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
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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  • jjj - Thursday, September 4, 2014 - link

    The price is 399$ for the X2.
    429$ is for the Z2 - oddly since the X2 has the better specs.
  • Brandon Chester - Thursday, September 4, 2014 - link

    Thanks for that. Fixed.
  • jjj - Thursday, September 4, 2014 - link

    My pleasure.
    Noticed the little attachable speaker accessory? It's interesting enough maybe it deserves to be mentioned too.
  • Shadowmaster625 - Thursday, September 4, 2014 - link

    Well, a big part of that $429 price tag is the 32GB. Im still not convinced there is a reason to have so much onboard storage. I have 200 apps on my phone and 30 music albums and even some movies and tv shows. And I still have half of my 16GB of storage free. Also, who really needs the 1080p panel? I'm really struggling to see a value in such a thing. I love my 720p display. I especially love the fact that it can be so much brighter per unit of battery life compared to a 1080p panel. And 8 cores? wtf. On my 2 core phone, if processes go haywire it causes my phone to slow down, which causes me to do something about them. With 8 cores, how will you ever really know how many "rogue" processes you have running in the background sucking your battery dry? I'd rather just deal with a slow phone so that I can be aware of a rogue process and kill it, rather than have it silently drain my battery.
  • Sushisamurai - Thursday, September 4, 2014 - link

    Wow, I have about 50 apps, one album, a few podcasts and no movies and TV shows (pictures and no video) and I'm running at about <1 GB free from 16GB (iOS). You must have a nice compression algorithm for your media. I think a 1080p resolution for a 5" display is sufficient, 720p would be horrendous (kind of like the iPad mini before retina). I don't use android, but i'm pretty sure android has a task manager of sorts to take a look at apps and their power draw, allowing you to kill services and processes (iOS has a few apps that log your power draw, but you have to task manage the apps separately).

    Also, 8 cores is in a Big.Little configuration - not all 8 cores are running at the same time - it's 4 and 4. I've also never seen a use case with my friends androids and or my iOS where I was CPU limited - we've always been RAM limited.
  • lilmoe - Thursday, September 4, 2014 - link

    "not all 8 cores are running at the same time"
    Those were the old times... Now, most/all big.LITTLE configurations are GTS enabled, meaning all cores can be on if needed.
  • extide - Friday, September 5, 2014 - link

    I call BS... That 32GB of flash probably cost around $10...

    Oh look what I found: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/N2M400FDB... -- that's Qty:1 pricing too...

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