Lenovo P2 priced at Rs 17,999 for 4 GB variant, higher than expected

Lenovo’s latest smartphone in India, the P2, has been launched at Rs 17,999 for the 4 GB version, which is about Rs 2,000 more than the expected price. A cheaper option, at Rs 16,999, will also be available on Flipkart, but will come with only 3 GB of RAM. The pricing makes the phone less value-for-money than many expected. However, the phone has some key features and specifications that set it apart, though the pricing is still on the higher side. The most attractive aspect of the device will be…

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At Rs 18k, Lenovo P2 is no challenger for Redmi Note 4

Lenovo is all set to kick off the 14 nm revolution in India with the launch of its P2, the successor to the no-so-hot-selling P1. The P series phones are ‘upper mid range’ devices priced around Rs 16,000 — or about 25% higher than the company’s K series devices. While the K series looks primarily at affordability, the P series is a blend of style and a premium feel without being limited by pricing requirements without leaving mid range (Rs 10,000-20,000) territory. You can watch the live transmission of the unveiling…

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Why Lenovo K6 Note makes little sense vs K5

Lenovo has chosen to launch the K6 Note via the offline channel in India and will unveil the official price of the model on Wednesday. Though the model would have been priced around the Rs 12,000 mark via online sales channels, it is now likely to be priced higher at around Rs 14,000-15,000 because it is being sold through the offline channel. UPDATE: The price of the 3+32GB version is Rs 13,999 and that of the 4+64GB version is Rs 15,499. It will be available via ‘offline’ stores. Smarrtphone brands typically…

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Lenovo issues VoLTE update for K5, Plus and Note with Reliance Jio support

Three months after Reliance Jio started giving out free connections, Lenovo — the biggest online smartphone brand in India — has started pushing out VoLTE update to those who bought its last generation phones – the K5, and its Note and Plus variants. Out of these, at least some Note users have already got the OTA update as early as October this year, while those with K5 and the Plus version have been kept waiting. The lack of native support for Reliance Jio’s voice services has been a major disappointment…

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WATCH LIVE: Lenovo K6 Power launch in India at 3 PM today

Flipkart and Lenovo are launching their latest mid-range smartphone, the K6 Power, in India today at 3 PM. The live stream of the even is available on Youtube (see below). It remains to be seen what specifications of the K6 Power are introduced in India. Globally, it is available in 3G and 4GB versions. Given that the Coolpad Note5 is available at Rs 10,990 and comes with 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 616 chipset. The K6 Power is built around the Snapdragon 430 chipset. The display is a 5-inch full-HD…

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Lenovo to launch K6 Power in India: But Do We Care?

Lenovo, the Chinese smartphone giant that heralded the smartphone revolution in India with its ultra-affordable models like A6000, is all set to release the latest of its K series models — the K6 Power sometime early next week. Does the phone promise anything interesting? Should you hold off on your planned purchase till you get the full picture next week? Frankly, the answer is a ‘no’, and it’s not Lenovo’s fault. If it is anybody’s fault, it is perhaps the fault of the entire smartphone industry: Innovation has more or…

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K5 Note: Lenovo disables Youtube chat after fans get nasty

Lenovo disabled the chat function on its Youtube live stream page after fans started misbehaving during the live transmission. Many fans were not happy with what they felt was the delay in the company disclosing the price of the K5 Note. Some seemed to have come to the page merely to vent their frustration at the company. At the end of the day, the Youtube chat window soon filled with stuff we can’t print here. There was also an attempt by ‘fans’ to downvote the video over the so-called delays….

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Lenovo launches two phones — K5 Note and K5 Plus with 3 GB RAM

Lenovo said it will launch two new phones today, catching everyone by surprise as the company was expected to reveal only the K5 Note today. K5 Note is the third in the K5 series. The phone is priced at Rs 11,999 for the 3 GB version and Rs 13,499 for the 4 GB variant. The sale will start in the night of Aug 3 at 11:59 PM. K5 NOTE FHD display with a brightness of 450 nits. There are three microphones on the phone. Audio has Dolby Atmos support. Will…

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WATCH LIVE – LENOVO K5 NOTE launch in India

Lenovo will launch its latest flagship in India — the K5 Note — today at 3 pm and you can watch the live streaming of the event below. The K5 Note is the third of the K5 series. The cheapest one in the series is the 5-inch K5, which comes with an HD display and 2 GB of RAM. It is priced at Rs 6,999. The second one is the full-HD version of the K5, called the ‘Plus’ version and priced at Rs 8,499 (now Rs 7,999). The third and…

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Lenovo K5 Note has to be priced Rs 9,999 or less in India to stand a chance

In about two hours, Lenovo will unveil its latest flagship in India — the Vibe K5 Note. As the launch draws near, nearly every tech news outlet is predicting a price of around Rs 14,000 for the phone, based on the cost of acquiring the phone in China. In its home market, Lenovo introduced the phone six months back at a price of Rs 11,300 for the 2 + 16 GB version. As a result, many expect the 4 GB version to be priced around Rs 2,500-3,000 higher. However, what many are forgetting is…

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Lenovo Vibe K5 user reviews point to poor camera, decent handset

Lenovo’s latest entry-level warrior, the Vibe K5 Note, started selling two weeks ago and going by initial user reviews, the phone ticks all boxes except one – camera. The device has been found to be acceptable or good in all respects such as performance and display, but the camera been variously described as poor, terrible, below average etc.. Other than that, the only two areas of some concern are occasional reports on poor battery life (which can apparently be fixed) and a slight ‘heating problem’ on data use. On the positive side,…

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Why are there no user reviews for LeEco Le 2, Lenovo Vibe K5?

Which are the hottest selling new phones in India? The answer, for most people, would be LeEco Le 2 and Lenovo Vibe K5. The two models started becoming available in the last two weeks, and have already sold in their tens of thousands, if not lakhs. Yet, if you were looking for user reviews of the Lenovo Vibe K5 or LeEco Le 2, you are out of luck. Neither Flipkart nor Amazon are letting users share their experience with these handsets. This is perhaps the first time that the most…

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Lenovo Vibe K5 crosses 1 lakh sales mark, no registration next week

Lenovo Vibe K5, the latest entry-level handset from the Chinese hardware maker, has cross the 1 lakh sales mark in India, 8 days after it first became available in the country. This makes the phone the second fastest moving phone this year after the Le 1s, which sold around 1.5 lakh units in the first eight days. Lenovo said it will no longer insist on preregistration for those who want to buy the phone starting next Wednesday, an indication that it expects demand to remain under control from next week…

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Lenovo Vibe K5 sold out for the second time

Lenovo managed to sell out its entire stock of Vibe K5 Plus at the second flash sale for the device on Amazon today. The company is expected to soon reveal how many units it managed to sell today. At its first flash sale a week ago, it had managed to get orders for 52,000 units. The Vibe K5 Note is among the best three smartphones in the entry-level (Rs 6,000-7,000) range, along with Swipe Elite Plus and Coolpad Note 3 Lite. Though only modest by specifications — 2 GB of…

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LeEco sells Rs 780000000 worth of Le 2, Le Max2 on Day 1 of flash sale

LeEco, the Chinese ‘ecosystem player’ that arguably offers the best value-for-money smartphones in India, 61,000 of its second-generation smartphones worth Rs 72 crore on Day 1 of its sales. The company sold the Le 2 and its more expensive cousin, the Le Max 2, yesterday on LeMall.com and Flipkart at prices of Rs 11,999 and 22,999 respectively. It said it received 61,000 orders on Day 1. The disclosure of information is in contrast to the policy of Xiaomi, which did not reveal how many devices it sold or how many orders…

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REVIEW: Why the new Lenovo K5 is no match for Swipe Elite Plus

As expected, Lenovo has announced its entry-level Vibe K5 in India at a price of Rs 6,999, which brings it into direct competition with models such as the Coolpad Note 3 Lite, one of the most successful models of this year, and the Swipe Elite Plus. This is a homecoming of sorts for Lenovo, which practically owned the entry-level 4G phone market last year with its A6000 and A6000 Plus, but loosened its grip when it priced the K5 Plus at Rs 9,000 earlier this year. Now that the company has again…

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Flipkart disounts Lenovo K5 Plus to Rs 7,999, K3 Note to Rs 8,499 in Big Sale

Lenovo K5 Note, launched just weeks ago, has already got its first price cut with Flipkart offering a Rs 500 discount on the model. The 5-inch 4G-enabled smartphone is now available at just Rs 7,999 on the ecommerce portal, very close to the price of its predecessor the A6000 Plus, which was selling for Rs 7,499 during its heydays. In addition, Lenovo and Flipkart are also offering a discount of Rs 1,5000 on the K3 Note — which has very similar specs except for the having a bigger display. The…

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Lenovo Zuk Z1: One Grandpa processor, Rest is OK

Are you tired of running after the elusive, almost ephemeral Xiaomi Redmi Note 3? Do you want something that you can get your hands on quickly, but at the same time don’t want to go for the LeEco Le 1s? Fret not, the Lenovo Zuk Z1 is here. BE WARNED, IT’S OLD The phone is not a new model, and was released around October of last year, and comes with the really old Snapdragon 801 chipset. Some may ask, what’s the big deal? Well, the Snapdragon 801 found inside the…

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Open sale of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 on the cards in India for 32 GB?

Hit by a barrage of criticism and negativity from fans, Xiaomi has said it is planning “something special” for its next sale of Redmi Note 3, and that this sale will include the 32 GB version of the phone. It also added that there will be no need for pre-registration to participate in this sale. “No registration will be needed for the next Redmi Note 3 sale. Instead we’re gonna have something a little more special,” Xiaomi said. “Redmi Note 3 32GB will be available for the next sale.” UPDATE…

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Lenovo K5 Plus: Disappointing camera & battery, heating issues figure in user reviews

Lenovo is holding its second open sale of its K5 Plus note today at 12 PM on Flipkart. However, user reviews of the product by those who bought the phone in the first sale have highlighted three irritating problems with the phone — poor camera, poor battery and heating. On the positive side, display and sound quality have not disappointed most users. PERFORMANCE Performance of the phone, which comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 616 chipset and (only) 2 GB of RAM, has been reported as average — neither very fast…

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