After unveiling the same at the IFA 2014 event in September this year, Lenovo has now launched its Vibe X2 smartphone in the Indian market. A successor to the Vibe X smartphone, the device sports a multi-layered design and runs on the Android operating system.
It has been priced at Rs 19,999 in the country, and will be available for purchase exclusively on home grown e-commerce giant Flipkart.com from Nov 10, 2014 (taking a cue from Motorola and Xiaomi, are we!). Here is a look at the specifications of the device.
Vibe X2 offers a full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display (1920 x 1080 pixels resolution) with 441 ppi pixel density, and runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz Octa-core MediaTek 6595m True8Core processor and has 2GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 32GB, but further memory expansion is not available.
The smartphone has a 13MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash that can also record full HD videos (1080p) at 30 frames per second, and a 5MP fixed focus front-facing camera for video calling. Additional features of the camera include geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, High Dynamic Range (HDR), among others. On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE (depending on the region), as well as a microUSB port.
The dimensions of the device are 68.6 mm x 7.27 mm x 140.2 mm and its weight is 120 gm. Lenovo has provided a 2,300 mAh battery in the device, which it claims will provide up to 15.5 (2G) and 11 hours (3G/4G) of talk time, and up to 204 hours of standby time. The device has FM Radio and GPS (with A-GPS support), and comes with dual-SIM capabilities (micro SIM + Nano SIM). It will be available in white, gold, red, and charcoal colours.
Here is an introductory video of the smartphone.
The smartphone will also give you instant out-of-pocket access to your camera, contacts, and favourite apps from the black screen or lock screen. Users can also add another layer to their smartphone with Vibe Xtension click-on smart layers. While 'Vibe X2 Battery' layer will provide up to 75 per cent more battery life to the smartphone (available for Rs 1,999), 'Vibe X2 Speaker' will deliver hi-fi JBL quality audio.
In addition, Lenovo's built-in 'DOit' series of apps will let you do more including rapid sharing of data with other devices without a network, optimising device performance, preventing viruses and malware, and backing up your contacts and SMS logs.
In terms of competition, the other Octa-core powered devices available in the Rs 15,000 â€“ 20,000 price range includes the likes of Alcatel Onetouch Idol X+ (Rs 15,000), Gionee E7 Mini (Rs 17,549), Micromax Canvas Knight A350 (Rs 16,989), and Huawei Honor 6 (Rs 19,999), among others.