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Lenovo K9, Lenovo A5 Price in India, Specifications, and Features Launch highlights: Lenovo is expected to launch two smartphones in India today: K9 and A5.

Written by Meghna Dutta , Arnav Bhattacharya | New Delhi | Updated: October 16, 2018 8:17:20 pm
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Lenovo K9, Lenovo A5 Price in India, Specifications, and Features Launch highlights: Lenovo will launch Lenovo K9, alongside the A5 at an event being held in New Delhi. The launch event begins at 4pm IST. Out of the two, Lenovo K9 will be a premium device. The Chinese company has been promoting Lenovo K9 as a ‘killer’ device, which is expected to sport a full screen display, slim bezels and rounded edges. The phone will be launched as a Flipkart exclusive, as Lenovo appears to have entered a partnership with the e-commerce major for the phone. On the other hand, not much is known of the Lenovo A5, though it could be expected at a mid-range pricing.

The full launch details, as well as sale dates and introductory offers, will be revealed by Lenovo as it launches the phones. Lenovo will host a live stream for the event through the Lenovo India YouTube channel, while interested users can catch updates of the same through the Twitter and Facebook handles of the company.

We shall also bring you real-time updates from the India launch venue, and present the latest announcements from our live blog, that runs below.

Live Blog

Lenovo K9, Lenovo A5 India launch event highlights

17:48 (IST)16 Oct 2018
Lenovo K9 India launch: Lenovo A5 full specifications

Lenovo A5, is a budget smartphone. It sports a 5.45-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by the MediaTek MT6739 octa-core processor and comes with either 2GB or 3GB RAM and 1 or 32GB of storage option. Like the K9, the A5 does support a microSD card slot for memory expansion. All of this is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery. The handset sports a 16MP camera on the back and an 8MP sensor on the front.

17:24 (IST)16 Oct 2018
Lenovo K9 India launch: Lenovo K8 full specifications, launch price

As a quick recap, Lenovo K9 has been launched as a mid-range smartphone. Featuring a 5.72-inch HD+ Max Vision display, it comes with a screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels, and a screen aspect ratio of 18:9. Powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 processor paired with Imagination’s PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The device comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded through microSD support. The phone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Lenovo K9 has a dual rear camera setup, that offers a 13MP primary sensor as well as a 5MP secondary sensor. On the front, it features a 13MP primary sensor along with a secondary 5MP sensor.

16:49 (IST)16 Oct 2018
Lenovo K9 India launch: Lenovo and Motorola will continue to be present in India

Chang also took the launch event as an opportunity to shed light on the strategy of the company regarding its smartphone brands. With an aim to be a leader in the Indian smartphone market, Lenovo reorganised its smartphone division, that had not launched products since late 2016. He also explained that both Lenovo and Motorola would launch devices in India, as the company aims to make a comeback.

Also, the Chinese OEM has set its sights on Xiaomi and Huawei as competitors, and prepares to introduce new products in the next three years. It is likely to continue partnering with Flipkart for future launches. With this, Chang also claims that Lenovo will attempt to bring new technology to the Indian market first.   

16:40 (IST)16 Oct 2018
Lenovo K9 India launch event: Lenovo K9, Lenovo A5 prices revealed

Lenovo K9 will be available in a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant, which has been priced in India at Rs 8,999. Meanwhile, Lenovo A5 will feature two storage options: 2GB RAM/16GB internal memory, as well as 3GB RAM/32GB internal memory. Both variants of the phone have been priced at Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,999 respectively. Both phones have been labelled as Flipkart exclusives, and are already available for pre-registrations.

16:34 (IST)16 Oct 2018
Lenovo K9 India launch event: Lenovo A5 launched, specifications explained

Besides the Lenovo K9, the company has also introduced Lenovo A5. This phone features a 5.45-inch Full Screen display, in an aluminium body. With 3GB RAM, the phone is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. On the security front, the phone comes with AI face unlock and fingerprint reader, as well as a 4000mAh battery. Lenovo A5 features a 13MP AI rear camera, and an 8MP AI front camera. 


16:28 (IST)16 Oct 2018
Lenovo K9 India launch: Lenovo K9 specifications explained, as phone comes with 5.7-inch FHD+ display

Lenovo has now introduced the Lenovo K9, as Chang sets to describe the phone's specifications. Lenovo K9 sports 5.7-inch FHD+ display, with 2.5D curved glass design. Running Android 8.1 Oreo, the phone comes with AI Face Unlock as well as a fingerprint sensor for biometric security options. It is backed by a 3000mAh battery that can be charged via type-C USB port.

16:23 (IST)16 Oct 2018
Lenovo K9 India launch: AI Bokeh mode explained, set to feature natural bokeh selfies

Chang goes on to explain AI Bokeh with respect to the selfie camera. He claims that Lenovo K9 offers natural selfie bokeh through 9 level of natural bokeh improvement. Meanwhile, he adds that the AI Beauty mode, designed for the India user, supports 'Face Reshape' and 'Concealing' modes. Also, the front camera configuration of Lenovo K9 supports LED flash, and can combine multiple shots to create a brighter image.


16:17 (IST)16 Oct 2018
Lenovo K9 India launch: Chang introduces Lenovo K9 with four cameras, as phone debuts in Indian market

Chang now announces that Lenovo has brought its first quad camera phone, with the Lenovo K9, that will enter the Indian market first. As part fo the phone, he claims that bring rear camera technology will also be brought to the phone's front lenses. Through this phone, users will be able to experience modes like AI Bokeh effect and AI Backlight improvement.  The AI Bokeh mode consists of a light spot algorithm, that also takes care of multi-distance objects.

16:11 (IST)16 Oct 2018
Lenovo K9 India launch: Lenovo Vice President Edward Chang on stage, talks about history of brand

Lenovo vice president Edward Chang takes the stage, and gives an introduction into the company's 2018 product portfolio. Chang adds that Lenovo had launched its first wave of smartphone products in June, while another round of products were unveiled in Beijing.  Also, the Lenovo vice president has confirmed that today's event will see the global launch of Lenovo K9.


16:05 (IST)16 Oct 2018
Lenovo K9 India launch: Event to begin soon

Lenovo has set the stage for the Lenovo K9 launch in India. The company has promoted the phone as Killer 2.0, given that it will launch a K series phone after quite a while. The livestream for the event is to get underway soon, and the company could give indications of its plans for 2019, as well as an update on the phones that could run the latest version of Android, Android 9 Pie.

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Lenovo K9 wil feature a 5.72-inch HD+ display with 2.5D arc glass on top. The phone has already been promoted as a Flipkart exclusive, and the company will confirm sale details during the launch. Lenovo K9 runs an octa-core processor, and is paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

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The smartphone could carry dual camera sensors at the back and front as well. The phone is said to feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. On the battery front, Lenovo is expected to carry a 3,000mAh battery and come with USB Type-C port for charging.