China-based major tech firm Lenovo seems to be all geared up to take on the smartphone challenge against industry's big names. With it's latest Vibe series, Lenovo has already made a position in the market in the slimmest phone category and now the manufacturer is hitting the ground on the processor power. Yes, today has come up with a new high-end Android based Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor powered smartphone -- Lenovo Vibe Z.
The makers behind popular K900 have not announced exact retail price and availability details of Vibe Z, however it has been informed, as a part of initial phase of launch, Lenovo Vibe Z will be exclusive to Chinese market. Lenovo has also confirmed that the company will soon start taking pre-orders for the Vibe Z in the coming weeks, but has not confirmed about the plans of India release.
Vibe Z -- Key Specifications
Generally, Lenovo handsets come stuffed with either Intel or MediaTek chipset. However, with th launch of Vibe Z, Lenovo has entered into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset league. The design of Vibe Z is similar to that of Lenovo Vibe X. The main difference between the two devices is the chipset inside.
The Vibe Z has a 5.5-inch IPS display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It also houses a Dual SIM facility. The phone is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC coupled with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
There's a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f1/8 aperture and dual LED Flash. Also add a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. No battery size has been mentioned by the company, though, Lenovo promise up to 278 hours of talk time (standby mode).
Moreover, Lenovo has launched a Flip cover for the 5.5-inch FHD phablet. As mentioned earlier, the international availability of the device is unknown at the moment.
Currently, Lenovo might lack resources and popularity compared against Samsung and Sony smartphone market, hence the manufacturer is taking an indirect and safe approach. First the vendor is introducing the handset range in native country to tap more and more local consumers and then phasing out the launch to reach the global market completing the launches with business and marketing strategies.
This might help the manufacturer to taste success to some extent. But in the end, it all depends on whether the device will turn out to be a hit in the market or not. For instance, before Vibe Z, Lenovo launched Vibe X at the IFA 2013 event held in Berlin.
Lenovo Vibe X -- Indian debut
Already, GizBot informed you that the Lenovo Vibe X is coming to India in December 2013. The phone comes with a 5-inch 1080p display. It is powered by a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6589T quad-core chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Similar It also houses a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Other connectivity features include: 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and NFC, to name a few. The phone should be announced in India before Christmas at around Rs. 27,000. What do you think looking at the specs, will you go for a Lenovo smartphone for your next upgrade, tell us in the comments section below and stay tuned to GizBot for more updates.
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