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As reported earlier, Lenovo has launched the latest smartphone in the Vibe Note series, the Vibe K5 Note, at an event held in New Delhi. Refreshed version of Vibe K5 Plus wth increased RAM is also launched.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

The smartphone features a full metal body. Vibe K5 Note comes with Android Marshmallow with its custom built Vibe UI on the top. A non-removable 3,500 mAh battery is powering the device.

The device comes in two variants, viz. the 3 GB RAM and the 4 GB RAM versions. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6755 (Helio P10) 64-bit processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, coupled with Mali T860 GPU. The onboard storage is 32 GB. The dedicated slot for external storage allows extending memory by up to 128 GB. The Vibe K5 Note comes with dual SIM (both nano) support, along with 4G LTE.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full HD display, with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, and pixel density of approx. 401 pixels-per-inch.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes with a 13 MP primary camera with dual LED flash and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). The front camera is a 8 MP selfie shooter. The fingerprint sensor is integrated at the rear.

The device supports parallel spaces with a feature named Secure Zone. It allows one to keep two copies (say work and professional) of apps and data separately. Note that something similar was recently seen on MIUI 8, the Android-based OS from Xiaomi.

To make its TheaterMax technology more friendly  that support ANTVR headset, Lenovo launched a Bluetooth TheaterMax controller and for gaming purpose with Amkette, launched and Evo-pad 2

The smartphone will be available in gold, gray, and silver color choices. It is priced at ₹13,499 ($200 approx.) for the 4 GB RAM option and ₹11,999 ($180 approx.) for the 3GB RAM variant. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart midnight August 4 onwards, via an open sale.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note specifications


Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core
Memory: 3/4 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB internal  (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.5-inch full HD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 3,500 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 75.7x152.0x8.49 mm
Weight: 165 g
Price: ₹13,499 ($200 approx.) for the 4 GB RAM option. ₹11,999 ($180 approx.) for the 3GB RAM variant
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Lenovo is all set to launch the K5 Note in the Indian market on the 1st of the next month. Note that it has already launched in China in January earlier this year. That is the time when the predecessor device, the Lenovo K4 Note, was dumped in India. Now, after almost six months, the latest offering in the Note series is finally coming here. But with a catch! (more on this later).

Lenovo K5 Note

Lenovo K5 Note features a full metal body, which is a worthy upgrade over its predecessor. It runs on Vibe UI, which was based on Android Lollipop back in January, but we can expect it to run on Marshmallow now. The battery capacity of the device is 3,500 mAh (3,300 mAh on the K4 Note) and supports fast charging.

2 GB RAM powers the Chinese variant. But the one coming to India will run on 4 GB RAM (Lenovo has confirmed the same in the video below). That's the catch. It makes sense since the K4 Note itself has three gigs memory, and reducing that amount doesn't sound like a successor.

They are also running a contest on their official Twitter account, and have posted yet another tweet confirming the presence of 4 GB RAM.

The smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor (eight cores of ARM Cortex A53) clocked at 1.8 GHz, coupled with Mali T860 GPU. It is a significant improvement over the MediaTek MT6753 chipset on the K4 Note.

It supports 4G LTE and VoLTE, along with the usual connectivity features like WiFi and Bluetooth. It is a dual SIM (both nano) smartphone.

There is no change in the storage and display. The inbuilt storage is 16 GB, which is expandable up to 128 GB via a microSD card. Lenovo K5 Note comes with a 5.5-inch FHD display, with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.

The smartphone features a 13 MP primary camera with Phase Detection Auto Focus, and dual tone LED flash. The secondary camera is a 8 MP shooter. The fingerprint module is placed at the rear of the device.

The device supports Dolby Atmos surround sound system with the proprietary TheaterMax technology. It is compatible with Lenovo's AntVR virtual reality headset.

The smartphone comes in gold and silver color options. In China, it was priced at 1,099 Yuan ($165/₹11,000 approx.). Now that the K4 Note is available for ₹10,999, we expect the K5 Note will be initially priced at ₹11,999. It will be exclusively available on Flipkart.

Stay tuned to Today's Trendy for the launch and official pricing for Lenovo K5 Note.
Meizu has today announced their latest smartphone under the MX-series, the Meizu MX6, at an event held in Beijing, China. With a thickness of just 7.25 mm, it is the thinnest device Meizu has launched till date.

Meizu MX6

The smartphone features a metal unibody design. It runs on Flyme OS 5.2.2,  which is based on Android Marshmallow. The battery capacity of the device is 3,060 mAh and supports fast charging.

The device is powered by 4 GB RAM and MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core processor (four cores of ARM Cortex A53 clocked at 1.4 GHz, four cores of A53 clocked at 1.9 GHz, and two cores of A72 clocked at 2.3 GHz) coupled with Mali T880 GPU. The inbuilt storage is 32 GB, which is non-expandable. It supports 4G LTE and USB Type-C, along with the usual connectivity features like Bluetooth and WiFi. It is a dual SIM smartphone and comes with a fingerprint sensor integrated with the mTouch button placed below the display.

Meizu MX6 comes with a 5.5-inch FHD in-cell 2.5D display, with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Sharp supplies the screen.

The smartphone features a 12 MP primary camera with PDAF and dual LED flash. The sensor is the latest Sony CMOS. The secondary camera is a 5 MP shooter. Both the lenses come with a f/2.0 aperture.

The smartphone comes in gold, gray, rose gold and silver color options. It is priced at 1,999 Yuan ($300 approx.), and will take on the likes of OnePlus 3, LeEco Le Max 2 and Xiaomi Mi 5. It is expected to launch in India soon. Meizu M3s, which was launched in China last month, is also expected to launch in the Indian market.

Meizu MX6 specifications


Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor: Mediatek Helio X20 deca-core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB internal (non-expandable)
Display: 5.5-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 3,060 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 75.2x153.6x7.25 mm
Weight: 155 g
Price: 1,999 Yuan ($300 approx.)
Gionee has announced their latest smartphone under the F-series, the F103 Pro. It is the successor to their fashion-centric F103 device.

Gionee F103 Pro

The smartphone features a metal body with a sleek finish. It runs on Amigo OS 3.2,  which is based on Android Marshmallow. The battery capacity of the device is 2,400 mAh.

The device is powered by 3 GB RAM and 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor. The inbuilt storage is 16 GB, which is expandable up to 128 GB via a microSD card. It supports 4G LTE and VoLTE, along with the usual connectivity features like Bluetooth and WiFi. It is a dual SIM (both micro) smartphone.

Gionee F103 Pro comes with a 5.0-inch HD IPS 2.5D curved edge display, with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. Dragon Trail glass is used for its protection.

The smartphone features a 13 MP primary camera with LED flash. The secondary camera is a 5 MP shooter and comes with a screen flash for enhancing selfies.

The smartphone comes in gold, gray and white color options. It is priced at ₹11,999 ($180 approx.), and is available on Flipkart.

Gionee F103 Pro specifications


Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.0-inch HD IPS
Resolution (pixels): 1280x720
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 2,400 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 70.5x145.3x8.5 mm
Weight: 142 g
Price: ₹11,999 ($180 approx.)
In response to Xiaomi Mi Max, Samsung has today launched their latest offering with a large screen size, the Galaxy J Max, at an event held in Bengaluru. Another device, the Samsung Galaxy J2 2016, has also been launched.

Samsung Galaxy J Max

The smartphone runs on Android Lollipop. The battery capacity of the device is 4,000 mAh, which is justified given the larger screen size.

The device is powered by 1.5 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. The inbuilt storage is 8 GB, which is expandable up to 200 GB via a microSD card. It supports 4G LTE and VoLTE, along with the usual connectivity features like WiFi and Bluetooth. It is a dual SIM (both nano) smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy J Max comes with a 7.0-inch HD WXVGA TFT LCD, with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels. Such a mammoth screen size is seen on tablets. We are still wondering what were the officials at Samsung thinking when they decided to go ahead with it! The proprietary S-Bike and Ultra Data Saving mode are available.

The smartphone features a 8 MP rear camera. The secondary camera is a 2 MP shooter.

Samsung Galaxy J Max comes in black and gold color options. It is priced at ₹13,400 ($200 approx.). It will be available by the end of this month both online as well as offline.

Samsung Galaxy J Max specifications


Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core
Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
Storage: 8 GB internal (expandable up to 200 GB)
Display: 7.0-inch HD WXVGA
Resolution (pixels): 1280x800
Primary camera: 8 megapixel
Secondary camera: 2 megapixel
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 108.8x186.9x8.7 mm
Price: ₹13,400 ($200 approx.)
Samsung has today launched the latest version of its Galaxy J series of smartphones, the refreshed Galaxy J2 2016, at an event held in Bengaluru. Another device, the Samsung Galaxy J Max, has also been launched.

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016

The smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow. The battery capacity of the device is 2,600 mAh.

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 is powered by 1.5 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz quad-core Spectrum processor. The inbuilt storage is 8 GB, which is expandable up to 128 GB via a microSD card. It supports 4G LTE and VoLTE, along with the usual connectivity features like WiFi and Bluetooth. It is a dual SIM (both micro) smartphone.

The device comes with a 5.0-inch HD Super AMOLED display, with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. The proprietary S-Bike and Ultra Data Saving mode are available.

The smartphone features a 8 MP rear camera. The secondary camera is a 5 MP shooter. Both these lenses have a f/2.2 aperture. The primary camera lens is surrounded by a notification light which Samsung is calling the Smart Glow Notification. This is a unique place to put the notifier, but we are unsure about its usefulness. If you are the one who keeps your smartphone upside down, only then this makes sense.

Samsung Galaxy J 2016 comes in black, gold and silver color options. It is priced at ₹9,750 ($145 approx.). It will be available July 10 onwards both online as well as offline.

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 specifications


Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core
Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
Storage: 8 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.0-inch HD Super AMOLED
Resolution (pixels): 1280x720
Primary camera: 8 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 2,600 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 71.1x142.4x8.0 mm
Weight: 138 g
Price: ₹9,750 ($145 approx.)