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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