Lenovo announces Vibe K5 Note with VR support for Rs. 11,999 from August 3


Lenovo announced a new member of the Vibe series on August 1 at an event in New Delhi, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note smartphone. The phone will be available on Flipkart from August 3 in an open sale that will begin at midnight. The phone can be bought for Rs. 11,999.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes with a 5.5-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution, 401 ppi pixel density, and a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees. The phone is 8.5 mm thick and is 165 grams heavy.

The dual-SIM phone runs Lenovo’s Pure UI on top of Android v6.0 Marshmallow OS on a MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 SoC that cradles a 1.8GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU and a Mali-T860MP2 GPU for games. The phone comes with 4GB of RAM while its storage capacity is limited to 32GB, expandable to 128GB.

Cameras on the Vibe K5 Note are a 13-megapixel primary camera with a f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and dual-LED flash, and an 8-megapixel secondary camera. Both cameras support HD recording. The phone comes with TheaterMax VR technology. The Vibe K5 Note is powered by a 3,500mAh non-removable Li-Po battery.

The dual SIM standby phone supports 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS and GLONASS for navigation, and a micro-USB v2.0 port. The phone will feature a fingerprint scanner below the rear camera for security.

The Vibe K5 Note is available in three colors: Black, Silver, and Gold.

To avoid ambiguity, the Lenovo K5 Note (no Vibe) on the other hand, comes with 16GB of storage, Android v5.1 OS, Vibe UI and Bluetooth v4.0. The two phones are similar in other aspects.

Lenovo also launched its VR devices at the event: its VR Controller and ANT VR headset. These will be compatible with the new Lenovo Vibe K5 Note smartphone.