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Lenovo S5: “not a killer” Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 officially presented

The smartphone, which was compared with the new Xiaomi , showed its true face. Expectations did not materialize, but not bad enough.

The Chinese company held a presentation of the Lenovo S5 and budget smartphones Lenovo K5 and K 5 Lite. The network had a lot of rumors around the first, he was prophesied with hardware stuffing at the level of Redmi Note 5, and called the “executioner” of the latter. But as it turned out, the characteristics are not so advanced, but also very good.

Why is Lenovo S5 not a killer?

Everything would be fine, only Lenovo decided to save money and installed a two-year-old processor in the S5 - Snapdragon 625 . This is not to say that the chip is bad, but its relevance raises questions. But this had a positive effect on the price, because otherwise the smartphone is very good and could well compete with the new product from Xiaomi .

Lenovo S5 received a metal case made of 6000 brand aluminum, underwent a 7-step CNC machining followed by grinding, creating diamond edges and anodizing. The design of the model is on top, the body is available in red and black colors.

Other features include a 5.7-inch 18: 9 screen with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, 34 GB of RAM to choose from and similarly 3264128 GB of shared memory. The smartphone is powered by a 3000 mAh battery.

As the main camera, a 13MP + 13MP dual sensor is used, which consists of monochrome and RGB sensors. The front-facing selfie camera has received a resolution of 16 megapixels and makes high-quality “selfies”. It can also recognize its owner by the Face Unlock function, and automatically adjust the beauty of the face using AI. Quality video videos promise good.

The device runs on Android Oreo , on top of which the ZUI 4.0 shell is installed. Instead of the traditional touch buttons, users are offered U-Touch gesture control. A similar fashionable “trick” is used by Xiaomi in the latest updates to MIUI 9 , as well as other manufacturers in their smartphones with infinity displays.

Pricing: you can buy Lenovo S5 with 332 GB of memory for $ 157, versions of 364 GB and 4128 GB will cost $ 189 and $ 236, respectively.

What is Lenovo K5 and K5 Lite about?

As for the other two smartphones announced by the company, they got a less interesting “stuffing”. Lenovo K5 equipped with a 5.7-inch HD + screen, MT6750 chip (8 cores) and memory to choose from: 216 GB, 332 GB, 432 GB and 464 GB. As well as a 3000 mAh battery and a 13 MP + 2 MP main camera. The starting price starts at $ 142, the smartphone will be available on April 10.

Lenovo K5 Lite the cheapest of the presented novelties, the price tag promised from $ 110. For the money you get a Snapdragon 430 , the same 5.7-inch 18: 9 HD + display, similar memory capacities and a 3030 mAh battery. Sales will start on April 17th.