Lenovo will re-enter the smartphone market in the Philippines this week, with the launch of three new models: the Lenovo K5 Play, the Lenovo K5 Pro, and the Lenovo S5 Pro. Also this week, Lenovo is introducing a range of smart home devices in the Philippines for the first time, including a robot vacuum cleaner, a smart home hub connected to Google Assistant, and a 2-in-1 tablet hybrid.
Integrating artificial intelligence and better connectivity, the new Lenovo smartphones and smart home devices are designed to bolster everyday experience as they provide users with ease and boundless opportunities to do more.
“Smarter technology can solve problems, create opportunities, and ultimately transform the way we all live. Bringing our expertise as the world’s leading PC provider into our new smartphone and smart home technology solutions, we are able to give customers the ability to experience the world in a more intuitive, immersive way by providing end-to-end solutions across the entire customer journey. Our new smartphones bring people closer with integrated AI, powerful mobile processors, intuitive camera setups, and advanced biometric security at a lower price point. Ultimately, these devices and accessories will help create a more inclusive, trustworthy, and sustainable digital society for everyone,” said Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager Michael Ngan.
These new smart devices are part of Lenovo’s overall summer campaign, the “Lenovo Summer Sale,” launched live on May 26. The products will be available in Lenovo partner stores nationwide and online, or through the Lenovo Mobile Flagship store on Lazada https://www.lazada.com.ph/
New smartphones offer value for money with advanced features
The new Lenovo smartphones to be sold in the Philippines will offer value for money combined with advanced features such as multiple camera setups and advanced chipsets. Lenovo’s first offering includes the Lenovo K5 Play, the Lenovo K5 Pro, and the Lenovo S5 Pro.
“We want to offer a model for every type of user. Expect our new smartphones to carry the ThinkPad DNA with the same technology found in our PC devices, including some attributes such as enhanced security and power,” added Ngan.
The Lenovo K5 Play features a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen, with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 Octa-core chipset, with up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, it consists of a dual rear camera setup with 13MP F/2.2 + 2MP shooting capability and an 8MP F/2.0 front camera.
Meanwhile, the K5 Pro boasts of a 5.99-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. It’s fueled by a Snapdragon 636 Octa-core chipset and has 4GB/6GB memory and 64GB of internal storage. Expect no drop in video quality when it comes to shooting as both front and rear cameras carry the same 16MP + 5MP camera setup, with additional flash in the front.
The Lenovo K5 Pro also possesses USB Type-C connectivity, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader for additional security when logging in, and a 4050 mAh battery that has 18W QuickCharge 3.0 support for faster recharging.
Lenovo S5 Pro (starts at P7,495)
The Lenovo S5 Pro features a 6.2-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels, which makes the screen capable of showing clear and crisp photos and videos. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core, coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB of internal storage, and Adreno 509 for graphics. Mobile photographers are in for a treat with its 12MP F/1.8 + 20MP F/2.6 rear cameras and 20MP F/2.2 + 8MP front cameras. Enhanced security is assured with the S5 Pro’s rear-mounted fingerprinted reader and Infrared camera face unlock feature. It also has a USB Type-C port for further connectivity.
Hassle-free living with Lenovo smart home solutions
For the first time in the Philippines, Lenovo will introduce a number of smart home devices designed to ease home management tasks and make families feel more comfortable. With smart home devices, technology can now take care of menial tasks with just a few voice commands.
Lenovo Smart Tabs
Designed to provide users a smarter home experience, the new Lenovo Smart Tab M8 (starts at PHP 8,490), M10 HD (starts at PHP 9,990), and M10 FHD Plus (starts at PHP 13,990) function as smart home hubs through Google Assistant, which allows the devices to control parts of a smart home such as lights and outlets. The tablets can also perform tasks through voice commands, even when hooked up to its hard-bundled Smart Charging Station (worth PHP 2,995) that comes free with every purchase. The tablets all come with dual front-facing speakers and dual microphones powered by Dolby Atmos which delivers all-flowing and clear audio. For added connectivity purposes, both the M10 HD and M10 FHD Plus have been equipped with USB Type-C 2.0 ports.
There’s also a Lenovo Smart Tab (PHP 14,990) variant that comes with a built-in kickstand for ease of use and a three-digital-mic array with 360 far-field voice recognition which allows voice commands to come from almost anywhere.
2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet hybrid
Lenovo is also bringing nine new variants of the popular D330 (price starts at PHP 14,995) 2-in-1 device. Can be used as a tablet or a laptop through its detachable display, the D330 can have up to Intel Pentium Silver N5000 processor and the Windows 10 Home operating system.
Lenovo Robot Vacuum Cleaner T1, T1 Pro, E1 (T1 – P19,995; T1 Pro – P24,995; E1 – P9,995)
Further enhancing the smart home experience are Lenovo’s Robot Vacuum T and E series that sweep the floor so the homeowner can focus on more important tasks. They also come with Automatic Dirt Disposal that spontaneously empties dust bins for easy discarding. All three Robot Vacuums can readily be controlled and customized using the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant app.
In addition to the smart devices, Lenovo is further bolstering customers’ overall technology experience by offering several new accessories with notable features.
HE08 Neckband Headset, HD 100 Wireless Headset, HT28 TWS Buds
With Bluetooth 5.0 support, Lenovo’s HE08 Neckband Headset (P1,495), HD 100 Wireless Headset (P1,995), and HT28 TWS Buds (starts at PHP 2,495) can playback sound at farther ranges and transmit it roughly as fast as compared to devices with Bluetooth 4.2 support. With an ergonomic and comfortable design, the devices are also capable of playing for long hours, with the HT28 TWS Buds able to last six hours of playtime. The same buds are also waterproof, making them an ideal accessory for the outdoors as they remove worries of water damage.
Lenovo Smartwatch S2 (P2,995)
Powered by its Nordic 5283 processor, the Smartwatch S2 is able to track sleep performance and outdoor movement. Its sensors also allow it to measure motion speed and heart rate, and through its Sports Mode, the Smartwatch S2 becomes a handy tool during workouts. Furthermore, the device is able to withstand day-to-day usage with its zinc alloy frame, tempered glass display, and 3ATM water resistance.
Lenovo 14,000mAh USB-C Laptop Powerbank (P4,995)
Built for modern professionals who need uninterruptible power while on-the-go, the Lenovo 14,000mAh USB-C Laptop Powerbank is a portable powerhouse with its ability to provide 48 Wh battery life to mobile workstations. The device’s two integrated USB-A ports and one USB-C port with PD 3.0 support also make it an all-around charging station for both phones and laptops. (Jonathan Castillo)