Less than a month after unveiling it at MWC, Lenovo today launched the Vibe K5 Plus in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs 8,499, and it is set to go on sale from March 23 onwards. It goes on sale exclusively on Flipkart, but no registrations are required. During the first sale, there will also be an exclusive exchange and upgrade offer for existing Lenovo A6000 and A6000 Plus users.
Lenovo has recently focused on the audio chops, and the Vibe X3 is the best example. With the Vibe K5 Plus too Lenovo has its focus on audio, and the new smartphone boasts a pair of stereo speakers at the back with support for Dolby ATMOS.
The smartphone also supports ‘TheaterMax’, which was first introduced on theLenovo K4 Note. This technology can convert any multimedia content into a virtual reality experience. Be it games or videos, TheaterMax can convert them into “immersive large screen experience boasting smooth graphics, life-like surround sound and responsive 3D gameplay.” Needless to say, the Vibe K5 Plus is compatible with ANTVR headset.
Despite the relatively low price tag, the Vibe K5 Plus features a aluminum body, but with a removable back cover. Underneath is the removable battery, dual-SIM card slots and the microSD card slot. The Vibe K5 Plus will be available in three colors — Champagne Gold, Platinum Silver and Graphite Grey. Lenovo has also managed to keep the thickness down to 7.9mm, and the smartphone weighs 142 grams.
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus specifications, features: It flaunts a 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with 441ppi density, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 616 64-bit octa-core processor paired with Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. There is 16GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
On the photography front, the Vibe K5 Plus features a 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The smartphone also features a 2,750mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough for up to 15.1 hours of talktime and up to 322 hours on standby mode.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under Vibe UI. Lenovo has also preloaded apps like SHAREit, SNAPit, and Guvera Music among others.