Lenovo, which officially took control over Motorola Mobility from Google, is on cloud nine these days. At a press conference held in Delhi to mark the launch of the company's latest mid-end handset, the Vibe X2, Lenovo said Thursday that they sold 17 million units of smart phones in the last quarter. Those results didn't include the performances at Motorola.
It's true. Lenovo is slowly and gradually moving up the ladder. Traditionally, the leading Personal Computer brand in China, Lenovo's rising status in the handset market should be seen a classic example of how this Chinese company died and rose again.
Lenovo may be a big-time player, but according to the company the China market is slowly getting saturated. In 2012, Lenovo started selling their handsets outside of China, and now they're expecting miracles from markets like India - the world's third largest smartphone maker after China and the U.S.
Lenovo on Thursday launched the Vibe X2 in India, at a price of Rs. 19,990. The company claims the Vibe X2, as the world's first layered phone. The phone is exclusive to Flipkart.
We got our hands on the red, orange and silver colour combination, which looks pretty decent. We think the Lenovo has done a great job with the Vibe X2. Here are our first impressions of the new phone. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Lenovo Vibe X2: Form Factor, Design, Display and Operating System (OS)
The Vibe X2 looks remarkably different from Lenovo's previous handsets in its Vibe series. It is entirely new at the same time, particularly for its unique layered design. Admittedly, the phone seemed premium in nature, with very rectangular design.
The volume rocker and power button are on the right-hand side, while the SIM slot is on the left hand side. It's pretty slim, too, measuring at just 7.25mm and weighs 120g.
The metal finish looks expressive and when you hold it in the hand - it really feels sturdy and well built. Moreover, the Lenovo Vibe X2 offers deep customizable options: Vibe X2 Battery and Vibe X2 Speakers. Lenovo like to call them Vibe Xtension Smart Layers.
The 5-inch screen offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels that provide a pixel density of 440ppi. Undoubtedly, the colors were bright and the viewing angles were good.
It's acceptable, but far from what we're used to on most other Android handsets. At least for now, it's difficult to pass on final judgment just on the basis of a brief demo.
The Lenovo Vibe X2 runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with the Lenovo Vibe 2.0 UI layered over the top, which the company claims offers improved interaction with users.
Again, there wasn't enough time to go through each aspect of the user interface (UI). Nevertheless, we're happy to say that Lenovo has finally started to move away from unbearable and clumsy UI.