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Lenovo to launch a larger yet thinner variant of its Vibe X2 smartphone

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Lenovo to launch a larger yet thinner variant of its Vibe X2 smartphone
Back in September, Lenovo introduced the Vibe X2 as the world’s first multi-layered metal-made smartphone. The handset was released in select markets not long after that, and now it looks like Lenovo is getting ready to introduce a larger version of it.

The new Vibe X2 was approved by China’s Telecommunications Equipment Center, which means it might be launched in China soon. While the original handset sports a 5-inch 1080p display, the new X2 comes with a larger, 5.3-inch screen - though the 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution hasn’t changed. The new device is also a bit taller than the original, and slightly thinner (6.8 mm versus 7.3 mm). Another change concerns the processor: it’s still an octa-core MediaTek one, but it’s clocked at 1.5 GHz, not at 2 GHz.

Like the Vibe X2 that’s already available to buy, the new one runs Android KitKat. Other features include LTE connectivity, an 8 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, and microSD card slot.

It’s not clear where and when the new (and larger) Vibe X2 will be released, but Lenovo will probably share some official details on this soon.

source: TENAA

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posted on 20 Nov 2014, 23:34

1. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

Remind me, does Lenovo have a heavy skin over its Android interface, or is it closer-to-stock Android? That could mean the difference between a good and a bad phone...

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 00:56 1

3. Suo.Eno (Posts: 524; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

Not heavy but still somewhat weighty. Bought my mom an S820 few months back. It's rocking this Vibe UI thing with one saving factor being that the ROM is backed by active in-house development which puts out regular dev builds albeit not an English friendly initiative unfortunately.

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 02:11 1

6. Codyjack (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)

I have the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro. The Lenovo ui is a heavy, but in development menu, you can change to stock ui.

I actually prefer the Lenovo ui with a launcher downloaded from Google play than stock because of all the extra options.

posted on 20 Nov 2014, 23:52 1

2. realjjj (Posts: 375; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)

The change in SoC is the biggest one. X2 is using quad A17, this one seems to be A53 based so a lot slower.

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 00:57 1

4. Suo.Eno (Posts: 524; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

I'd take that "slower" A53 if it means better future proofing. Plus I doubt that anyone going for a Lenovo Vibe line has speed as top priority...

posted on 21 Nov 2014, 01:41

5. vincelongman (Posts: 5043; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Also the A53s are slower, but they are much more efficient

posted on 16 Dec 2014, 00:20

7. JJOPQ (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Nov 2014)

Lenovo VIBE X2 4G android 4.4 MTK6595m octa core 2Go 16GO 5.0 pouces 1080 Px PPI 445

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