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Lenovo unveils its slimmest quad-core smartphone offering Vibe X; launches S5000 tablet

After competitors Samsung, Sony and Acer, Lenovo has also unveiled its own smartphone at the recently concluded IFA 2013 consumer electronics show in Berlin. The smartphone, called Vibe X, is the slimmest device from the company till date, and runs on the Android operating system. In addition, the company has also launched a new tablet called S5000. Here is a look at the specifications of the devices.

Vibe X

The newest member of Lenovo's premium smartphone portfolio has a 5 inch full HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display (1920x1080 pixel resolution) and 440 ppi pixel density. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core MTK 6589T processor and has 2GB of RAM. The device runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and the internal memory of the device is 16 GB, although additional microSD expansion is not available.

On the camera front, this one has a 13 mega pixel autofocus rear camera with LED Flash that can also record full high definition videos (1080p) at 30 frames per second and a 5 MP front facing camera for video calling and high-quality self-portraits. The camera also includes a built-in software editor to help enhance facial features. In addition, the Vibe X comes preloaded with a full-featured photo application that enables users to create custom tags or folders, as well as fresh display arrangements on the screen. Users can also create puzzles and customise specific games from the photos available in the smartphones photo library.

In terms of connectivity, the device has Wi-Fi (with Wi-Fi hotspot), Bluetooth 4.0 and 3G, as well as a microUSB port. While the company did not disclose the exact dimensions of the device, it is 6.9 mm in thickness (making it as thin as a pencil) and its weight is 121 grams (about the weight of five AA batteries). The device also has GPS (with A-GPS support) and will be available in black and silver colours.

The Lenovo Vibe X smartphone will be available in China starting next month, followed by other countries in December 2013. However, the smartphone is not for sale in Europe.

S5000 Tablet

The tablet has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display (1280x800 pixel resolution) and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Media Tek 8389 processor. It runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and comes with a 5 MP rear camera. It also offers a 1.6MP front-facing camera and can also scan QR codes and capture photos from long distances.

According to Lenovo, a 3,450 mAh battery in the device will provide up to eight hours of non-stop Wi-Fi web browsing or six hours of HD video playback. Measuring at 7.9 mm thickness, the S5000 is one of the slimmest tablets in the market. Its weight is 246 grams. In terms of connectivity, the device has Wi-Fi, USB On the Go, and optional 3G connectivity. The S5000 tablet will be available in the market in Q4, 2013, although exact India pricing and launch date for both the devices (Vibe X and S5000) was not available at the time.

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