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Big Battery Lenovo K5 Note Is Now Official, Costs $167

January 24, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Lenovo is one of the largest China-based tech companies at the moment. This company is very well-known in the PC business, but they also make compelling smartphones. Their K3 Note handset, which was announced back in March 2015, has been quite popular in the market. That smartphone offered a rather solid set of specs, and was quite affordable, which is probably one of the reasons Lenovo managed to sold quite a few units of this phone.

That being said, the Lenovo K4 Note has been announced earlier this month, on January 5th, and believe it or not, Lenovo has just unleashed the K5 Note smartphone. Now, it is worth mentioning that the K4 Note was introduced in India earlier this month, and the K5 Note arrived to China two weeks after. The Lenovo K5 Note features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The 3,500mAh battery is also a part of this package, and the phone is fueled by MediaTek’s Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor. Many smartphone manufacturers already utilized MediaTek’s new SoC, and a ton more are waiting in line to do so, this could be one of the most used mid-range processors in 2016. The 13-megapixel shooter is placed on the back of the K5 Note, and an 8-megapixel snapper is available up front. The Dolby Atmos is included here as well, and it should help with audio performance as a whole. The K5 Note is made out of metal, and it features three capacitive buttons below the display, overview, home and back, respectively. The fingerprint scanner is located on the back of the phone, as is the device’s loudspeaker. It is also worth mentioning that the phone is 8.49mm thick, which is not bad considering its rather large battery unit.

The Lenovo K5 Note differentiates from the K4 Note quite a bit in terms of the design, and specs alike. The K4 Note sports a somewhat curvier body, and the design of its back is completely different compared to the K5 Note. The K5 Note is a mid-range handset, and it’s also quite affordable. Lenovo has announced that this handset will cost 1,099 Yuan ($167) in China, which is quite compelling.