Lenovo unveils Vibe Z range smartphone in the UAE
Vibe Z is the vendor’s first handset featuring 4G/LTE capabilities
PC powerhouse Lenovo has launched its first LTE smartphone, the Vibe Z, which will be available in the UAE at all major power retailers at the end of February, 2014.
Retailing at AED1, 999, the stylish razor-thin, Vibe Z handset is equipped with gesture controls, photo enhancement software and other technologies. According to Lenovo, the device is the first smartphone that makes use of 4G/LTE capabilities. The Vibe Z is also comes with 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
“The Lenovo Vibe smartphones are designed to cater to intuitive and trendy users who demand stylish, fast and sleek smartphones to stay connected, share picture perfect photos and enjoy multimedia videos and gaming on full HD screens,” said Oliver Ebel, Lenovo MEA vice president.
Ebel added: “With the expansion of our Smartphone portfolio, Lenovo continues to diversify its business and build a strong foundation for the future in the PC Plus era. According to IDC Q3 2013 report, Lenovo in a short period has become the world’s third largest smartphone supplier, rapidly expanding shipments 78% year-over-year. This is testament to Lenovo’s rapid ongoing transformation into a PC Plus company.”
The svelte Vibe Z comes encased in a thin 7.9mm silver or titanium body weighing just 147 grams. Users will appreciate its laser-etched, fabric-feel rear cover that is comfortable to hold and its 5.5-in full high definition (1920x1080) IPS wide angle viewing touchscreen display. Images appear pin sharp, leveraging the Vibe Z’s 20/20 Vision display with a pixel density of 400 pixels per inch.
The Vibe Z offers superior performance with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2GHz processor. Loaded with 2 GB memory and up to 16 GB internal storage, and running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), the Vibe Z offers plent of space for storing photos and videos.
With its custom imaging software and high resolution cameras, the Vibe Z surpasses the shutterbug features of other smartphones. It has a 13 MP rear camera with a large f1.8 aperture lens to defy low light situations and capture breathtaking photos and a 5 MP front camera that’s equipped with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots.
The Vibe Z complements the existing portfolio of Lenovo smartphones including the Vibe X, which was launched in the UAE in December 2013.