Lenovo took the wraps off the much-rumored Z5 yesterday, and it left nearly everyone disappointed. Apart from the Z5 though, Lenovo also had a few other launches that included two new smartphones, a smartwatch, and also the latest version of its ZUI user interface.
Lenovo K5 Note and A5
The Lenovo K5 Note, as the name suggests, is the successor to the device launched back in 2016. The refreshed version brings in upgraded internals as well as a modern design.
The K5 Note features a 6-inch HD+ (1440×720 pixels) IPS display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. There are two variants to choose from – 32GB+3GB and 64GB+4GB. The base variant is priced at RMB 799 (Rs 8,300 approximately), while the top variant is priced at RMB 999 (Rs 10,400 approximately).
The smartphone also comes with a dual-camera setup (16-megapixel+2-megapixel) boasting AI capabilities at the back, 8-megapixel front camera with beauty modes, microSD card slot, and a 3,760mAh battery. On the software front, it runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.
The Lenovo A5, on the other hand, is more affordable with a price tag of RMB 599 (Rs 6,300 approximately). It comes with a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 display, and is powered by a MediaTek MT6739 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. There are two storage variants to choose from, with either 16GB or 32GB internal storage.
The smartphone also features a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, an 8-megapixel selfie camera with the same aperture, and a bigger 4,000mAh battery. On the software front, this smartphone too runs Android 8.1 Oreo.
Lenovo Watch X
Lenovo also launched a sleek smartwatch with a circular watchface that can easily pass off as a traditional watch. Dubbed Lenovo Watch X, it features six sensors that include a geomagnetic, barometer, heart rate, blood pressure, gravity, and a gyroscope. These sensors help the watch track the users’ blood pressure, and heart rate among other vitals.
The Watch X flaunts an OLED display, and is powered by a 600mAh that Lenovo claims can last up to 45 days on standby mode. For connectivity, it uses Bluetooth 5.0 LE, and it also boasts water resistance up to 80 meters.
The Lenovo Watch X is priced at RMB 299 (Rs 3,100 approximately) for the Milanese strap version, and RMB 329 (Rs 3,400 approximately) for the leather strap version. There is also a Watch X Plus variant, which is priced at RMB 399 (Rs 4,000 approximately) for the Milanese version, and RMB 429 (Rs 4,500 approximately) for the leather version.
Watch: How to install Android P Beta on select smartphones
Lastly, Lenovo also unveiled ZUI 4.0, the latest version of its user interface. While details are scarce, the company revealed that the focus was on full-screen gestures, and better CPU and memory management to ensure smooth performance.