News by Luke Jones on Thursday September 04, 2014.
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Lenovo has rolled out a couple of new smartphones today at IFA, the Vibe Z2 and the Vibe X2. The Z2 is a mid-range device that has the distinction of being the first smartphone Lenovo has ever made with a 64-bit processer, while the X2 is the flagship here and world's first layered smartphone, the Z2 comes with touchless gestures.Vibe Z2 This handset will slot just under the Vibe Z2 Pro in this particular range of Lenovo handsets, but as mentioned is the first 64-bit packing handset the company has made. Considering it is a mid-range smartphone the Vibe Z2 (main image) actually gets a splash of premium design thanks to its metal unibody. In terms of hardware, the Z2 has a 5.2-inch 720p display, a 64-bit Qualcomm made 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon chipset, 2GB of RAM, a Sony 13 megapixel BSI rear camera, and an 8 megapixel front facer that Lenovo is pushing as the ultimate selfie cam. The front facing camera works with air gestures. I was with Lenovo during the company's pre-launch reveal of these handsets and the company told me that signs, blinks of an eye, and other gestures result in the software recognizing the pre-set gesture and giving a three second countdown for the shutter. There is 32GB of on board storage, but sadly no expandable microSD slot, while Android 4.4 runs on board. Lenovo says the Vibe Z2 will launch in October and will cost $429. Vibe X2
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