Lenovo first showed off what it calls a 'layered smartphone' back in Berlin at IFA 2014, but as we're now well into CES 2015 they're back with another. Say hello to the Vibe X2 Pro, and it wants to be your selfie phone of choice.
It's essentially the same design as the originally Vibe X2 that was unveiled at IFA, but in going Pro this one is bigger, faster and better all round. Inside the Vibe X2 Pro houses a Snapdragon 615 CPU, while out front we get to look at a 5.3-inch 1080p display. Round the back there's a 13MP camera and round the front, there's also a 13MP camera.
The Vibe X2 is being marketed with a lot geared at the selfie, and that's pushed even further with the Selfie Flash Extension. It's basically a small, ring flash that you plug in to the audio jack on the top of the phone to light your beautiful face for that perfect portrait. It uses 8 diffused LEDs and can take 100 shots at a time with its rechargable battery.
Both will be available beginning in April of this year with pricing for the phone and the flash still to be confirmed. We'll be getting a much closer look at both from Las Vegas later on this week, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, check out the full press release for all Lenovo's mobile releases below.
Lenovo Introduces New High Performance Smartphones and Mobile Accessories
￼Ultra-fast P90 smartphone with latest IntelTM 64- bit processor and Intel LTE-Advanced modem, VIBE X2 ￼Pro limited edition with selfie flash accessory and VIBE V10 smartband wearable
LAS VEGAS – January 5, 2015 – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show a lineup of full featured devices and accessories designed to ￼ enhance the mobile experience of consumers on-the-go. The Lenovo P90 makes its debut appearance as the first smartphone powered by the newest 64-bit Intel® AtomTM processor and Intel XMMTM 7260 LTE-Advanced modem for outstanding mobile performance and speeds, while the award-winning VIBE X2 gets a bigger, bolder look with the X2 Pro limited edition smartphone and VIBE XtensionTM Selfie Flash. The Lenovo VIBE Band VB10 wearable accessory rounds up the lineup with its E Ink display and industry-leading battery life.
First smartphone powered by Intel® AtomTM 64-bit processor and Intel LTE Advanced Modem The Lenovo P90 is the first smartphone to utilize the combination of the newest 64-bit Intel® AtomTM Z3560 processor with Intel's 5-mode XMMTM 7262 modem. These powerful components allow the P90 to provide incredible processing speeds in addition to supporting LTE-Advanced FDD & TDD for high-speed connectivity in global markets.
The Lenovo P90 smartphone is designed to provide the power and performance to let consumers go fast and get things done. Featuring a huge 4000mAh battery, the P90 is equipped to meet the pace and demand of today's lifestyle from morning until night. The P90's vibrant 5.5-inch FHD display, at an impressive 400ppi, lets mobile users enjoy content and relive their best moments with vivid colors and high-quality resolution.
In addition, the P90 sports an advanced 13MP rear camera with state-of-the-art stacking sensor and optical image stabilization for brilliant shots, even in low-light. The 5MP front camera is equipped with beautification features and gesture controls, while 4G LTE data speeds are ideal for streaming video and music, or gaming on the go. The P90 will be offered in Pearl White, Onyx Black and Lava Red.
VIBE smartphones gets bigger and faster with X2 Pro
Sporting the same eye-catching, award-winning layered design of the Lenovo X2, the Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro limited edition smartphone brings craftsmanship, power and style to the next level with its sleek, lightweight full-metal body. The VIBE X2 Pro packs a 5.3-inch FHD display with stunning visuals and a 64-bit Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM Octa-Core processor that delivers jaw-dropping performance and long- lasting battery life.
For greater ease of use, the Lenovo X2 Pro incorporates the intuitively designed VIBE 2.0 user interface, featuring personalized lock screen, Instant On camera, elegant transparent icons and more. The smartphone also utilizes dual 13 megapixel auto-focus cameras (front and rear) with LED flash, gesture controls and beautification features, which combines with the new VIBE XtensionTM Selfie Flash to capture flawless selfies.
￼Perfect selfie shots every time, all the time
￼The Lenovo VIBE XtensionTM Selfie Flash is the must-have accessory to capture every moment, no ￼matter the lighting conditions. The pocket-sized flash plugs into the audio jack, giving the user a quick ￼way to create ideal lighting and shutter sync to deliver brilliant, natural-looking pictures outside, inside and ￼everywhere in between.
￼The Selfie Flash works by using 8 diffused LEDs to supplement available light for natural color tones, ￼even in low light condition. The rechargeable flash provides up to 100 selfies in a single charge to snap ￼and share pictures day and night, while the 100% shutter sync times seamlessly to capture picture- ￼perfect selfies.
All-week, always-on wearable connectivity
The Lenovo VIBE Band VB10 wearable accessory is designed to let users live their lives more connected and with less worry. Equipped with features like E Ink display, up to 7-day battery life with the display and Bluetooth always turned on, fitness functions, phone notifications and waterproofing, the VIBE Band helps users stay fit, connected and in the know anywhere they go. The E Ink display means no glare and a clear display – even in sunlight.
￼Users can receive instant notifications – calls, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat and more – with space ￼for up to 150 characters on the crisp display, while fitness functions & tracking monitor fitness levels and ￼activity to help users stay focused on their health goals.
The Lenovo P90 will be available beginning in February, 2015. The Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro will be available beginning in April, 2015. The Lenovo VIBE XtensionTM Selfie Flash will be available for use with the VIBE X2 Pro. The Lenovo VIBE Band VB10 will be available beginning in April, 2015. Pricing: TBD