Lenovo on Wednesday announced the global availability and pricing of the Vibe Z phablet, which it had first revealed back in November. It is priced at $549 (roughly Rs. 34,300), and will be available from February in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the Philippines. Further availability details are not known at this point.
The Lenovo Vibe Z is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) 4G LTE smartphone that runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the box. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1920×1080) IPS wide angle viewing touchscreen display. The Vibe Z is powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the same processor found on flagship devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1. The Vibe Z comes with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU.
It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and dual-LED flash. The Vibe Z also includes a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. On the storage front it has 16GB of built-in storage that can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.
The Lenovo Vibe Z can deliver up to 278 hours of standby time; however the battery has not been detailed by the company. Further, Lenovo has also launched a flip cover for the Vibe Z phablet, similar to the S View Cover for Galaxy Note 3.
“We are proud to collaborate with Lenovo to enable the company’s first LTE smartphone,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Recently, Lenovo also launched the Vibe X smartphone for the Indian market at Rs. 25,999. The Vibe X sports a 5-inch 20/ 20 vision full-HD display that has a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and a pixel density of 440ppi, sitting under a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen bevelled at the edges. The phone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek (MTK 6589T) processor, has 2GB of RAM, and offers 16GB of built-in storage. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.