Lenovo Announces the Vibe Z2 and X2 Smartphones
Lenovo has just announced, at the IFA expo in Berlin, the Lenovo Vibe Z2, the company’s first ever 64-bit smartphone, and the Vibe X2, which the company is calling the “world’s first layered smartphone”.
The Vibe Z2 retains the same sleek brushed metal unibody design of its predecessor as well as its slim profile measuring just 7.8mm thin. It also features a large and extra-bright 600nit rating 5.5-inch HD screen with a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. On the rear of the Z2 is a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a Sony Exmor BSI CMOS sensor while the front is equipped with an 8-megapixel fixed focus camera.
On the inside, the Lenovo Vibe Z2 is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8916 64-bit quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 3,000 mAh battery, and dual SIM support. Connectivity-wise the Lenovo Vibe Z2 supports 4G/LTE connectivity, WiFi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.0. It runs on Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.
On the other hand, the Vibe X2 features a unique and innovative three-layered design where users will be able to choose from among four colors to make up the three layers of the Vibe X2. Another feature of the phone’s three-layered design is the support for Lenovo’s new Xtensions which are click-on layers for the Vibe X2.
Currently, Lenovo will make two Xtensions layers available including the X2 Battery, an extra battery layer that extends the Vibe X2’s battery life by 75 percent, and the X2 Speaker, a high-fi speaker to amplify the Vibe X2’s sound output. It also features a MediaTEK MT6595 True8Core processor as well as 4G/LTE connectivity.
The Vibe Z2 comes in White, Titanium, and Gold, and will be available in China first in October while countries in Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East will get it at later dates after that. The Vibe Z2 will retail at an estimated SRP of $429 USD. On the other hand, the Vibe X2 will be available at the same time as the Vibe Z2 at an SRP of around $399 USD.