Product Launch by Luke Jones on Wednesday August 06, 2014.
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The Chinese brands really are delivering the goods in 2014 and giving us some quality alternatives to the more established OEM's. Take Lenovo's latest, the newly launched Vibe Z2 Pro, a huge phablet device that is crammed with market leading specs, has a slick design, and will probably be fairly affordable compared to rivals.This phablet could cause some serious problems in that niche. Samsung has dominated the large screen smartphone market with the Galaxy Note range, but a handset like the Vibe Z2 Pro will match the upcoming Note 4 spec for spec. Yes, we said it COULD cause problems in the phablet niche, but considering the device is unlikely to get much coverage outside China that is unlikely to happen. That's a shame because this is a blockbuster smartphone. Before even getting to the specs, the thing you will first notice about the Vibe Z2 Pro is that it looks good, almost classical in a handset sense. We speculated last week whether the device was plastic or metal, but it turns out Lenovo has made it from metal, and with a cross etched weave effect it looks very nice indeed, while the metal will not hurt the Pro's aesthetic appeal. The high end goodies do not end with the design as Lenovo has crammed the very best hardware into the svelte 7.7mm chassis. For example, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 3GB of RAM, a 4000mAh battery, a 16 megapixel rear camera and support to record in 4K resolution. Despite all that, the trump card of the Vibe Z2 Pro is undoubtedly its screen. Lenovo has pasted an enormous 6-inch 2560×1440 resolution Quad HD panel across the front that has a pixel per inch density of 490. The fact that the screen hugs the landscape edges thanks to an almost non-existent bezel will only make it look bigger in hand we are sure. Sadly, there are no details on price or availability, but we expect the Vibe Pro to start life in China. source: Talk Android
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at Glamorgan University before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news.