The first week of August will be quite busy for tech companies, be it Samsung, Microsoft, and now Lenovo has joined the race.
Quite a good number of great products will be coming to life during this busy week. Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 7, Microsoft is set to roll out the Windows 10 Anniversary update as well as the newest member of the Xbox One family, the 2TB Xbox One S and just a day before these two proceed with their deeds, Lenovo has squeezed some time for the second launch of the Vibe K5 Note smartphone.
Why second launch? Well, the Lenovo Vive K5 Note was first unveiled in China, the company’s home country. However, the tech giant wants another version of the phone selling in other Asian markets and it is starting with India, one of the hottest smartphone markets not just in Asia, but all over the world. Apparently, Lenovo will be adding more power to the Indian variant of the Vibe K5 Note. Where the Chinese version packs a 2GB RAM, the upcoming version will reportedly include a massive 4GB RAM, which is the size you see on all flagship handsets today.
Lenovo has been rampant with tweets of the Vibe K5 Note, one coming in on Friday last week before another followed on Saturday. However, all of them seemed to tout the huge 4GB RAM that the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note is set to come with.
As noted, the initial Lenovo Vibe K5 Note came to life in January this year. Back then, the phone was valued at CNY 1,099, a figure that is equivalent to Rs 11,350 or about $170. However, this amount can only get you a 2GB variant of the K5 Note. As for the price of the 4GB variant, expect it to be higher than what the Chinese version costs.
Other than the improved RAM, lots of other specs from the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note are expected to be retained. You will come across a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p display screen (original version has a 720p HD screen), an all-metal design as well as a fingerprint scanner on the back – features that have in the past been characterized by premium handsets that are also priced extremely high.
Under the hood, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes with a MediaTek SoC, which is a 64-bit octa-core Helio P10 chipset with a clock speed of 1.8GHz. This is paired with a 2GB RAM, which will move to 4GB with the Indian version. The storage unit has 16GB, but this can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 128GB.
The back of the phone has a 13MP snapper with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF as well as dual-tone LED flash. The front part carries an 8MP sensor while the battery to power it is a decent 3500mAh unit. Even though the original Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Indian version could come preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.