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Lenovo launched the Vibe K5 Note back in January this year in China, rather surprisingly alongside the Vibe K4 Note, but the company is now preparing to bring this smartphone to India, with the device expected to launch next week, on August 1. If you’ve been looking forward to the latest affordable offering from Lenovo, there’s some great news that should get you even more excited about this launch.

A post on Lenovo India’s Twitter page teases the fact that the Indian edition of the K5 Note will feature 4 GB of RAM, instead of the 2 GB of RAM that was available with the original version. The K5 Note is an improved version of the Vibe K4 Note that had launched earlier in India, and sports a full metal body. Apart from the upgrade in the amount of RAM, we can expect the other specifications to be similar to the Chinese variant, including a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a large 3,500 mAh battery, and 4G LTE support.

Similar to the Vibe K4 Note, its successor features a rear fingerprint scanner, a 1.5W speaker with Dolby ATMOS surround sound and supports Lenovo’s TheatreMax technology and ANT VR headset for converting games and videos in virtual reality. However, it’s not yet known if Lenovo will bundle the ANT VR headset along with the Vibe K5 Note, like it had done in with the  K4 Note. We can also expect the Indian variant of the K5 Note to release with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

Lenovo has built quite a reputation for offering budget-friendly smartphones, and the Vibe K5 Note sells for about approximately Rs.11,300 in China. The device in India is expected to be priced slightly higher at around Rs.11,999 but the difference isn’t much, especially when you consider the extra 2 GB of RAM that is being added.

Let us know in the comments below if you think the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note is a good deal at this price!

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