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Lenovo's X2 has some Xperia DNA in it

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Lenovo's X2 has some Xperia DNA in it
Lenovo is getting ready to launch a new (and apparently high-end) Android handset called X2. The smartphone’s been certified in China recently, and has two versions: X2-CU and X2-TO. Both have the same dimensions - 140.2 x 68.6 x 7.27 mm - and the same design, which reminds us of Sony’s Xperia flagship smartphones (thin bezels on the sides, rear camera positioning, etc). If it weren’t for the Lenovo logo, you could easily believe that the X2’s an upcoming Xperia.

The X2-CU is powered by an octa-core processor that’s most likely made by MediaTek, while the X2-TO has a dual-core 2.2 GHz processor. Other than that, their features seem to be identical, including a 5-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB / 32 GB of internal memory.

Both Lenovo X2 variants run Android 4.4 KitKat, and they’ll probably be released soon in China (Lenovo’s home country). At the moment, we don’t know if Lenovo plans to make any of them available internationally, but we'll let you know if we hear anything about this.  


source: TENAA (translated)

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posted on 26 Aug 2014, 19:09 1

1. DillWeed (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


Gold buttons on the white phone? Too expensive to have two different colors?

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 01:28 1

12. techperson211 (Posts: 710; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Don't blame Lenovo . Steve Jobs once thought what would be a great design for a smart phone and ironically he thought of Sony too.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 19:14 10

2. fzacek (Posts: 2224; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Step 1 of making a great smartphone: Don't use a MediaTek processor...

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 19:33

5. JC557 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


If it's using that new mysterious high scoring MediaTek processor then maybe it can be a very good phone. Yes we all know those scores don't really mean much but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 17:57

17. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Sorry to say.. But phones with mediatek CPU sucks so much. No updates and the GPS is stupid.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 20:27 9

6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6737; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Step 2 stop copying designs.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 20:53

9. fzacek (Posts: 2224; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Good one...

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 02:44 2

13. boltn (unregistered)


Step 3: Don't use an invitee method (aka The OPO style) to sell the phones.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 19:20 3

3. mokhtar (Posts: 271; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


All companies are copying from sony, first with htc one m7 rear design is like an xperia ion.. Google it ;( and then this.. Wow

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 19:31 2

4. JC557 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Umm no, the HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Eris, Droid DNA had similar designs as well.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 20:41

7. Chuck007 (Posts: 277; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


I don't see why Lenovo sees the need to copy designs. They already have an ingenious design team that can deliver something way more original. Heck, with Motorola there's no stopping them from being one of the top dogs regardless. Such blatant copycats will only ruin their reputation in the international market. Does more harm than good.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 00:32

11. JC557 (Posts: 1164; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Yeah, seriously. They still have access to the ThinkPad design signature so why not use that and build a phone using that and maybe shoehorning in the stuff that made the ThinkPad great (durable plastic and maybe a "roll cage"). They could also go the Motorola route and use kevlar mixed with plastic with their now in house water resistant coating.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 20:50

8. tiara6918 (Posts: 1534; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


First they copied htc one x and now this....

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 21:17 2

10. dorianb (Posts: 427; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


This title is misleading. I was expecting to hear about how Sony asked Lenovo out on a date. Took it to a bar. Next thing you know Lenovo is waking up to a strange ceiling & Sony smoking a cig.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 04:28

14. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Wow. And I thought Huawei was bad enough. But now Lenovo? And Xiaomi...my god and meizu. My god Chinese designed phones are the worst.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 14:40

15. chuongster (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Chinese phone are getting better. It will help reduce the price for smartphone.

posted on 27 Aug 2014, 17:54

16. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Sorry to say... As long as it's still mediatek, it's crap!

posted on 28 Aug 2014, 01:52

18. maple_mak (Posts: 20; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Lenovo Z1 Compact.

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