Lenovo Shows Off Four New Smartphones
Published on: 2nd Jan 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
China's Lenovo has shown off its first LTE capable smartphone the Lenovo Vibe Z as well as three other mid range smartphones.
The Vibe Z comes encased in a 7.9mm silver or titanium body weighing 147 grams. The screen is a 5.5-inch (1920x1080) IPS wide angle viewing touchscreen display with a pixel density of 400 pixels per inch.
It is supplied with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 2 GB of memory, up to 16 GB of internal storage and ships with Android 4.3.
It has a 13 MP rear camera with a large f1.8 aperture lens to cope with low light situations and a 5 MP front camera that's equipped with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots. Additionally Vibe Z offers Lenovo-specific software supporting motion and gestures for better one-handed usage on large screen devices.
S Series Smartphones
Both S-Series smartphones adopt the Vibe Z's silver body and laser-etched fabric-feel rear cover, the S930 supersizes the available screen real estate with its 6-in high definition 1280x720 touchscreen while the S650 sports a compact 4.7-in gHD 960x540 display with IPS wide angle viewing.
The S930 also comes with twin speakers and Dolby Digital Plus and has directional sensors to move characters in 3D.
Both models are powered by a MediaTek Quad Core processor and running Android 4.2 and 8.7mm thin and both support dual SIM cards. They come with an 8 MP rear camera with flash, a capable front camera and 8 GB of storage. Both smartphones include gesture-based controls and the latest Lenovo launcher customizations.
Available in white or black, it measures 9.2mm thin with a 5-in high definition (1280x720) IPS screen with 178° wide angle viewing. Like the S Series, it has a dual SIM card, runs on a MediaTek 6582 processor and Android 4.2, has an 8 MP rear camera, a front camera and 8 GB of storage.
Pricing and Availability
The Vibe Z starts at $549 and is available starting in February in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the Philippines.
The S930 and S650 start at $319 and $229, respectively. They are available beginning immediately in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold.
The A859 starts at $219 and is available starting immediately in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold.