Lenovo has launched the Vibe K5 Plus in India. It is a budget smartphone, along the lines of the company’s previous A6000 and A7000 smartphones, and competes alongside rival devices such as the Coolpad Note 3 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime.
The Vibe K5 Plus has a 5-inch, FullHD 1080p scratch-resistant display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 (4x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 + 4x 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 + Adreno 405) along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage with microSD support up to 128GB.
The phone has dual SIM support along with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, and FM Radio.
On the imaging front, there is a 13 megapixel OmniVision OV13850 sensor with f2.2 aperture 5 element lens on the back and a 5 megapixel sensor with f2.8 aperture on the front.
The battery is 2750mAh and is user removable. The phone runs on Android 5.1 and has support for Lenovo’s TheaterMax, which splits the screen content into two to give a more immersive experience when viewing through the optional ANT VR headset. The K5 Plus also supports Dolby Atmos and has dual stereo speakers on the back, but don’t expect much in terms of stereo separation due to their positioning.
The phone comes in gold, silver, and gray with an aluminum casing on the back.
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is priced at INR 8499 ($126) and will be available exclusively through Flipkart starting March 23, 2016 at 12 noon. There will be an exchange offer for existing A6000 and A6000 Plus users during the first sale.