Lenovo Launches Its First LTE Smartphone with Vibe Z

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Lenovo Vibe Z

Lenovo Vibe Z

Lenovo today introduced its first LTE smartphone, the Lenovo Vibe Z, a gorgeous razor-thin, blazing-fast device equipped with gesture controls, photo enhancement software and other premium technologies. To complement the Vibe Z, Lenovo also launched a trio of smartphones, starting with the S930, a supersized 6-in device primed for media addicts, the S650, a 4.7-in compact and stylish workhorse, and the “tweener” A859, a 5-in high performance all-rounder.

These four new devices complement Lenovo’s existing portfolio of phones ranging from feature phones to premium smartphones across multiple price points. Lenovo, currently the #3 smart connected device maker worldwide, has expanded aggressively into the global smartphone market, introducing smartphones in 18 countries in the past two years.

Vibe Z Wraps LTE, Style and Top Technologies into One Incredible Device

As Lenovo’s first smartphone featuring LTE capabilities, the Vibe Z offers true mobile freedom with super-fast data upload at up to 50 Mbit/s1 and downloading at up to 150 Mbit/s1 to satisfy the most data hungry of individuals. The Vibe Z operates on GSM/UMTS networks up to 2100 and also comes with 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

The svelte Vibe Z comes encased in a thin 7.9mm silver or titanium body weighing just 147 grams. Users will appreciate its laser-etched, fabric-feel rear cover that is comfortable to hold and its 5.5-in full high definition (1920×1080) IPS wide angle viewing touchscreen display. Images appear pin sharp leveraging the Vibe Z’s 20/20 Vision display with a pixel density of 400 pixels per inch. While beautiful on the outside, the Vibe Z packs in superior performance technologies inside starting with its Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Quad-core 2.2GHz processor to deliver extreme performance for watching movies, capturing and editing photos, multitasking among apps, playing games and video chatting. Loaded with 2 GB of memory, up to 16 GB of internal storage and running Android 4.3, the Vibe Z offers plenty of space for thousands of favorite photos dozens of videos.

With its custom imaging software and high resolution cameras, the Vibe Z surpasses the shutterbug features of other smartphones. It has a 13 MP rear camera with a large f1.8 aperture lens to defy low light situations and capture breathtaking photos and a 5 MP front camera that’s equipped with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots. Lenovo’s Super Camera and Super Gallery apps let users add fun effects to their photos easily. Additionally Vibe Z offers Lenovo-specific software supporting motion and gestures for better one-handed usage on large screen devices.

S Series Smartphones Offer Supersized or Pocket-Sized Mobile Media   

The S930 perfectly satisfies the most voracious of media mavens with its high definition and audio enhanced movie and gaming experience while the S650 offers a powerful pocket-sized media device. Both smartphones adopt the Vibe Z’s silver body and laser-etched fabric-feel rear cover, the S930 supersizes the available screen real estate with its 6-in high definition 1280×720 touchscreen while the S650 sports a compact 4.7-in gHD 960×540 display with IPS wide angle viewing.

The S930 provides an immersive and rich audio experience with its twin speakers and Dolby® Digital Plus and even has directional sensors to move characters in 3D.

Powered by a MediaTek Quad Core processor and running Android 4.2 at just 8.7mm thin, both the S930 and S650 smartphones have valuable technologies to help users get the most out of their device including a dual SIM card allowing for two numbers in one device.  They come with an 8 MP rear camera with flash, a capable front camera, Lenovo’s Super Camera and Super Gallery apps to add effects to photos and 8 GB of storage. Both smartphones include gesture-based controls and the latest Lenovo launcher customizations.

A859 All Around Performance Model

Designed for great all around performance, the A859 smartphone combines several in-demand features for a rewarding experience. Available in white or black, it measures 9.2mm thin with a 5-in high definition (1280×720) IPS screen with 178° wide angle viewing. Like the S Series, it has a dual SIM card, runs on a MediaTek 6582 processor and Android 4.2, has an 8 MP rear camera, a front camera and 8 GB of storage.

Pricing and Availability

The Vibe Z starts at $549 and is available starting in February in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the Philippines.

The S930 and S650 start at $319 and $229, respectively. They are available beginning immediately in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold.

The A859 starts at $219 and is available starting immediately in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold.


Lenovo Announced the Availability of Mid-Range Smartphone Lenovo S930 and Lenovo S650

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Lenovo S930, Lenovo S650

Lenovo S930, Lenovo S650

Lenovo has just announced the upcoming availability of two new mid-range Android smartphones, the S930 and S650. This two smartphones will be available by the end of the year for $425 (€310) and $365 (€265), respectively. They will be released in Russia this month, but it’s unclear whether Lenovo will bring these devices to other territories as well. Lenovo’s presence on the European market is still timid, although the company has announced plans to expand its business in Europe soon.

Lenovo S930 is the better featured of the two and comes with a huge 6-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution and 245ppi (pixel density). The handset is powered by a MediaTek 6852 chipset that accommodates a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, a Mali-400MP graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.  Even though the S930 comes packed with only 8GB of internal memory, users will be able to further expand storage up to 32GB via microSD memory card. On the back, the phablet sports an 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus and video recording, while in the front, there’s a secondary 1.6-megapixel camera for video calls. It is also worth mentioning that the Lenovo S930 measures 170 x 86 x 8.65 mm and weighs 170g (battery included). Speaking of which, the device is powered by a high-capacity 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery.

 The second Lenovo smartphone announced today, the S650, comes with a slightly smaller 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution. On the inside, it comes equipped with a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.

Lenovo plans to launch dual-SIM versions of both S930 and S650 smartphones, but it’s unclear when exactly they will be available for purchase.


Lenovo Unveils Its First Multimode Yoga Tablet

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet

Lenovo Yoga Tablet

Lenovo today debut its first multimode Yoga Tablet at a livestream launch event with Ashton Kutcher, the company’s newest product engineer. Known for pioneering innovative multimode devices like the Yoga convertible laptop, Lenovo now brings people a new way to get the most out of their tablet experience. The game-changing Yoga Tablet features three unique modes, giving consumers a better way to use a tablet. Withhold, tilt and stand modes, the tablet adapts to the way people use it instead of forcing people to adapt to the technology. Additionally the Yoga Tablet has an amazing up to 18 hours of battery life1 to truly fit users’ ultra mobile lifestyles.

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Lenovo A10 Debuts as First Lenovo Laptop Powered by Android

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Lenovo A10 Android 4.2 Laptop

Lenovo A10 Android 4.2 Laptop

Multimode computing leader Lenovo has announced the Lenovo A10, an affordable, ultra-portable, dual-mode laptop and the company’s first to run on Android 4.2 OS. Weighing less than 1kg and measuring just 17.3mm at its thickest point, the Lenovo A10 is an ideal companion for users on the go, providing easy access to a wide range of apps on a unique, dual-mode platform, which enhances the user experience for entertainment and Web browsing as well as productivity.

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