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Lenovo K5 Note Now Official with New Helio P10 SoC

Lenovo K5 Note

Lenovo’s K Note series has gained a fair amount of fans in the Philippines over the last few years. Now, their newest addition to the lineup, the Lenovo K5 Note has been announced, and it packs some exciting hardware. Aesthetically, it sports a clean look with near edge-to-edge screen and a fingerprint scanner on the back. What I’m particularly interested in though is that it’s powered by Mediatek’s Helio P10 MT6755 processor!

The Helio P10 is especially exciting not just because it’s a new chip, but because it’s a budget chip designed to deliver bang-for-buck performance that’s hard to beat. The octa-core processor is clocked at 1.8GHz and comes with a significantly faster Mali 860 GPU. It even supports Cat 6 LTE for super fast downloads if the network can support it. Oddly though, it now comes with only 2GB RAM vs the 3GB RAM on its predecessor.

Other specs include a decent 16GB of internal storage, a 13mp camera and a front camera that’s been bumped up to 8mp versus the K4 Note. No news if the Lenovo K5 Note will be headed here as it’s headed to China for now with a price tag of 1,099 yuan (roughly Php8k). If it does manage to get here, it will be a sweet pickup at a price point that will hopefully stay under Php10k.

Lenovo K5 Note Specs

  • 5.5″ Full HD IPS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 401ppi)
  • 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 octa-core processor
  • Mali 860 MP2 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 13mp autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 8mp front camera
  • LTE Cat 6
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 3,500mAh battery
  • Price: 1,099 yuan (roughly Php8k as of writing)
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