AI face beautify and face unlock feature. On the software side of things, the phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based ZUI 3.7 that is geared with gesture-based UI to reduce the need for capacitive buttons.

The smartphone comes with a 5.7 inch IPS FHD Plus display and is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). It measures 154×73.5×7.8 mm and weight 155 grams.

Moving on, the K5 is also offered in models which differ by their internal memory configurations. This metal-clad phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery, not the rumoured 6000mAh unit.

In terms of performance, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is once again ahead of the Lenovo S5 on paper, as it has a more powerful Snapdragon 636 processor.

The Lenovo S5, with its all metal body and dual rear cameras looks remarkably like the Xiaomi Mi A1, which invariably means that it looks remarkably like the iPhone 7 Plus. It supports connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and Global Positioning System. The fingerprint sensor in K5 is placed at the back cover. Even though they don't use the same alphabets, the K5 and K5 Lite are to be seen as the watered-down variant of the bigger S5.