Lenovo Launches K5 Note and A5 (2018) in China
Yesterday, Lenovo launched 3 new smartphones (Lenovo Z5, K5 Note, and A5) at an event in Beijing. Although, Lenovo Z5 is the most expensive of the three phones and took the spotlight, new Lenovo A5, and Lenovo K5 Note also come with decent specs.
You can read more about the stunning Lenovo Z5 here. Let’s have a look at the other two mid-range range phones from the Chinese brand.
LENOVO K5 NOTE
For starters, the Lenovo K5 Note (2018) comes with a 6-inch (720 x 1440 pixels) HD+ IPS touchscreen display with the modern 18:9 aspect ratio. Due to the large display and low resolution, its pixel density is very low at 268 PPI.
The phone boots Android Oreo 8.1 the latest OS from Google and comes with a custom Lenovo ZUI 4.0. Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core chip along with the Adreno 506 GPU.
There is a 3760 mAh battery fuels the device and is capable of lasting all day long.
The mobile comes in 2 variants – 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage, and 4 GB RAM paired with 64 GB internal storage. The memory of both of the variants is expandable up to 256 GB with the help of a microSD card.
The smartphones weigh 176 grams at a thickness of 8.5 mm.
- 6-inch HD+ IPS Display, 18:9 ratio.
- Snapdragon 450 processor at 1.8 GHz clock speed.
- 16 MP + 2 MP Dual Rear Camera.
- 2GB/32GB, 3GB/64GB variants.
- Fingerprint scanner.
- 3760 mAh battery.
Following the trend of dual-camera setups, Lenovo K5 Note comes with a 16-megapixel (f/2.0) along with a secondary, fixed focus 2-megapixel (f/2.4) camera.
An 8-megapixel camera resides on the front side for selfies and has a f/2.4 aperture.
Meanwhile, the phone still carries an older Micro-USB port and does not employ USB Type-C.
Lenovo K5 Note costs CNY 799, or roughly Rs. 8400 for 32 GB storage and 3 GB RAM variant.
Whereas the 64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM is available at CNY 999, which translates to roughly Rs. 10,500.
Availability of Lenovo K5 Note will be in three colors: Gold, Black, and Rose Gold.
Lenovo A5 is the second phone apart from the K5 Note, that was launched alongside the premium Lenovo Z5.
It is fitted with a 5.45-inch IPS display, that comes with an HD+ (720 x 1440) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Its pixel density is higher in comparison to the Lenovo K5 Note at 295 PPI.
Powering the device is a Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 chipset along with PowerVR GE8100 GPU onboard.
One of the most exciting things about the Lenovo A5 given its relatively low price is its very large 4000 mAH battery.
Since the display is small and it comes with a huge battery, it is safe to say that the phone might easily last over a day.
The mobile weighs 160 grams and has a thickness of 9.8 mm.
The Lenovo A5 comes with two inbuilt storage options – 32 GB or 16 GB – while the RAM is fixed at 3 GB for either variant.
- 5.45-inch IPS HD+ with 18:9 aspect ratio
- 13-megapixel (f/2.2) rear camera.
- 8-megapixel (f/2.2) front camera.
- 16 GB or 32 GB inbuilt storage.
- 3 GB RAM
- Fingerprint scanner at the back.
- 4000 mAh battery.
The main camera module of Lenovo A5 has a single 13-megapixel sensor and comes with a f/2.2 aperture and a monochrome flash.
There is an 8-megapixel camera on the front side for capturing selfies with a f/2.2 aperture value.
Interestingly, Lenovo A5 didn’t miss out on the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Also, it comes with a fingerprint scanner, present on the back side of the device.
Pricing of Lenovo A5 is CNY 599, translates to roughly Rs. 6300. It comes in 3 colors: Rose Gold, Gold, and Black.
Both the A5 and K5 Note come with similar resolution, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and non-removable battery.
Whereas camera wise, Lenovo K5 Note 5 triumphs the Lenovo A5 on paper but falls short in terms of battery capacity.
Written By – Prateek Sharma.
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