Lenovo Announces The VIBE K5 Plus Android Smartphone, Starting At $149

At MWC 2016, Lenovo has announced their latest Android smartphone, the VIBE K5 Plus. This mid-range smartphone brings a premium build, solid specifications, and dual speakers all for just $149.

Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus Specs

  • 5″ FHD IPS Display
  • Snapdragon 616
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage (microSD)
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 2,750 mAh Removable Battery
  • Dual Rear Speakers
  • 13MP Rear Camera/5MP Front Camera

Lenovo’s big push with this smartphone is in sound. With dual-speakers powered by Dolby ATMOS, they hope to appeal to those looking for an improved media experience. The speakers are sadly found on the rear, but Lenovo claims they feature richness, clarity, and depth in audio that is rarely found on smartphones of this price point.

Overall the VIBE K5 Plus looks pretty decent. The specs are good and for the $149 price point, it isn’t a bad deal at all. It won’t be coming to the US, but it will go up for sale in other markets in March. If you want to learn more about the VIBE K5 Plus, check out the press release below.

Press Release

Meet the Showstopping Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus

Introducing Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus – designed to entertain and impress, for a whole lot less.



Roving Entertainment Experience Made Easy

Music and entertainment enthusiasts will appreciate Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus for its brilliant performance and robust features. Offering a 5” wide-view FHD display and powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 616 octa-core processor, plus a 2750mAh user replaceable battery and 16GB built-in memory (up to 32GB expandable storage support), it delivers an immersive, fast and undisrupted multimedia experience, whenever you want.

Ditch the headphones and switch to full speaker sound. Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus with the clarity of Dolby Atmos® and dual rear speakers to deliver remarkable sound quality, allowing users to enjoy movies, games and music with full, crystal-clear stereo sound.

Lights, Camera, Action

Because we know capturing key moments with the crew is important to VIBE consumers, we’ve equipped Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus with a 13MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and a 5MP fixed-focus front camera for picture perfect shots.  Plus, we preloaded a variety of productivity and social apps such as SHAREit, SNAPit, Guvera Music and so on for a seamless social sharing and streaming experience.

Flaunting a sleek-finish aluminum look at just 8.2mm thin and 142g light – and available in Platinum Silver or Champagne Gold – with Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus you are ready for your closeup.

The Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus (also sold as Lenovo K5 Plus) will be available in select countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold starting in March for $149(USD).

Also available is Lenovo VIBE K5 (also sold as Lenovo K5) with a 5” HD screen and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 415 octa-core processor. Pricing for this model starts at $129(USD).