Lenovo Jumps on the 64-Bit Bandwagon with the Vibe Z2

64-Bit processors are the new thing, and Lenovo doesn’t want you to forget it. The hefty processors are just getting their bearings in the Android ecosystem, with the next iteration of Android optimized for those beefy chips. Apple’s A7 processor that lives inside of the iPhone 5S is 64 bit, so it only makes sense that Android manufacturers would follow suit. At any rate, Lenovo’s got them bits, cramming a 64 bit Snapdragon processor into the Vibe Z2.

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Vibe Z2

The Vibe Z2 touts a 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 display, a 3,000mAh battery, 32GB of internal memory and dual SIM support. It rocks a 13MP rear-facing camera and an incredible 8MP front-facing camera for the selfie obsessed.

Vibe X2

Vibe X2

Lenovo also announced another Vibe device, the Vibe X2. The Vibe X2 doesn’t rock a 64 bit processor, but don’t let that fool you into thinking the device isn’t up to snuff. While residing in the mid-range of the Android universe, the Vibe X2 touts an octa-core MediaTek MT6595 processor, a 5 inch Full HD display, 32GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP selfie snapper, which utilizes a wide-angle lens.

Both devices will begin their rollout in China this coming October, continuing in the rest of Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East as ell. The Vibe X2 will come with a price tag of $399, while the Z2 will command a $429 price.

Press release follows below for more information.


 What’s Your Vibe? Lenovo Reveals Two New Premium Vibe Smartphones

Optimized for consumer self expression with multilayered design and innovative click-on accessories on Vibe X2 and advanced cameras for selfie beautification and auto-shutter gesture controls on Vibe Z2
  • Fashion-forward VIBE X2 blends into any consumer lifestyle with trio of impressive features:  world’s first layered smartphone; first global handset maker with new MediaTek MT6595 processor and new VIBE Xtension accessories
  • VIBE Z2 perfects the “selfie” with super high resolution camera and super bright HD screen with optical image stabilization

 
BERLIN, GERMANY – September 4, 2014: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced at the 2014 IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin the latest additions to its VIBE line of premium smartphones: the new VIBE X2 and VIBE Z2. The thin and light Vibe X2 makes a powerful statement with its unique tri-layered design, advanced performance with the latest MediaTek MT6595 4G LTE True8Core™ processor and innovative click-on accessories. The Vibe Z2 sets a higher level for sleek trend-setting design with advanced performance and professional-grade photography features.
 
Lenovo VIBE X2: Multi-layered Design, Performance and Accessories for Multi-layered Lifestyles
The Lenovo VIBE X2, the world’s first layered smartphone, turns heads with its signature, gradient three layer design. Consumers can choose from a selection of four bold colors – white, red, gold and dark grey – to suit their individual style.
 
As the first global handset manufacturer to use the new MediaTEK MT6595 4G LTE True8Core™ processor, Lenovo has designed the VIBE X2 for impressive performance. This processor delivers a hidden layer of performance with power-saving features that help boost battery life, keeping videos, games and photos running longer. Combined with the processor, the smartphone’s 5-inch FHD resolution display with wide-angle viewing makes using apps, photo and more seamless.
 
The Lenovo VIBE X2 packs two advanced cameras equipped with multiple shooting modes and beautification features. This technology gives users the ability to capture crisp, vivid photos and video whenever the moment strikes. Users can take effortless selfies with the VIBE X2’s 5MP wide-angle front camera, featuring auto-shutter gesture controls that activate the lens with the blink of an eye or a smile. The13MP auto-focus, rear-facing camera comes with a back-illuminated sensor and LED flash to produce sharp, brilliant shots. And with 32GB of internal storage, users will have ample room to store their digital content.
 
To further personalize and amplify the mobile experience, Lenovo is introducing two new innovative click-on accessories, known as VIBE Xtensions, that work seamlessly with the VIBE X2: VIBE X2 Battery and VIBE X2 speaker. The VIBE Xtension1™ cases add a fourth layer to the VIBE X2’s multi-layer design, immediately extending battery life and cranking up high-fi sound. The ultra-thin (5.1mm) X2 Battery does double duty by protecting the phone while also extending its battery life by nearly up to 75 percent 1, so it can last straight from day to night without having to recharge. The X2 Speaker serves to amplify the phone’s sound when listening to music and watching movies, and comes with a convenient stand for hands-free use and built-in mic for group conference calls.
 
Lenovo VIBE Z2 Claims “Selfie” Crown as Lenovo’s First 64-Bit Smartphone
For those who want a high performance smartphone in a sleek brushed metal unibody design, Lenovo created the Vibe Z2. Remarkably slim at just 7.8 mm thin, this smartphone takes vibrancy to the next level with its extra-bright 600nit rating on a 5.5-inch (1280×720) HD display, making it one of the brightest screens on the market today, to produce ultra-sharp photos and video playback, even in bright sunlight.
 
The VIBE Z2 is Lenovo’s first 64-bit powered smartphone, which means it will be able to take advantage of Google’s future versions of Android that supports high-performance 64-bit computing. The Vibe Z2 runs on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 64-bit Quad Core 1.2GHz processor and is backed by a 3000mAh battery for all day battery life. Saving large amounts of data is simple with 32 GB of internal storage, and 4G LTE data speeds offer faster downloads and streaming while on the go. The VIBE Z2 also provides dual SIM support, which allows the phone to support two carrier plans, great for combining work and play in one device or for frequent travelers.
 
The VIBE Z2 takes camera features even further for amazing-looking shots. Its 13MP rear camera offers optical image stabilization and a next-generation Sony Exmor BSI sensor for vibrant night photography. Also, it comes with an 8MP front camera designed with an anti-distortion lens, balancing images for sharp and flawless self-portraits. And finally, the VIBE Z2 comes equipped with beautification features, button-free shutter control and new Instant On camera feature that allows users to capture a photo very quickly from the standby screen.
 
Quotes:
“The VIBE X2 offers consumers a smartphone that’s as unique as they are, starting with its three layer color gradient design that looks as beautiful as it feels in the hand,” said Colin Giles, senior vice president, worldwide sales, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo.”
 
“We are pleased to see our powerful MT6595 in Lenovo’s VIBE X2. This partnership demonstrates our commitment to enabling more LTE choices with VIBE X2 joining our growing list of LTE-enabled devices in our portfolio,” said Jeffrey Ju, Head of Smartphones, MediaTek.
 
Pricing and Availability2
Lenovo’s VIBE X2 and VIBE Z2 smartphones will be available first in China starting in October, and subsequently in Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East in countries where Lenovo smartphones are currently sold. The VIBE X2 will retail at $399 USD and the VIBE Z2 will retail at $429 USD.
 
You can access the press kit with additional images at this link: news.lenovo.com/IFA2014.
                                                           
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