CES 2014 | Lenovo launches four new smartphones including the LTE compatible Vibe Z
Despite its success in other areas, Lenovo hasn't had much luck in Western smartphone markets yet. Like other Chinese OEMs, Lenovo's handsets generally lack one of the most sought after features – LTE. But all that could change with the Vibe Z.
On par with many other prominent flagship phones, the new Vibe features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080), a quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.3, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP main camera with an f1.8 aperture lens, a 5 MP front facing camera, LTE, 802.11 ac wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 3000 mAh battery (up to 33 hours of talk time).
Along with the Z, Lenovo is also launching three lower end handsets - the S650, the A859, and the S930. These models all run on 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek 6581 processors and feature 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, an 8 MP main camera, 802.11 b/g/n wifi, Bluetooth 3.0, dual-SIM support, and Android 4.2.
The S650 has a 4.7-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, a microSD slot (up to 32 GB cards), and a 2000 mAh battery.
The A859 has a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display, a microSD slot, and a 2250 mAh battery.
The S930 is even bigger with a 6-inch HD (1280 x 720) display, a 3000 mAh battery, and front-facing speakers.
The Vibe Z will be available in February in parts of Asia and the Middle East starting at US$549. The S650, A859, and S930 are available now in all areas where Lenovo phones are sold. Prices start at US$229, US$219, and US$319 respectively.
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