Lenovo's X2 has some Xperia DNA in it

Lenovo's X2 has some Xperia DNA in it
Lenovo is getting ready to launch a new (and apparently high-end) Android handset called X2. The smartphone’s been certified in China recently, and has two versions: X2-CU and X2-TO. Both have the same dimensions - 140.2 x 68.6 x 7.27 mm - and the same design, which reminds us of Sony’s Xperia flagship smartphones (thin bezels on the sides, rear camera positioning, etc). If it weren’t for the Lenovo logo, you could easily believe that the X2’s an upcoming Xperia.

The X2-CU is powered by an octa-core processor that’s most likely made by MediaTek, while the X2-TO has a dual-core 2.2 GHz processor. Other than that, their features seem to be identical, including a 5-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB / 32 GB of internal memory.

Both Lenovo X2 variants run Android 4.4 KitKat, and they’ll probably be released soon in China (Lenovo’s home country). At the moment, we don’t know if Lenovo plans to make any of them available internationally, but we'll let you know if we hear anything about this.  

source: TENAA (translated)



1. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Gold buttons on the white phone? Too expensive to have two different colors?

12. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Don't blame Lenovo . Steve Jobs once thought what would be a great design for a smart phone and ironically he thought of Sony too.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Step 1 of making a great smartphone: Don't use a MediaTek processor...

5. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

If it's using that new mysterious high scoring MediaTek processor then maybe it can be a very good phone. Yes we all know those scores don't really mean much but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

17. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Sorry to say.. But phones with mediatek CPU sucks so much. No updates and the GPS is stupid.

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Step 2 stop copying designs.

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Good one...

13. boltn unregistered

Step 3: Don't use an invitee method (aka The OPO style) to sell the phones.

3. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

All companies are copying from sony, first with htc one m7 rear design is like an xperia ion.. Google it ;( and then this.. Wow

4. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Umm no, the HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Eris, Droid DNA had similar designs as well.

7. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I don't see why Lenovo sees the need to copy designs. They already have an ingenious design team that can deliver something way more original. Heck, with Motorola there's no stopping them from being one of the top dogs regardless. Such blatant copycats will only ruin their reputation in the international market. Does more harm than good.

11. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yeah, seriously. They still have access to the ThinkPad design signature so why not use that and build a phone using that and maybe shoehorning in the stuff that made the ThinkPad great (durable plastic and maybe a "roll cage"). They could also go the Motorola route and use kevlar mixed with plastic with their now in house water resistant coating.

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

First they copied htc one x and now this....

10. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This title is misleading. I was expecting to hear about how Sony asked Lenovo out on a date. Took it to a bar. Next thing you know Lenovo is waking up to a strange ceiling & Sony smoking a cig.

14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Wow. And I thought Huawei was bad enough. But now Lenovo? And Xiaomi...my god and meizu. My god Chinese designed phones are the worst.

15. chuongster

Posts: 33; Member since: May 13, 2012

Chinese phone are getting better. It will help reduce the price for smartphone.

16. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Sorry to say... As long as it's still mediatek, it's crap!

18. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Lenovo Z1 Compact.

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