While we were expecting to see the Lenovo Vibe X2 smartphone go official at the IFA 2014, the company surprised everyone with a second handset, the Vibe Z2. Both devices run on Android with the former being the first to offer the MediaTek MT6595 chip carrying LTE connectivity and the latter being the OEM’s first 64-bit phone.
The Lenovo Vibe X2 has been leaked a few times already and while we’ve seen two version of the handset get certified, only one model has been officially revealed. The missing phone was said to feature an Intel dual core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and will probably be region specific.
Back to the device in question, Lenovo has granted it a metal construction and a design that looks strikingly similar to the Xperia Z series from Sony. The phone comes in four very attractive colors, namely white, red, gold and dark grey. The MediaTek MT6595 processor used here features quad Cortex A17 processors and quad Cortex A7 with PowerVR Series 6 graphics.
Additionally, the phone kicks in 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, a 5-inch 1080p display, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper amongst other components. Coming to the Vibe Z2, this handset takes after its larger sibling the Z2 Pro where design is concerned. It’s being touted as a selfie phone since it carries an 8MP front camera.
Here’s a quick look at the Lenovo Vibe Z2 key specifications:
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Display: 5.5-inch 720p HD IPS panel
– Chipset: 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 SOC
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
– Camera: 8MP front, 13MP rear
– Battery: 3000mAh
The Lenovo Vibe X2 and Z2 will go on sale initially in China next month followed by select locations in Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The phones are priced at $399 and $429, respectively.