Lenovo Vibe X2 unveiled: ‘world’s first layered smartphone’ is sleek, also first with MediaTek's new octa-core chip


Lenovo has just lifted the cover off its brand new Vibe X2, ‘the world’s first layered smartphone’. 

This is a fancy description of the stand-out ‘tri-layered’ strips of color on the side of the phone, but what’s truly remarkable is that the Vibe X2 is a stylish and sleek metal 5-inch handset that is the world’s first to feature MediaTek’s MT6595m octa-core chip.

Design-wise, the sleek, 7.27mm (0.29”) gadget has simple, flat and blocky lines, and it comes in white, red, gold and dark grey colors.

The Vibe X2 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with Lenovo’s custom VIBE user interface on top of it. Here are all of its specs highlights:

  • Andoird 4.4 KitKat with VIBE UI
  • 7.27mm thin
  • 5-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel (Full HD) IPS display
  • MediaTek MT6595m True8Core processor
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front cam
  • LTE HSPA+
  • 2300mAh battery

Being the first with this new MediaTek octa-core chip, Lenovo claims that the processor has power-saving features that help improve battery life, so one could expect a little extra juice from the 2300mAh battery.

In addition, the Vibe X2 comes with what what Lenovo calls “Xtensions”. These click-on accessories are the Vibe X2 battery and Vibe X2 speaker. The Vibe X2 battery is extremely thin at just 5.1mm and not only extends battery life by up to 75%, but also acts as a case to protect the phone, while the X2 speaker adds more oomph to your tunes.

With a price of the very reasonable $399, the Lenovo Vibe X2 is much cheaper than other flagships, and that’s always a good thing. The X2 release date is September for China and October for select other regions (Pacific Asia, where the phone will get dual SIM version, Eastern Europe and the Middle East), but there is no word on U.S. availability.

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27 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Add a battery on top of another battery...

2. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

what is wrong with that?

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Let's do simple math here. 7.27+5.1=12.37 = BULK.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Z3 is that you?

6. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Wait a minute, didn't Sony also "borrow" a key design element from the iP4 which is the glass back? So unless you weren't this surprised when the Z was released, you shouldn't be this surprised by the looks of this Lenovo.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'm not talking about materials I'm talking about the overall design. Even with the glass back, Xperias and iPhone 4/4s look completely different.

22. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Then have look at lg prada,s2,lg g1.... Rectangle is not property of sony just like rectangle with rounded corner is not property of apple...

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Wtf I'm not talking about the shape of the frame or so. Like being rectangular. The overall shape of the sides, back, front. Replacement of camera and other buttons and all. Not just the damn rectangular shape dude.

13. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

actually it was apple that "borrowed" the design for their iphone from sony. check this:http://www.xperiablog.net/2012/07/27/apple-took-inspiration-from-sony-when-designing-the-iphone/

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

No just a copy cat.

5. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I didn't realise Lenovo and Sony are the same company

7. Iodine

Posts: 1504; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

"Worlds first layered smartphone." Why everybody tries to make all of their new smartphones having some "firsts" even though it's totally irrelevant ? I can make a rectangle from cardboard and say it's the world first phone from cardboard....

25. genkidama20

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Welcome to Marketing 101. That's just how the game is played.

9. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Nooo why mediatek??

11. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I almost puked in my mouth when I heard mediatek but I'm really curious how this new chip performs.

14. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

probably to keep overall costs down

18. A.Adel

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

actually the new mediatek is good you can check mobile review site they make a review and its scored more than 38000+ in antutu and was on the top of all ather benchmarks i cant post the link because my email here is new so search in google for mobile-review .com or delete the space and enter it and see

10. mr2009

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

all those fancy word aint gonna win them any design award....

12. blitzkreig

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

hey.. doesn't the meizu mx4 also have the mediatek 6595 cpu & hit 50k+ in antutu? And if i am not mistaken, the mx4 was the 1st to ship with this soc..

19. A.Adel

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

this is 6595m

15. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

And this here kids, is another F U moment bought to you by our good friends at Levono.

16. bakarock

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

Is there is Snapdragon 805 variant? If yes, hurry up n take my money

17. julian6.0

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

Not a bad looking phone

20. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

False, the Jolla phone was the first "layered" smartphone

21. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Specs smell almost a SGS4.

26. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Wish the Moto acquisition will teach em to know better. For the time being, I say we shouldn't be butt-hurt how it resembles a Sony. Can't imagine it'll affect their sales all that much.

27. jiezel91

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

Rock on Lenovo! I currently have a Lenovo P780 and I can tell you that the build quality is exceptional. Dropped mine 5 times already at shoulder level on ceramic floor and still no issues. And have received 4 or maybe 5 software updates since I bought my phone last January. I'm loving my experience with them so far.

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