Lenovo Vibe Z phablet sounds pretty solid, should be coming to the West

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Is Lenovo a company we should all start paying a lot more attention to when it comes to smartphones and tablets? Lately it’s been cranking out some very interesting designs, like that cheap $300 Windows 8.1 tablet, the Android laptop with a permanently attached keyboard, or the Yoga tablets with their rotating kickstands. The latest to catch our eye is its Vibe Z smartphone, with some very respectable hardware under the hood.

You may recall the Lenovo Vibe X handset, announced back in September. While that model ran a MediaTek SoC, the Vibe Z instead packs everyone’s favorite, the Snapdragon 800. It features a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD, 2GB of RAM, and measures just 7.9mm thick. The main camera is a 13-megapixel Sony component, and the front-facer has a high-res 5MP sensor with wide-angle lens. There’s dual-SIM support, and a variety of custom cases available with S-View-like cutouts.

All told, that doesn’t sound much different from flagships like the LG G2, giving this Lenovo model some better than average chances for success. While finding Lenovo phones in the US and other Western markets has been a bit of a struggle in the past, we understand that the company has a renewed interest in such sales going forward, so chances are good that you might just see the Vibe Z available near you in the coming months.

Source: Lenovo
Via: Android Spin

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!