Lenovo launches new and affordable VIBE K5 and K5 Pro smartphones


After a very successful 2015, Lenovo is back at MWC 2016 with a brand new slew of devices, the first bunch being the completely metal VIBE K5 and K5 Pro, two affordable mid-range devices with some pretty good specs and a solid price tag.

The Lenovo VIBE K5 is the weaker of the two with a 5-inch 1280 x 720 HD LCD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, expandable storage of up to 32GB and dual sim card slots. It runs on the Octa-core Snapdragon 415 chipset which should give it decent performance and has a pretty large 2750mAh keeping everything going.

The VIBE K5 Pro is for all intents and purposes the exact same phone, with a few minor differences. First, the device’s display has a higher resolution at 1920 x 1080p. The K5 Pro also runs the faster Snapdragon 616 processor, and retails for a slightly higher price than the K5. Aside from that, they’re basically the same device.

Both devices have dual rear facing speakers bundled with Dolby Atmos on board, which should theoretically give them better sound quality than other mid-range devices. The Lenovo VIBE K5 will go on sale in March for $129 while the K5 Pro will retail for $149 instead.

What do you think of Lenovo’s new budget propositions? Would you be interested in getting one of them? Tell us in the comments below.

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