Lenovo announces the VIBE K5 and K5 Plus smartphones at MWC

Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona tomorrow, but Lenovo seemingly wanted to get a head start and decided to make a number of announcements today. The company just announced the launch of its new smartphones, the VIBE K5 Plus and its smaller sibling the VIBE K5.

The two handsets represent new options from Lenovo for those looking for decent specs on a tight budget. In fact, the two phones are closer to the mid and low-end of the market, rather than its top of the line, offering “brilliant performance and robust features for a whole lot less” as the company puts it.

Lenovo is positioning the two aluminium-encased, dual-SIM phones as music and entertainment-focused devices and their specs are as follows:

VIBE K5 Plus VIBE K5
Display: 5.0 inches 1080p HD IPS 5.0 inches 720p HD IPS
Size: 142 x 71 x 8.2 mm 150g 142 x 71 x 8.2mm 150g
Colors: Silver, Gold, Grey Silver, Gold, Grey
Android: 5.1 Lollipop 5.1 Lollipop
CPU: Snapdragon 616 @ 1.5Ghz, 8 cores Snapdragon 415 @ 1.4Ghz, 8 cores
RAM: 2GB 2GB
Storage: 16GB; microSD slot with up to 32GB 16GB; microSD slot with up to 32GB
Camera: 13MP rear, LED flash, 5MP front-facing 13MP rear,LED flash, 5MP front-facing
Battery: 2750 mAh, replaceable 2750 mAh, replaceable

The Lenovo VIBE K5 and the VIBE K5 Plus will go on sale in March with a starting price of $129 for the K5 and $149 for the K5 Plus. They’ll be available in select markets in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

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