Lenovo makes the Vibe X3 official: stereo speakers, dedicated audio chip, 21 MP camera
The company is betting not only on front-facing stereo speakers, but the phone also features Hi-fi 3.0, with a dedicated ESS Sabre ES9018K2M or Wolfson8281 DAC, separate speaker amplifiers, three noise-canceling mics and so on - basically the whole shebang that Chinese makers usually dub "Hi-fi" in their phones, and more.
The Vibe X3 arrives with a 5.5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 808 or octa-core MediaTek (for the 16 GB version) processors with SensorHub co-processing unit, 2/3 GB of RAM and 16/32/64 GB of internal memory storage, plus a microSD slot. The multimedia capabilities will be further enhanced by a hearty 13 MP/21 MP Sony shooter on the back with phase-detection AF, depending on the version, dual LED, dual-tone flash, as well as a 5 MP or 8 MP front-facing cameras.
Lenovo usually does well with the battery capacity in its phones, and the Vibe X3 doesn't disappoint, housing a 3600/3400 mAh juicer in a 154 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm or 153 x 75.9 x 8.7mm (for the basic 16 GB version) metallic chassis. The handset might seem a bit tall for a 5.5-incher, but that's because of the two front-facing stereo speakers, while the inevitable nowadays fingerprint scanner is housed at the back.
The Lenovo Vibe X3 will be released November 25th, and you can preorder it right now for the equivalent of $300 for the basic 2 GB RAM/ 16 GB storage X3, $400 for the 3 GB/32 GB combo, and the hefty $470 for the 3 GB/ 64 GB premium version of the phone. All in all, it seems like a pretty well-rounded phablet from Lenovo, any takers?