Lenovo K5, K5 Play entry-level phones launched alongside the S5

Lenovo took to stage yesterday to launch the Lenovo S5 primarily. Apart from the show stopper, the company had a number of other products to show as well including two more smartphones. Coming under the K series, the affordable duo that launched are called the Lenovo K5 and K5 Play.

Also read: Lenovo S5 with Snapdragon 625 SoC, ZUI 4.0 launched for Rs 10,000 approx.

Despite the affordable prices, the K5 has an eye-catching shimmery metal and glass build. However, the K5 Play adorns a more subdued polycarbonate chassis.
The K5 Play is the most affordable one in the series but surprisingly packs a Snapdragon chipset. While the K5 sports a MediaTek chipset but has more RAM and storage space. Precisely speaking, the K5 Play has a Snapdragon 430 CPU while the K5 Play has a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek CPU.

Both the handsets share the same physical footprint with a 5.7-inch HD+ display. Needless to say, that makes it an 18:9 aspect ratio panel. The Lenovo S5 was infused with ZUI as are the two K5 variants. Specifically, the K5 runs ZUI 3.1 with Android Nougat and the K5 Play (Lite) runs ZUI 3.7 based on Android Oreo. Both handsets are fueled by a 3000mAh juice pack.

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The camera department of the Lenovo K5 is handled by a 13MP lens that works in tandem with a 5MP lens assisted by LED flash. They have f/2.0aperture and f/2.2 aperture respectively. The front selfie shooter is of 8MP capacity with a f/2.0 aperture.

The hybrid dual SIM Lenovo K5 comes in four variants:

  • 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
  • 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM
  • 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM 
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM

Whereas the Lenovo K5 Play comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

The phone features feature a 13MP + 5MP rear camera with LED flash. The primary 13MP shooter offers f/2.0 aperture, while the secondary 5MP sensor comes with f/2.2 aperture. There is also an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. 

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The Lenovo K5 ships on April 10 while the Lenovo K5 Play ships on April 17th. Which one of these will you prefer? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned with Mr. Phone for the coming week as there are many exciting launches coming up in the few days ahead. 


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