Lenovo India started rolling out an update to the Vibe K5 Note that brings 4G VoLTE (voice over LTE) support. According to the Chinese company, the software update started rolling out to units in India last week and should be available to all users in the country. Users can manually check for the update via Settings > About Phone > System Update. The new update bumps the software version to S312.
With the software update, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note will be able to make VoLTE calls through Reliance Jio network.
To recall, Lenovo launched the Vibe K5 Note in India carrying a price tag of Rs. 11,999 for the variant with 3GB of RAM, and Rs. 13,499 for the variant with 4GB of RAM. The highlight feature of the Vibe K5 Note handset is its fingerprint scanner, placed below the camera module on the rear panel. The handset also packs Dolby Atmos powered speakers, with the technology also extending to the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) Lenovo Vibe K5 Note runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow in India, the company’s Pure UI skin on top – said to be closer to stock Android. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display, and comes with TheaterMax technology for conversion of regular content into immersive VR content. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) processor clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM and Mali-T860 GPU. It supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF autofocus, an f/2.2 aperture and dual-tone LED flash apart from an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It supports dual Nano-SIM cards and packs digital compass, accelerometer, proximity, and ambient light sensors.
Lenovo, shortly after revealing the Vibe C2, has now unveiled the Vibe C2 Power smartphone in Russia. The new Lenovo Vibe C2 Power features upgraded innards compared to the Lenovo Vibe C2. There is no pricing announced for the Vibe C2 Power as of now. At the time of writing, the smartphone was not listed by the company’s Russian site. We can expect the handset to go on sale soon in Russia.
Much like the Lenovo Vibe C2, the Vibe C2 Power features a 5-inch HD display and is powered by 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor. The new C2 Power packs double the amount of memory – 2GB of RAM – than the previous Vibe C2. There is 16GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB).
One of the biggest improvements in the new Vibe C2 Power is in battery department. The new smartphone packs a 3500mAh battery compared to the 2750mAh battery seen on the Vibe C2. Thanks to the larger battery, the Vibe C2 Power is thicker at 143×71.4×9.5mm and is heavier at 156 grams than the Vibe C2.
It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera, similar to the Vibe C2. Connectivity options on the Lenovo Vibe C2 Power include 4G, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Micro-USB. The smartphone also supports Indian LTE bands. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The Russia launch of the smartphone was first reported by Helpix.ru.
The publication also claims that the Lenovo Vibe C2 is now retailing in Russia at RUB 11,000 (approximately Rs. 11,200).
Need to catch up on the top stories of the week? You’ve come to the right place. This week was highlighted by the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Price).
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The other big launch this week was the Xiaomi Redmi 3S. It comes with a 4100mAh battery and 2GB of RAM as well as 16GB of storage. It’s priced at Rs. 6,999.
Another variant of the phone called the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime comes with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a fingerprint scanner. It will be availble at Rs. 8,999. The Redmi 3S Prime goes on sale via mi.com on Tuesday (August 9), while the cheaper variant becomes available a week later. Stay tuned for our detailed review of Xiaomi’s budget offering.
Meanwhile in China, Xiaomi also unveiled its much-rumoured VR headset that lucky customers will have a chance to buy at just 1 CNY (Rs. 10).
As usual, there were a bunch of launches through the week, across a variety of budgets. The Micromax Unite 4 Plus was launched at Rs. 7,999. There was also the Lava X38 with 4G VoLTE support, launched at Rs. 7,399. Oppo launched its selfie-focused smartphone the Oppo F1s (Review), which comes with a 16-megapixel front camera.
Other launches included the Lyf Wind 2 with 6-inch display and the Asus Zenfone Selfie, now with 3GB of RAM. Among this crowd, it was the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note that stood out from the crowd when it launched on Monday. It comes to India carrying a price tag of Rs. 11,999 for the variant with 3GB of RAM, and Rs. 13,499 for the variant with 4GB of RAM.
One thing that’s becoming increasingly clear is that in the Indian market at least, it’s all Android, all the way. Android now accounts for 97 percent of the smartphone market, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple might have decided to focus more on India with CEO Tim Cook visiting the country, but Strategy Analytics claims iPhone shipments fell by 35 percent year-on-year and Apple’s market-share halved, contradicting Apple’s own claims from the previous week.
There’s some action on the TV front this week as well – Philips launched what it’s calling “content driven” LED TVs starting at Rs. 59,990. The TVs will offer premium HD DTH services without multiple subscriptions. Chinese brand LeEco also launched its line of smart TVs in India, bundled with wo years of LeEco membership for entertainment content.
We also saw the launch of India’s “cheapest 14.1-inch laptop” the RDP ThinBook at Rs. 9,999. At the other end of the spectrum, there was the launch of the Rs. 85,490 Lenovo Yoga 710 convertible laptop.
This week also saw the release of two mega movies – we got a look at Suicide Squad and Jason Bourne, and came away a little disappointed. We were also unhappy with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, despite that, we’re remaining optimistic about No Man’s Sky – copies of the game are circulating as the street date was broken in the UAE.
Networks in India are definitely in the news this week. Reliance Jio revealed that it will have close to 1 million recharge outlets when the commercial launch of services happens in India, which is likely to be in the “coming months” according to Mukesh Ambani.
Interestingly, RCom has been the biggest number from mobile number portability, and Vodafone the biggest winner. We’re seeing competition heating up between providers again finally as well, which can only help the consumers. Vodafone has cut mobile data rates by nearly 70 percent, following Airtel and Idea which took the same steps earlier this month. Airtel also has a new Rs. 1,199 plan that offers unlimited voice calling and 1GB of data, even on roaming.
Standards are going to become more of an issue over time as well. Trai has issued a consultation paper on service quality standards, and Vodafone is offering 10-minutes of free talk time to make up for call drops. To get this talk time, you have to SMS ‘BETTER’ to 199, which will be given with “no questions asked”. This will be paid out only once per month, and only when calling another local Vodafone number. With all the caveats in mind, it’s not much of an offer, but hopefully the service providers will start to take more responsibility for poor network connections.
Google continues to work to bring Indians online for free – the company has been offering free Wi-Fi at railway stations, and it wants to expand this, and bring 1 billion Indians online says India head Rajan Anandan. Apple and IBM meanwhile are opening a global app development hub in India called Garage for iOS apps in Bengaluru. The government also announced this week an initiative to drive websites in Indian scripts. Now, you can get a .bharat domain name along with a .in purchase.
Meanwhile, the war on piracy continues, with news that is bound to disappoint a lot of people. Torrents aggregator Torrentz.eu has shut down, after Kickass Torrents went down two weeks ago. There are still quite a few popular sites left where you can get torrents from, but it’s steadily getting harder.
In other news, researchers have created a vitamin-driven ‘green’ battery that could pave the way for cheaper, and more environmentally friendly consumer electronics products. We also saw the launch of Moon Express this week, a private spaceflight company that will be launching a private mission to the Moon. If you’re wondering about whether this is going to kick off an age of space exploration and meeting alien species ala Star Trek, then you might not be pleased to know that the odds are not very good.
Lenovo is all set to launch the Vibe K5 Note in India on Monday. The Chinese company has already confirmed that the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note will be exclusive to its e-commerce retail partner Flipkart, and is expected to go on sale (or registrations) starting Monday itself.
The company has been teasing several features of the new Vibe K5 Note, such as 4GB of RAM. Now, Lenovo India in its series of social posts has also confirmed that the handset will sport a Secure Zone. The feature is likely to allow users sign-in to apps with two separate accounts and looks similar to Xiaomi’s Second Space feature in the new MIUI 8 ROM.
Over the weekend, Lenovo also announced an offer to preview the Vibe K5 Note. Flipkart in an exclusive partnership with Ola, an app-based taxi hailing service, is offering customers an opportunity to experience Lenovo Vibe K5 Note from the Ola app before interested customers buy it on Flipkart.
With the offer, an interested consumer will be able to preview the handset through an on-demand service at the customer’s doorstep. The service will be available to consumers on requesting an Ola Prime cab. According to the offer, this will be available to Ola users in five cities- Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Pune from Monday.
The Lenovo K5 Note packs a lot of improvements over the K4 Note such as an all-metal body. Another highlight feature of the handset is its fingerprint scanner, placed below the camera module on the rear panel – though a similar sensor was on board the Vibe K4 Note as well. The handset also packs Dolby Atmos powered speakers which is the highlight on the K4 Note as well.
Lenovo’s popular Vibe P1 smartphone featuring a massive battery is all set to get a successor, if a new benchmark listing is to be believed. A Geekbench Browser listing showing Lenovo P2c72, believed to be the Lenovo Vibe P2, has surfaced claiming some innards of the unannounced handset.
According to the listing, the Lenovo Vibe P2 will sport an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) clocked at 2GHz. It will feature 4GB of RAM and will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. Much like the Vibe P1, the Vibe P2 is also expected to sport a large battery. Unfortunately, no other details about the alleged Vibe P2 were listed on the benchmark site. The leaked benchmark of the alleged Lenovo Vibe P2 was first reported by Telefoon Abonnement.
To recall some of the innards of the Lenovo Vibe P1 that launched at IFA 2015, the smartphone packed a huge 4900mAh battery, the biggest highlight of the device. It featured a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection; Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz; Adreno 405 GPU; 3GB of RAM; 16GB storage; expandable storage support via microSD card; NFC; USB OTG; 13-megapixel rear camera; 5-megapixel front camera; dual-SIM with dual 4G LTE support, as well as 24-watt charging capability.
Meanwhile, Lenovo India has confirmed that the K5 Note will be launching in the country on Monday. Lenovo revealed that a new variant of the smartphone is coming to the country with 4GB of RAM instead of the 2GB of RAM seen on the standard variant launched in China in January.
Lenovo has quietly introduced a new affordable smartphone, the Vibe A, in Russia. The Chinese company as of now has not revealed pricing of the Lenovo Vibe A smartphone. We can expect the handset to be soon available in the local market.
The Lenovo Vibe A features a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731G processor paired with 512MB of RAM. The handset packs just 4GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). It is backed by a 1700mAh removable battery. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Vibe A runs Vibe UI and supports dual-SIM. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and there is a 0.3-megapixel front camera on board as well. It supports 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB connectivity options. There’s no 4G LTE support on the Lenovo Vibe A. It measures 124.5x64x10.6mm and weighs 132 grams. The smartphone will come in Black and White colours. The Vibe A launch was first reported by Helpix Russian site.
The Chinese company had recently also unveiled the Vibe C2 smartphone in Russia. The Lenovo Vibe C2 featured a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display and powered by a 1GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It packed 8GB of inbuilt storage and supported expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). The handset came in a 16GB inbuilt storage model. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Vibe C2 ran Vibe UI on top. Backed by a 2750mAh battery, the Lenovo C2 smartphone supported 4G, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Micro-USB connectivity options.
Lenovo India on Thursday unveiled the Wooden Edition of the Vibe K4 Note smartphone. Priced at Rs. 11,499, the new Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Wooden Edition is now available to buy via Amazon India. The Chinese company in a press statement also announced that it has sold 750,000 units of the Vibe K4 Note in India so far.
The number of Vibe K4 Note units sold is interesting considering that the company in April announced that it sold 500,000 units of the Vibe K4 Note in India since January. This means that the company sold 250,000 units of the K4 Note in less than 3 months in the country. To recall, the Vibe K4 Note bundle with Ant VR virtual reality headset at launch in January was priced at Rs. 13,299.
The biggest highlight of the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note is it comes with a feature called TheaterMax which can convert regular content to its immersive VR counterpart. Powered by Lenovo Virtual Reality (VR) technology, the idea is to give users a virtual large screen cinematic experience.Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a light-version of the company’s Vibe UI skin on top, the dual-SIM dual-4G Lenovo K4 Note bears a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 401ppi, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC, coupled with 3GB of DDR3 RAM. The Vibe K4 Note bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF autofocus, an f/2.2 aperture and dual-tone LED flash, apart from a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Vibe K4 Note comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The 9.1-mm thick Lenovo Vibe K4 Note weighs 158 grams, and sports a 3300mAh battery with fast charging support.
Lenovo has quietly introduced its new Vibe C2 smartphone in Russia. The new handset from Lenovo is now listed on the company’s Russian site without any pricing or availability details. We can however expect the handset to go on sale soon.
The Lenovo Vibe C2 features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a 1GHz quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. It packs 8GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB). The handset is also expected to come in a 16GB inbuilt storage model.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Vibe C2 runs Vibe UI on top. It supports dual Micro-SIM cards and comes with Waves MaxxAudio technology for audio enhancements. It sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera. It measures 143×71.4×8.5mm and weighs 139 grams.
Backed by a 2750mAh battery, the Lenovo C2 smartphone supports 4G, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Micro-USB connectivity options.
Lenovo’s recently unveiled Vibe K5 smartphone was made available via its first open sale in India earlier this month. Interested consumers could purchase the Lenovo Vibe K5 in open sale via Amazon India, which no longer required users to register in advance.
To refresh on the specifications of the Lenovo Vibe K5, it features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display; an octa-core Snapdragon 415 processor; 2GB of RAM; 16GB of built-in storage; expandable storage via microSD card (up to 32GB); 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera; 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera, and 2750mAh battery.
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