Lenovo launches new Vibe Z flagship with Snapdragon 800 processor, 5.5in display

Lenovo launches new Vibe Z flagship with Snapdragon 800 processor, 5.5in displayFresh from sniffing around a deal to buy out BlackBerry, Lenovo has got back to worrying about its own product line and has unveiled its latest high-end Android smartphone, the K910.

It's also known as the Vibe Z, which considering Lenovo hails from China and us from the UK we're going to pronounce as “Vibe Zed”, rather than the American pronuncuation that makes it sound like Jay Z's less famous cousin.

Anyway, it's one and the same as the device we referred to as the K6 in a rumour piece back in July, and the specs hinted at back then were pretty close to the final version we're seeing now.

That means a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor sitting underneath a 5.5in full HD IPS display, all wrapped up in a chassis that's 7.9mm thick.

The camera is a 13-megapixel f/1.8 effort with dual LED flash and Sony image processor, plus there's a 5MP front-facer for some high-quality selfies you can watch yourself taking.

Lenovo has also detailed a flip cover with a window to view notifications and the like, and a special area you can slide a finger across to answer or decline calls, much like similar offerings from Samsung and LG.

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is the pre-installed OS, with nothing yet on if/when an update to 4.4 KitKat will be appearing.

We're interested to note that the dual-SIM version launched in China is 3G-only, but apparently the international variant will have some LTE goodness shoehorned in.

That doesn't mean it'll be headed for the UK, though. After all, Lenovo has a wide range of tablets and laptops available to UK customers, but at present it has no official smartphone presence at all.

We can't say for sure the Vibe Z would be a success locally – the battle at the top end of the smartphone market is tough going, after all. But come on, Lenny – can't you at least give us the choice?

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mightyforest  Nov. 12, 2013 at 17:51

i like lenovo phones,look very nice and was tempted by the k800 recently

shuwaz  Nov. 13, 2013 at 17:53

Dual-sim high-end phablet?

Gimme, gimme, gimme!


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