Lenovo on Thursday launched the Vibe X2 smartphone in India. The phone costs Rs.19,999 and will be available exclusively on Flipkart from 10am on November 10.
Lenovo recently claimed that post Motorola acquisition it became world’s third biggest phone maker.
With the Vibe X2, Lenovo is targeting mainstream shoppers with promise of a phone that has seemingly powerful functionality and a unique design. Built using three layers of magnesium, the Vibe X2 seems to have an original design. It has a blocky design per se, but on the face it looks quite solid.
The device is also full of features. The phone has a 5-inch IPS display with a 1080P resolution. It will be amongst the first phones in the Indian market that are powered by Mediatek’s latest MT6595 processor. This processor is based on ARM’s big.Little architecture. It’s an octa-core processor with four Cortex A7 cores and four Cortex A17 high performance cores and Lenovo claims that it is more powerful than a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip, though these claims remain unverified. There’s also 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, but there’s no support for microSD cards.
Uniquely, the phone is a dual-SIM device which supports India’s LTE (4G) bands on both cards. It has one nano-SIM slot and one micro-SIM slot. On the back it has a 13-megapixel camera with a LED flash. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel snapper. The phone has a 2,300mAh battery.
The Vibe X2 is powered by Android, albeit a customised version of Android with no app drawer and a simple springboard full of apps. The phone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, but Lenovo is promising an update to Lollipop, but does not specify when users will get it.