Lenovo’s layered design returns with Vibe X2 Pro (along with a neat selfie accessory)

Back at IFA in September, Lenovo brought us its Vibe X2 Android, an affordably-priced five-incher with a unique look that gave the phone a striped, layered appearance. For CES this month, the manufacturer’s back with a newly refreshed edition, introducing the slightly larger Vibe X2 Pro.

The X2 Pro steps things up to a 5.3-inch 1080p display, while offering users the power of a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and a comfortable 32GB of on-board storage. There’s a 13MP main camera, similar to what we see on the Lenovo P90, but there’s no optical stabilization here. What we get instead is an upgrade for the front-facer, which also comes in as a 13MP component.

Further hardware details include a 2410mAh battery, dual SIM support, and a body that’s a very thin 6.95mm. The phone runs Android 4.4, topped-off with Lenovo’s own Vibe UI. Sales will open sometime in April, at nearly $500.

In addition to the phone itself, Lenovo has an interesting accessory to announce: the Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash. It’s a diffused eight-LED ring-style flash that plugs into the X2’s headphone jack. There’s an internal 80mAh battery (so it won’t directly drain your phone’s power), which should provide enough juice for about 100 pics; pricing should run you about $30.

selfie-flash

Source: Lenovo

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