Sub-$300 Lenovo Vibe X3 flagship phone launched in India


Although it’ll primarily focus on “Moto by Lenovo” products going forward as far as high-end Western markets are concerned, the Chinese tech giant’s own Vibe, Lemon and K Note sub-brands should live on and cater to both cash-strapped audiences and power users on the Asian continent.

Unveiled way back in mid-November, and commercially released in Lenovo’s homeland later that month, the Vibe X3 finally spreads to India, where it’ll go on sale tomorrow, January 28, on Amazon for the approximate equivalent of $295.

That’s 20,000 rupees, which sounds like a hefty sum of money for a budget-oriented “emerging” country, but it’s actually on the affordable side of things when you consider all the upper mid-range and full-on high-end features you get.

Namely, a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD screen (good, not great), octa-core Snapdragon 808 processor (ditto), 3GB RAM (nice!), 21 megapixel rear-facing camera with dual-LED, dual-tone flash and Sony IMX230 sensor (flagship heaven), and fingerprint scanner located right underneath said shooter.

There’s also Hi-Fi audio on deck, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, a more than respectable 8MP selfie cam, expandable 32GB storage, pre-installed Android 5.1 Lollipop software (with Marshmallows presumably around the corner), and 4G LTE connectivity.

Oh, and a massive 3,500 mAh battery keeps the lights on, despite the Lenovo Vibe X3 measuring 9.3mm in thickness, with fast charging technology allowing it to go from 0 to 60 percent capacity in just 30 minutes.

Bottom line, we understand the Vibe name means a whole lot more in Asia than Europe or North America, but we’d still like to see this inexpensive powerhouse go global sooner or later.

Source: Gadgets 360


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