Lenovo has upped the ante in the budget and mid-tier smartphone segment, bringing affordable devices without sacrificing on quality or specs. True to its reputation, the China tech giant rolled out a duo of budget devices today at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 – Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus.
The first thing that will impress you is the look-and-feel of both devices. Mind you these babies cost under US$150. With some influence of the lovely PHAB Plus, the K5 and K5 Plus feature a metal body with fit and finish only found on more expensive devices.
The duo share similar specs – 5.0-inch LCD displays (K5 get’s 720p while the K5 Plus sports a Full HD), 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD slot and removable 2,750mAh.
The K5 Plus being the more expensive of the two is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, as opposed to the K5’s lower-rated Snapdragon 415. Both pack 13MP rear shooters and 5MP front cameras, 4G LTE connectivity and the common dual-SIM support.
Lenovo continues to feature Dolby Atmos actively in its product range, and it’s a pleasant surprise that the K5 duo comes with this audio technology.
Out of the box, the K5 and K5 Plus run Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes pre-loaded with Lenovo’s suite of apps including SHAREit, SNAPit and Guvera Music.
The Vibe K5 and K5 Plus will be available starting March 2016 for US$129/MYR540 and US$149/MYR623 respectively. Expect them to roll in to Malaysia soon.