Lenovo has announced that its first LTE smartphone, the Lenovo Vibe Z, will be available in the UAE end of February at all major retailers, retailing at AED 1999.
The stylish razor-thin, blazing-fast Vibe Z smartphone is equipped with gesture controls, photo enhancement software and other premium technologies, and is Lenovo’s first smartphone that makes use of 4G/LTE capabilities, offering true mobile freedom with super-fast data download at up to 150 Mbit/s1 and upload at up to 50 Mbit/s1 to satisfy even the most data hungry of individuals. The Vibe Z also comes with 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
“The Lenovo Vibe smartphones are designed to cater to intuitive and trendy users who demand stylish, fast and sleek smartphones to stay connected, share picture perfect photos and enjoy multimedia videos and gaming on full HD screens,” said Oliver Ebel, Lenovo MEA Vice President.
Ebel added: “With the expansion of our Smartphone portfolio, Lenovo continues to diversify its business and build a strong foundation for the future in the PC Plus era. According to IDC Q3FY13, Lenovo, in a short period, has become the world’s third largest smartphone supplier, rapidly expanding shipments 78 percent year-over-year. This is a testament to Lenovo’s rapid ongoing transformation into a PC Plus company.”
The svelte Vibe Z comes encased in a thin 7.9mm silver or titanium body weighing just 147 grams. Users will appreciate its laser-etched, fabric-feel rear cover that is comfortable to hold and its 5.5-in full high definition (1920×1080) IPS wide angle viewing touchscreen display. Images appear pin sharp, leveraging the Vibe Z’s 20/20 Vision display with a pixel density of 400 pixels per inch.
While beautiful on the outside, the Vibe Z packs in superior performance technologies inside starting with its Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Quad-core 2.2GHz processor to deliver extreme performance for watching movies, capturing and editing photos, multitasking among apps, playing games and video chatting. Loaded with 2 GB of memory, up to 16 GB of internal storage and running Android 4.3, the Vibe Z offers plenty of space for thousands of favorite photos dozens of videos.
With its custom imaging software and high resolution cameras, the Vibe Z surpasses the shutterbug features of other smartphones. It has a 13 MP rear camera with a large f1.8 aperture lens to defy low light situations and capture breathtaking photos and a 5 MP front camera that’s equipped with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots.
Lenovo’s Super Camera and Super Gallery apps let users add fun effects to their photos easily. Additionally Vibe Z offers Lenovo-specific software supporting motion and gestures for better one-handed usage on large screen devices
The Vibe Z complements the existing portfolio of Lenovo smartphones including the Vibe X which was launched last month in the UAE. The Lenovo Vibe X smartphone comes encased in style with a premium polycarbonate body and an advanced mold, laser-engraved 3D tactile finish. Its slim, featherweight frame continues its focus on premium design by measuring just 6.9mm, as thin as a pencil, and it weighs in at less than other smartphones its size – just 121 grams.
The Lenovo Vibe X packs two advanced cameras to capture great-looking photos and videos. The front-facing camera offers one of the highest megapixels in the market today, at 5 MP, and together with a wide-angle 84 degree lens, effortlessly captures high-quality self-portraits.
Users can also use pinch-to-zoom gestures easily and effectively to adjust their shots. It also includes a built-in software editor to help enhance facial features. The 13MP auto-focus rear-facing camera comes enhanced with a back-illuminated sensor) for sharper images and also has an LED flash.
The Vibe X is available now at all major retailers in the UAE, retailing at AED 1699.