The Motorola brand might be being phased out over time, but the Lenovo brand is very much alive, with the Chinese electronics company having unveiled the K4 Note at CES just a few short weeks ago, and the K5 Note earlier today. Yes, you read that right, Lenovo has already released a follow-up model to the K4. Unlike the K4 Note that is China-bound, the K5 Note is aimed squarely at the Chinese market, and features an all metal design and mostly updated hardware.
Besides featuring an all-metal design, a 5.5 Full HD display and MediaTek’s Helio P10 processor, the Lenovo K5 Note boasts a rectangular design, with a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device that can be used for making payments, unlocking the device as well as a pseudo camera button. One oddity about the K5 Note is that, for some reason, Lenovo has decided to only give it 2GB of RAM, whereas the K4 actually carries 3GB. Like I said, it’s odd. Let’s have a closer look at the rest of the hardware.
- Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI
- 5.5-Inch Full HD IPS display
- MediaTek Octa-core Helio P10 processor @ 1.8GHz
- Mali-T860MP2 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB Internal storage
- MicroSD card support
- Rear Fingerprint scanner
- 13MP Rear camera
- 8MP Front camera
- Dual nano-SIM support (Dual SIM standby)
- Tri-mode TDD: Band 38/39/40/41 (100M) TDS Band 34/39 GSM: Band 2/3/8 (2G/3G/4G)
- LTE Cat 6 – 300/50Mbps
- 1.5W Rear speaker with Dolby Atmos surround sound
- Battery: 3,500mAh (non-removable)
- Dimensions: 152 x 75.7 x 8.49
- Available in Gold and Silver
The K5 Note has been priced at 1,099 Yuan, which equates to around $167, and will be available via flash sales on the Lenovo website, where you can register your interest in the handset. There’s no details on whether Lenovo will bring the k5 Note to other regions as yet.
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