Lenovo Vibe X.

A 5-inch "20/20 Vision" display and high MP cameras are featured in a sleek and thin body 

Lenovo has announced a new addition to their premium line of Android-powered smartphones, the Vibe X. Combining a very attractive and sleek look with high-end internals and what sounds like a great camera setup, it's clear that Lenovo means business when it comes down to getting your business.

The Vibe X features a 5-inch 1080p "20/20 Vision" display. Checking in at 441 ppi, and covered with Gorilla Glass 3 it promises to be awesome to look at. With a quad-core 1.5Ghz MediaTek CPU and 2GB of RAM, it promises to preform just as well, an should be quite the multimedia powerhouse. 

As a bonus, the camera looks to be pretty high-end, too. We're talking a 5MP wide-angle lens on the front of the Vibe X, which should shoot some very nice selfies, and a 13MP rear-facing camera with a BSI sensor for high quality pictures in any lighting conditions. We understand that MegaPixels don't mean everything, but when coupled other great hardware the package can be pretty nice. We're looking forward to seeing some of the images, as well as the highly-touted screen. 

The Vibe X  specs (and likely any LTE availability) will vary by region. And puzzlingly, there are no plans to release this on in Europe. Hit the break for the rest of the specs and a couple of press pictures.

The rest of the specs:

  • MediaTek 6589T 1.5GHz Quad-core processor
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 5-inch 1920x1080 full HD IPS display with Corning® Gorilla Glass 3 and ultra-sharp 441 PPI (20/20 Vision display)
  • 2GB memory
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Micro SIM
  • FM Radio
  • 2G/3G, WiFi
  • 13MP rear-facing camera with auto-focus BSI sensor and LED flash; 5MP front camera with wide-angle lens
  • 2000mAh embedded Li-Po battery
  • 121g (4.2 ounces)
  • 144 x 74 x 6.9 mm (5.6 x 2.9 x 0.27 inches)
 

Reader comments

Lenovo announces the Vibe X smartphone

23 Comments

Yeah right?? That's just not enough.
Secondly I have no experience with the MediaTek CPU so I can't say I trust it.

I was thinking the same.... Also, what the hell is a '20/20' display :-\

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MediaTek CPU's are very popular in Asia, not so much around here.
But performance wise they are pretty good, though not quite as fast as a recent Qualcomm
I've also heard they are very power efficient.
I wouldn't dismiss a phone for having a mediatek processor, I've considered buying one before.
A little research can generally answer most questions.

MediaTek CPUs are not powerful at all compared to A15 and A9 designs. MediaTek uses a low-power A7 design, which is the lower end set of four processors in Qualcomm's Big.little design.

The other primary brand in China is Rockchip. Their RK3188 CPU is a 28nm A9 design with a high-clock Mali GPU. It is, on paper, one of the more powerful quad cores on the market today.

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Well seeing how the MediaTek SoC is a quad core Cortex A7 SoC, it will take a lot less power than say Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait SoCs or Cortex A15 based SoCs, so a bit less battery wouldn't hurt too much. Considering that the Nexus 4 has a 2100 mAh, 2000 mAh wouldn't be too bad since the MediaTek SoC uses less power than the Qualcomm one on full load.

So is it a 2.5ghz quad core or a 1.5Ghz quad core? The article contradicts the specs list.

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I have a Lenovo P780 for the past few weeks. 5" IPS 720p screen + 1GB RAM + MTK6587 1.2Ghz Quadcore + dual sims support + MicroSD support + OTG. Running very smooth compare to my old HTC Sensation (yes..it's a dinosaur now).

Here is the best bit:
Price: USD 250 only! (contract free)
Battery: 4000mAh!!! (3days+ for moderate usage)
One more thing: It's a full metal body phone...even the removable back cover is metal plate!!!! (a great surprise considering the midrange pricing)
Camera is faster & better than the HTC Sensation too.

If this actually has a 2.5GHz Quad-core processor and a 2000mAh battery it would be dead in about an hour out of the box!

The specs contradict the article, is it 2.5GHz or 1.5? Also, any word on the pricing?

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A 5 inch full HD display with a 441 PPI, Quad-core LTE processor, and Lenovo gives this svelte phone a measly 2000 mAh battery. Seriously?

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This appears to be a budget phone. It will probably be around $300 - $350 USD. Most Chinese phones with a MediaTek core are extremely cheap.

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lol this is going to be a huge flop, the battery alone if you read the comments is the biggest concern, second is the RAM, creating a solid device with solid UI is all thats needed, not trying to One up everyones specs just for the point of specs

The LG Optimus G has a 2100mah battery and it gets me through the day with high usage and a powerful processor. The MediaTek processor is a power-sipper quad-core A7 design. It will easily push past a day of runtime worth normal use.

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