Lenovo’s K-series were very popular at a time but along the line, the manufacturer sort of messed up the naming. After the Lenovo K6 series in 2016, it announced the Lenovo K8 series in India, skipping the K7 name. Now, rather than go on with the naming, Lenovo’s latest device in the K-series is yet another K5 Note.
To avoid confusing it with the 2016 model, we’ll refer to it as the Lenovo K5 Note (2018) even though Lenovo is calling it just Lenovo K5 Note. The device completes this year’s series which includes the Lenovo K5 Play and Lenovo K5.
Apart from the naming, which we are not pleased with, Lenovo might have a winner here as the K5 Note packs some interesting specs for an affordable price.
Lenovo K5 Note (2018) Design
Unlike the Lenovo K5 and K5 Play which have reflective bodies, the K5 Note is non-reflective metal. However, it comes with the trending 18:9 display with thinner bezels than its siblings.
Lenovo K5 Note (2018) Specs
The Lenovo K5 Note (2018) has a 6.0” display but Lenovo didn’t state the screen resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 450 – the same found in the Xiaomi Redmi 5 which should be its closest rival. It comes with either 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage.
On the rear are dual 16MP cameras while a lone 8MP camera sits in front for selfies and video calls. The phone has a triple card tray which lets you use two SIM cards and a microSD card slot all at once.
The K5 Note (2018) has a 3760mAh battery and runs ZUI 4.0 based on Android Oreo out of the box. Unlike the Lenovo Z5, we do not know if the K5 Note will get updated to Android P.
Lenovo K5 Note (2018) Price and Availability
The Lenovo K5 Note (2018) comes in black, blue and gold. The 3GB RAM variant is priced at ¥799 (~$125) while the 4GB variant is ¥999 (~$156).
Compare the prices to that of the Redmi 5 which sells for ¥699 (~$109) for the 2GB + 16GB model, ¥799 (~$125) for the 3GB + 32GB version and ¥899 (~$140) for the 4GB+32GB model.
The Lenovo K5 Note (2018) will go on sale on 12th of June.