Lenovo announces the Vibe X2 Pro & P90 smartphones, a smart-band, and a selfie flash accessory

Lenovo announces the Vibe X2 Pro & P90 smartphones, a smart-band, and a selfie flash accessory
To say Chinese computing high-roller Lenovo has been hard at work the past year would be an understatement! At CES 2015, the company announced two new smartphones with flagship capabilities, a trendy smart band, and a selfie flash accessory that mounts to your phone's 3.5mm jack! Sadly, and we mean it, none of the products below will be sold in the good ol' USA. We can only speculate, but we're pretty sure there are complicated reasons behind this puzzling decision.

Regardless, here's what Lenovo delighted us with at CES 2015:

Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro

Here's to Lenovo bringing the premium to its smartphones once again! The gorgeous, fully metal Vibe X2 Pro combines the stark beauty of Sony's Xperia smartphones with the punk attitude of its three-color layered design. Other highlights include a 5.3-inch 1080p wide-view display, 13MP auto-focus front and rear cameras, dual nano-SIM slots & 4G LTE, a Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, and Android 4.4 KitKat topped off with Vibe UI 2.0. It is powered by a 2410mAh battery. The smartphone measures 5.76 x 2.79 x 0.27 in (146.3 X 71.0 X 6.95mm) and weights 0.308lbs (140g).

Price and availability, you ask? The X2 Pro will launch in April at $499 unlocked, but alas, Lenovo says it won't be available in the USA.

Lenovo P90

How do a 64-bit quad core processor, a 1080p 5.5-inch display, a 13MP main camera with OIS, and a humongous 4000mAh battery sound to you? Great, we reckon! The Lenovo P90 is all that, and it's also the first smartphone powered by Intel's newest 64-bit Atom silicon, which uses the 5-mode XMM 7262 modem - capable of LTE-Advanced fast Internet in global markets. 

Speaking of markets, sadly, the P90, which will be available in Pearl White, Onyx Black, and Lava Red, won't be coming to the USA either. It will launch in February at $369 unlocked.

Lenovo Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash

Lights, camera, selfie! Wait a minute - lights??? Aren't night-time selfies poorly lit by nature because of the inexplainable lack of front-facing flash LEDs in mainstream smartphones? Fear not, Lenovo is here, solving your gripes with an unique accessory that attaches itself to your phone's 3.5mm audio jack and illuminates your face with the force of eight white LED bulbs - enough to create even diffused light at over one meter radius. The flash syncs with the smartphone's shutter, and it doesn't matter what brand your Android phone is. It also takes up to 100 selfies on a single charge, so you'll have plenty of time to get that selfie just right, you narcissist!

The Xtension Selfie Flash will go on sale in April, priced at $29. It won't be sold in the USA for some reason, which boggles the mind. We mean, Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, and every selfie-centric celebrity in the States would be red hot for it!

Lenovo Vibe Band VB10

It's 2015 - don't expect to make it without a wearable eventually hitting you in the face from some direction! What makes the Lenovo VB10 special is the frugal E-Ink display, which will enable a 7 day battery life - or, essentially, the "charge-and-forget" experience all wearables should have. Functions-wise, the waterproof smart wristband offers watch-faces, fitness monitors and smartphone notifications. The E Ink display means no glare and an always clear picture, even under bright sunlight. There's room for up to 150 characters on the screen, which should be enough for glancing at your calls, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat notifications and such.

The band will be sold in April for $89, and you can take a wild guess whether it will be offered in the USA. Hint - no!

And this concludes Lenovo's smartphone announcements at CES 2015. Do you like what you're seeing?

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