At the ongoing Mobile World Congress, Lenovo has announced two new smartphones, the Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus. The K5 is announced at a price of $129 while the K5 plus would be priced at $149. The K5 is a 5 inch device with a 720p display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 415 processor and has 2 GB of RAM. It has 16 GB of internal storage and comes with dual Dolby Atmos enabled speakers.
The K5 Plus is a 5 inch device as well, but it packs a full HD screen. It is powered by a Snapdragon 616 processor with 2 GB of RAM. It has 13 MP camera at the rear and a 5 MP front shooter.
A quick profiling of the Lenovo mobile product line up would show that each device has a unique feature. Lenovo devices generally don’t boast about specs, but they concentrate on the experience. The K5 mobiles are stylishly designed devices. They bring the stylish appeal to the table, without buring holes in the wallets.
The Vibe K5 mobiles have a interchangeable aluminium casing. It is targeted at entry level buyers, who are looking for style factor along with decent performance and good audio experience. The Vibe K5 and K5 plus are both expected to be launched in India soon.
The K3 was called the K3 Note. The K4 got the Vibe tag and became the Vibe K4 Note. While they were both 5.5 inch device, the K5 and K5 Plus are 5 inch devices. Hence they have shed the Note tag. There is no clear association with a product line and a naming series. Though the product naming is confusing, the Lenovo K5 and K5 Plus appear to have a design that will make you look at it twice.