Lenovo Vibe Z goes official: razor-thin 5.5 incher is company's first with LTE

Lenovo Vibe Z goes official: razor-thin 5.5 incher is company's first with LTE
The Lenovo Vibe Z has just gone official, and it’s a 5.5-inch 1080p smartphone coming in a razor-thin body, and with the powerful Snapdragon 800 system chip on board. It’s Lenovo’s first smartphone with support for 4G LTE connectivity, capable of reaching download speeds of up to 150Mbps, and gunning for the international market. The Vibe Z is a device putting design as one of its top priorities as it features a sleek look and feel thanks to the laser-etched back that Lenovo claims feels like fabric. It is 7.9mm thick and weighs 0.32 pounds (147 grams), thin and light for its size. 

The Vibe Z is a true phablet. It sports a huge 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, working out to a pixel density of around 400ppi - more than enough for sharp-looking visuals.

The Lenovo Vibe Z features the 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 system chip, the same Qualcomm creation that powers the latest and most powerful devices out there, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The device also sports 2GB of RAM, and comes with 16GB of internal storage for the basic model.

A 13-megapixel auto-focus camera lays on the back of the Vibe Z. It features a large f/1.8 aperture - such a wide aperture allows more light in, and that's great for better low-light shots and just steadier images. There is also a wide-angle 5-megapixel front camera with the wide-angle feature making it possible to fit more people in a scene, so those family video chats will be even more fun.

We have already mentioned that the Vibe Z will be Lenovo's first smartphone to support 4G LTE connectiviy, and other connectivity options include dual-channel Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

All of this hardware will work to power Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with some Lenovo motion and gesture support, as well as a few custom apps like Super Camera and Super Gallery that add more effects to your images. The Vibe Z price starts at $549 and it will arrive to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the Philippines in February, but Lenovo says it won't be available in the United States. Nonetheless, not bad for an international start, don't you think?

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21 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What a beast! What's the price?

2. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

$549 for the basic model.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Okay, thanks Victor. But I saw the specs and you guys said that it lacks micro SD for storage expansion, are you guys sure about that?

18. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

What a sexy device, like the K900

3. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Screen on/off button untop; hmm...not the best place to put it...

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

..lol

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'll pass. If rather get something more mainstream.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'd rather*

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

An iPhone right? I'd rather get something more useful instead of a little phone that's good for showing off.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're the first one to mention the iPhone. Checkmate.

9. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

How about the capacity of battery?

12. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Oh 3000mah ;)

15. Imaxxacre

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

The back really reminds me of a GS2. Seems like a beast of a smartphone, though.

17. loveHEAVYMETAL unregistered

good spec , but i didnot trust on Lenovo for their quality has a bad experience with lenovo s920 ;( just few week it gets problem,cant power on... now send to repair X( my old lg device still work well,already 2year and more

19. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Is that a metal frame or just painted plastic?

21. GeekMovement unregistered

Love what they did with the front facing camera. 5 megapixels & wide-angle! I hope this becomes more standard in 2014 flagships.

23. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

This is a good price for the device. Let's see whats gonna happen in 2014.

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