At IFA 2014 today, Lenovo officially released two new smartphones from their Vibe line of devices. The Lenovo Vibe X2 and the Lenovo Vibe Z2 will be hitting store shelves in China, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East in October. The Vibe X2 will retail for $399 USD while the Vibe Z2 will retail for $429.
The Vibe X2 is “the world’s first layered smartphone” as we saw in some leaked photos. The device is powered by a MediaTek MT6595 octa-core processor running a 2.0 GHz, supports 4G LTE, and has a 5-inch screen running at 1920 x 1080 resolution. The Vibe X2 has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. Lenovo gave the device a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. The unit is powered by a 2300mAh battery. Lenovo includes their custom VIBE UI 2.0 interface on top of Android 4.4 KitKat. Along with the device, Lenovo is also making a couple accessories available, including a battery and a speaker, that can be attached via a Vibe Xtension. The Vibe Xtension effectively creates a fourth layer for the device. The Vibe X2 will be available in white, red, gold and dark grey.
Lenovo’s latest tablet is a bottom-shelf priced tablet with near top-shelf specs: The TAB S8. The greatness starts with the display. At 8 inches and 1920×1200, the screen is sharper than FHD. The bezels are miniscule, causing the screen to almost run from edge to edge of the device. The front panel also features Dolby-enhanced dual front speakers and a 1.6 MP HD camera. On the back, there is a respectable 8 MP camera.
Lenovo, like everyone else, is hosting an event next month to introduce the Vibe X2. Invites have been sent out for an event on September 4 during IFA 2014. There is a comedic part and an interesting part to Lenovo’s invite. The comedic part has to do with Apple and its September 9 event and the interesting part involves Android L.
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On Friday, an unspecified Lenovo smartphone received certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Its model number is “Lenovo X2-EU,” so it is extremely likely we are looking at the company’s upcoming Vibe X2. Leaked images of what is allegedly the Lenovo Vibe X2 surfaced recently.
From the certification documents, we do know that it is running Android 4.4.2 which is nearly the latest version of the operating system. By the time it launches, it could have the latest version or Lenovo will just issue a software update right out of the box.
Source: Wi-Fi Alliance [PDF Download Link]
When a leaked Lenovo roadmap was discovered a little over a week ago, one of the devices listed was the Lenovo Vibe X2, a sequel to the Lenovo Vibe X. The roadmap document seemed to hint at the device being available in a wide variety of colors. Some newly discovered photos of the device add a little more information to what Lenovo is getting ready to bring to market. The images show what appears to be a metal chassis for the device. A view of the side also shows what appears to be layers of metal used for construction of the smartphone, though it is difficult to tell if that is just a faux look.
A leaked Lenovo roadmap shows what smartphones the company has in store for the rest of the year, including three devices in September, one in October, and one in November. Five devices in three months means the company is definitely trying to create a strong portfolio going into the holidays.
It isn’t its flagship smartphone that is bringing Motorola success. Motorola has experienced a very successful second quarter in 2014 due to the success of its budget handsets. The Moto G was first up and featured quality specifications for a great price without a contract. The Moto E went even further down in both categories and allowed Motorola to capture a market that would otherwise be left for feature phones.
Motorola’s most anticipated device of the year, codenamed Shamu, has shown up on the GFX Benchmark database. Although the results weren’t complete, the scores are fairly similar with other devices running Snapdragon 801′s. The results showed that Shamu will sport a 1080p screen, and rumors have led us to believe that the size of the screen could be anywhere from a normal size, like 5-inches, to phablet size, like 6-inches.
Today, Lenovo has announced the Vibe Z2 Pro as its new flagship device heading forward. It is going to be big, literally. The Vibe Z2 Pro has a gigantic 6-inch display with 2560×1440 resolution (Quad HD). This gives it 490 pixels per inch. The back of the Vibe Z2 Pro is just as impressive as the front since Lenovo opted to cover it with metal. All of this is within a 7.7mm thin body.
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On August 5, Lenovo is expected to announce the Vibe Z2 Pro. But that may not be the only handset the company announces on that date. The image above is claimed to be the Vibe Z2 Pro (left) alongside what is allegedly the Vibe Z2 Pro Mini. Being a true miniature version of the Vibe Z2 Pro, the handset on the right does have a smaller body that retains the same design.
The person posting the image on Weibo also included at least one part of its specifications. Although it is a mini, the Vibe Z2 Pro Mini is said to feature a 5-inch display. The larger Vibe Z2 Pro will boast a massive 6-inch display.
Via: GSM Insider