Lenovo has no idea what to do with the company they bought from Google a few years back, Motorola, and witness stands the ping-pong the Chinese keep playing with their smartphone business. First they dropped the Motorola branding, then they brought it back with the promise of releasing smartphones only under Motorola Moto brand, but for some unknown reason Lenovo is back in the smartphone game announcing the Lenovo K5 and K5 Play smartphones (not under Moto branding), this week.
Lenovo K5 and K5 Play officially announced
The first of the two budget phones is the more performant one dubbed — Lenovo K5, which comes with a 5.7-inch LCD display and HD+ screen resolution (1,440 x 720 px), it has MediaTek’s MT6750 chipset inside, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a dual camera at the back comprised of 13MP (f/2.0 aperture) + 5MP (f/2.2 aperture) sensors, an 8MP front-facing snapper for selfies, a fingerprint sensor, micro USB port, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
The funny thing is that Lenovo K5 runs Nougat, while the lesser powerful model runs Oreo (probably because it cant handle an older version due to hardware limitations).
Lenovo K5 Play has a similar display, but comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 chipset and in 2GB of RAM + 16GB ROM storage or 3GB RAM + 32GB of ROM. The K5 Play has a dual main camera comprised of 13MP + 2MP sensors.
As for pricing, the Lenovo K5 will be available in China starting April 10, in Black, Gray and Blue colours starting at about 115 Euros. The K5 Play costs 90 Euros, so it is cheaper but it will only be available from April 17, in Black, Gold and Blue colours.
Aren’t they looking nice for two budget phones?