Lenovo has made quite a few announcements at IFA so far, but most have related to their traditional PC business. Today they announced a new high end smartphone branded the Lenovo VIBE X2, a sequel to 2013's VIBE X. Below I've laid out the specifications for Lenovo's new flagship.

Lenovo VIBE X2
SoC
MediaTek MT6595m True8Core
4 x Cortex A17 at 2.0GHz + 4 x Cortex A7 at 1.5GHz
Memory and Storage 32GB NAND, 2GB RAM
Display 5” 1920x1080 IPS LCD 441ppi
Cellular Connectivity 2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 4 LTE)
Dimensions 140.2 x 68.6 x 7.3 mm, 120g
Camera 13 MP Rear Facing, 5MP Front Facing 
Battery 2300 mAh (8.74 Whr)
Other Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n/ac + BT 4.0, USB2.0, GPS/GNSS
SIM Size Micro-SIM (dual Micro-SIM SKU in certain markets)
Operating System Android KitKat with VIBE UI 2.0

The VIBE X2 looks a lot different from its predecessor. The rounded corners and tapered edges have been replaced with flat edges and a more rectangular profile. The VIBE X2 is also smaller but thicker than the VIBE X, which was likely done to help accommodate the larger battery. Lenovo is calling the VIBE X2 a "layered" smartphone, in reference to the three distinct color layers that make up the body of the device. 

In terms of specs, the VIBE X2 is similar to the VIBE X. It retains the 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, along with the 5" 1920x1080 IPS panel on the front. However, the VIBE X2 sports improved connectivity and processing power. Support for 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and category 4 LTE have all been added. The new SoC is MediaTek's MT6595m True8Core which has 4 Cortex A17 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and 4 Cortex A7 cores at 1.5GHz.

The VIBE X2 will be launching in China in October of this year. Other countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East will receive the phone shortly after. Certain markets such as China will receive a dual-SIM SKU. Retail pricing is pegged at $399 USD.

Source: Lenovo

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  • ToTTenTranz - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    If >$400 is the expected price range for smartphones with the new MT6595, then I'm already a bit disappointed.
    I was hoping for S800 performance in ~$300 devices.
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  • Rdmkr - Friday, September 05, 2014 - link

    Lenovo has always been on the pricey side for an OEM using mediatek chips. You will definitely see those < $300 from less established brands if it gets used as widely as the other mtk's. Reply
  • kpkp - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    Are you sure, that it is not 4x ARM Cortex-A17 processors & 4x ARM Cortex-A7 processor? Reply
  • megakilo - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    MT6595 is 4xA17+4xA7. Did Anand take the technicality away when he resigned? Reply
  • Brandon Chester - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    I'm sorry, I misread the A17 as A7 on the one press sheet and the True8Core name acted as a confirmation of sort afterward that I had read it correctly. Reply
  • megakilo - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    Thanks for the update. I'm sorry that I was a bit harsh with my comments. Reply
  • Brandon Chester - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    I would rather people be harsh and correct me than say nothing and let the error sit there forever. It's always appreciated and I understand that people are harsh here because they don't want the site to become terrible. Reply
  • deltatux - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    Maybe the MT6595m is a true Cortex A7, the m designation probably makes the difference? Reply
  • Brandon Chester - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    No no, it was my mistake. The 6595M runs the A17s and the A7s 200MHz slower than the 6595. Reply
  • jjj - Thursday, September 04, 2014 - link

    The price is 399$ for the X2.
    429$ is for the Z2 - oddly since the X2 has the better specs.
    Reply

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