Lenovo teaser highlights the rear-facing speaker on an upcoming phone

A teaser released by Lenovo points to a high-quality speaker for an upcoming handset. The teaser shows the back of a Lenovo branded phone with two speaker grilles. A line is coming out from one of them that reads "Speaker Uber Alles," which roughly means in German that these speakers are above all other smartphone speakers in the world.

As we mentioned, there are two speaker grilles, but the teaser shows sound coming out of only one of them. That could indicate that this phone will offer sound in mono, not stereo. And  while we are talking audio, we would be remiss if we didn't point out the Dolby logo that lies on the back of the phone.

According to Slash Gear, which used a combination of anonymous tips and precedent from past Lenovo devices to come with some estimated specs, the phone could feature a Gorilla Glass protected 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The Snapdragon 616 SoC is expected to be under the hood with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 3GB will be inside, along with 32GB of native storage. Those seeking additional memory will be able to access the 128GB capacity microSD slot. The phone is said to be clad in aluminum, and will support Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0.

We could see the device unveiled at MWC in Barcelona, which kicks off on February 22nd. That is a week from today.

source: SlashGear



14. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Yeah... I speaker that is facing away from you and can easily be covered up by your fingers. Sounds like a very good idea!

13. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

I thought a few months ago speakers facing any flat surface where the sound would bounce off and seem loud and clear was considered good. What has happened to change that so suddenly?

12. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

Lenovo's Vibe X3 and K4 Note are both great phones with front facing speakers. Too bad I can't easily buy one here in Canada.

10. stijnvbml

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Speaker ├╝ber alles doesn't mean this is the best speaker phone, but "speaker above all", so the main focus of the phone is the speaker. Lenovo does not imply that this is the best speaker on a phone yet.

7. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

anyone else think that lenovo is doing a goddamn awful job with motorola? before they got bought they had a lot of creative ideas. now? just seems like they are "going bigger" w/ the display and calling it a day.

6. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Why dont you mount speaker inside the phone and claim it first invisible speaker in the world. Equally stupid decision to a back mounted speaker.

8. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

theres even some tech out there (for years now) that turns the glass into an entire speaker. no idea why no company has ever thought of doing that yet.

5. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

So yet another phone I can't look at the screen if I want to properly hear the speakers.

4. surethom

Posts: 1779; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Is it 2013, speakers should never be on the back . Bottom of the phone or more useful on the front. This does.not board well for Motorola future if they can't even get this right.

9. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

phones like these that keep reminding me lenovo doesn't have a damn clue how to make a decent phone.

3. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

This is the kind of asinine crap that will kill the Motorola brand.

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Yeah a speaker that's once again facing against you.. Good job Lenovo, Good Job.

2. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015


11. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I bet that this wont even come close to HTC's speakers.

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