Lenovo Vibe K5, Vibe K5 Plus Budget Smartphones Launched at MWC 2016


Further expanding its presence in the affordable smartphone market, Lenovo ahead of MWC 2016announced two new smartphones: the Lenovo Vibe K5, and the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus. The only difference between the two smartphones is in the display resolution and SoC.

Both the smartphones offer support for dual-SIM and 4G LTE connectivity. The Lenovo Vibe K5 is priced at $129 (roughly Rs. 8,800), whereas the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus costs $149 (roughly Rs. 10,200). The Lenovo Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus come in Silver, Grey, and Gold colour options.

Starting with the Lenovo Vibe K5, the handset sports a 5-inch LCD HD display (720×1280 pixels). It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 octa-core SoC coupled with Adreno 405, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of inbuilt storage – which can be expanded via microSD card (32GB). Other features of the Lenovo Vibe K5 include a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel sensor on the front.

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, as its name suggests, offers slightly more powerful hardware modules. It has a 5-inch IPS LCD full-HD display (1080×1920 pixels). It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 quad-core SoC with Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It also houses a 13-megapixel rear-camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing sensor.

Both the handsets support dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and Micro-USB 2.0 connectivity options. The Lenovo Vibe K5 and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus have 2750mAh batteries and runAndroid 5.1 Lollipop.

Lenovo at MWC 2016 also launched a number of Android 6.0 Marshmallow tablets and Windows 10 laptops. In the tablet section, the Chinese firm has launched its Lenovo Tab3 7, Lenovo Tab3 8, andLenovo Tab3 10 Business. As for the convertibles, Lenovo has launched the Yoga 710 laptop, the Flex 4 (Yoga 510 internationally) laptop, and the Ideapad Miix 310.