Lenovo Vibe X2

IFA 2014

Lenovo has announced the Vibe X2 at the IFA today, and like its predecessor, the device has a sleek design and great specs. Lenovo has implemented a tri-layered design with the Vibe X2, which the manufacturer claims is the first of its kind on a smartphone.

As far as the internal hardware is concerned, the Vibe X2 features MediaTek's octa-core MT6595 SoC, the first global handset to do so. The SoC contains four high-performance Cortex A17 cores along with four energy efficient Cortex A7 cores, LTE Category 4 connectivity that includes global LTE bands and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac in addition to Bluetooth LE. Other notable specs of the Vibe X2 include a 5-inch full-HD screen, a 13 MP camera at the back with LED flash and BSI along with a 5 MP wide-angle front shooter. The handset also features 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, and will be available in four color variations: white, red, gold and dark grey.

The Vibe X2 comes with magnetic connectors at the back that are used for connecting to click-on accessories, which Lenovo is calling Vibe Xtensions. At launch, two accessories will be available – an extended battery and a speaker. Each accessory is designed so that it adds another layer to the multi-layer design of the handset. Lenovo claims that the battery accessory will extend battery life by up to 75 percent, while the add-on speaker comes with a built-in stand.

Lenovo will launch the Vibe X2 initially in China, and subsequently in Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East for $399.

What do you guys think of the design of the Lenovo Vibe X2?