Chinese manufacturer Lenovo did not unveil its next flagship phone at the MWC 2016 but brought into the market two new smartphones the Vibe K5 and the Vibe K5 Plus, which are classified as mid-range smartphones. According to a report in Gadgets 360, despite being mid-range devices, both smartphones are designed with an all-metal case.
Both phones are expected to arrive in March, with the Vibe K5 priced at $129 and the Vibe K5 Plus priced at $149. In terms of specs, the more basic of the two devices is the 5-inch Vibe K5, which has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels HD display. Under the hood, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 octa-core chipset powers it, together with an Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. Internal storage is available at 16 GB and is expandable up to 32 GB via a microSD card. Its cameras are a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front or selfie camera.
The Vibe K5 Plus has more powerful hardware than the basic model. While its screen size is the same, display resolution is better at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels Full HD. Under the hood, it has a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 chipset with an Adreno 405 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. It has the same camera set-up as the Vibe K5.
Both handsets are dual-SIM capable and they also support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and Micro-USB 2.0 connectivity. Battery capacity is the same for both at 2,750 mAh. They will come pre-installed with Android 5.1 Lollipop. The handsets will come in three color variants silver, grey and gold.
According to the report, the handsets are equipped with Dolby Atmos speakers for better audio of stereo quality. The phones are also said to be the successor of Lenovo’s A6000 series which are set to be discontinued from now on.
The report also mentioned that the upcoming Lenovo smartphones will fall under the Vibe or Moto sub-brands.