Last year at IFA 2014, Lenovo unveiled a really awesome device which had a very interesting design aesthetic to it. The device, the Vibe X2 has a layered design which is quite unique in terms of design. In retrospect, it is quite affordable if you look at the hardware inside, at only $429.
This year at CES 2015, Lenovo brought what I would call the successor to that device, namely the Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro.
“As lifestyles and everyday habits become more and more mobile, consumers today are looking to devices that deliver both performance and long lasting battery life in sleek, stylish designs,” said Shao Tao, vice president, Mobile business unit, Lenovo. “These are some of the driving forces behind our new range of mobile devices that offer blazing fast processing speeds, innovative new features and extended battery life to enhance the mobile experience of the most demanding users.”
In terms of specifications, the Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro features a 5.3-inch 1080p display, an Intel AtomTM 64-bit processor and Intel LTE Advanced Modem backed up by 2GB of RAM. It also packs 32GB of on-board storage. Camera you ask? Lenovo have you covered, with a rear 13 MP camera, but with no image stabilizing software, sorry. Instead, Lenovo decided to invest in the front-facing camera, placing a similar 13 MP camera sensor for all your selfie needs. There’s a 2,410 mAh battery to provide power, and it runs Android 4.4 out of the box, wrapped in Lenovo’s own custom UI called Vibe UI.
Lenovo also introduced a component to go with the 13 MP front selfie camera. The Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash accessory as its called, plugs into X2’s headphone jack and syncs with the shutter in about 3 seconds if used with Vibe X2 Pro. It consists of 8 diffused LEDs. The Vibe Xtension selfie flash can take up to 100 photos with one charge, it has a 80mAh battery which is rechargeable. The selfie Xtension accessory works with other devices as well. Pricing for this accessory starts at around $30.
The Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro will be available beginning in April, 2015.