Less than a month after unveiling it at MWC, Lenovo has launched the K5 Plus in India at Rs 8,499 and it goes on sale from March 23rd onward, with no flash sales.
To consolidate its strong performance in the sub- Rs 10,000 segment (sub 150 US$) that it had conquered with its super hit models like A6000, A6000 Plus, A7000 and K3 Note, the Vibe K5 Plus is set to continue to the trend. Though the name is big confusing if we anyone had any idea that K5 Plus would be an upgrade to the recently launched K4 Note. It is not and is not part of the Note series of the Lenovo.
The K5 Plus is also the first metal bodies Smartphone in the lineup and boasts of dual stereo speakers at the back and along with Dolby Atmos technology. Lenovo has also included the TheatreMax technology it has previous introduced with K4 Note and Vibe X3, making this device also compatible with ANT VR headset and the user can experience big screen experience of the media contents with this technology.
The new Smartphone features a 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 616 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz, paired with Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. There is 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. On the software side it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI layered on top.
On the camera side, the Vibe K5 Plus houses a 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front facing camera. The battery pack includes a 2,750mAh. The Smartphone will be available in three colors — Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver and Graphite Grey. It measures 7.9 mm in thickness and weighs 143 grams.
The K5 Plus will be a FlipKart exclusive and will go on sale from March 23rd and there is also exchange offers for those planning to upgrade to it from A6000 / A6000 Plus.