Lenovo S5 / K520 Specs published – A worthy Budget Smartphone?

The comeback for the once striving smartphone branch?


Lenovo, every since they took over the brand Motorola, stopped releasing noteworthy new smartphone devices for the global market. Eventually, a new Smartphone that might be a great competitor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has been leaked entirely.

The Lenovo S5, code named as K520 on the Chinese IP platform teena.com, just got its technical specifications and design released. If the price is competitive, the company from Shenzhen once again may be a good buy for the money.

Now with leaked specifications a couple question marks about this Smartphone will disappear. Yet, as the price was not released, we are uncertain if Lenovo can really take part in this battle.

lenovo k520 s5 front teena
lenovo k520 s5 teena back side

It is not surprising, that the design is fairly similar to the Xiaomi, but on the tech spec level the real differences come into place. The Lenovo S5 will boast a 5.65″ Display with the now-standard 18:9 resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, a yet unknown 2.0GHz Octa-Core Processor (Possibly a Snapdragon 652?), 3/4GB of RAM, 32/64GB Storage and a battery with 3000mAh. A dual-camera also boasts the back side of the newly registered smartphones.

first anouncement Lenovo K520
Anouncement of the K520 / S5 by Lenovo VP China Liu Jun (Source: Weibo)

Not particularly impressive, isn’t it? The hardware is not very impressive for device in early 2018 and we assume, as the design does not stand out for itself either, that Lenovo will compete on prices. The Redmi Note 5 Pro will cost around 1400¥ (221$) and boasts much better hardware than this device. It even comes with 6GB of RAM and, from what we see on the pictures available, much smaller bezels.

Only if priced below 1000¥ (~160$) we can see the Lenovo S5 take off and be able to compete with the regular version in Xiaomis Note series. The competition is huge among Chinese brands and Lenovo should better have a pretty solid strategy prepared to not become redundant once more.

We are excited to see bigger brands pushing for more attention as smaller brands like Leagoo, Ulefone or Elephone tend to be problematic in their PR-strategy or have significant problems with their released devices. The only thing that matters now: the price!

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