The Lenovo K4 Note, also known as the Vibe K4 Note, has been launched by the company a few weeks ago and is already on sale in India via flash sales on Amazon. However, it looks like the company does not want to make any delays in extending its product line, which is why Lenovo has now launched the Lenovo K5 Note in China.
Though suggested by the name, the K5 Note is not really a successor to the K4 Note in terms of specs; it should have been released as a K4 Note variant instead. The new K5 Note gets a full metal body and gets a fingerprint sensor on the back (just like K4 Note). The speakers, powered by Dolby Atmos, have been moved to the rear though, which might not be liked by all. There’s the same 5.5-inch FullHD IPS screen. Though the front camera is a better 8MP sensor, while the rear 13MP camera gets dual-tone dual-LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, and PDAF.
Under the hood of the Lenovo K5 Note is a 64-bit 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-T860 GPU and 2GB of RAM, while the K4 Note is clocked at 1.3GHz but gets 3GB of RAM. The K5 Note gets the same 16GB onboard expandable storage and dual SIM slots. It is 4G LTE enabled and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box with Lenovo’s Vibe UI on top.
The Lenovo K5 Note has been priced at CNY 1,099 ($167 or INR 11,350) and will currently go on sale in China only via flash sales. The company hasn’t revealed whether or not the K5 Note will be exported outside China. For Indian users, it is highly unlikely that the company will release the K5 Note in India right now, as that would definitely impact the sales of the just-launched K4 Note. But if Lenovo does decide to bring the K5 Note to India, then that can happen around April-May 2016 and the price might be similar to the K4 Note.