The success of Xiaomi has not just hit Samsung hard, other Chinese companies such as ZTE, Huawei, and Lenovo have been affected by the company's rise. Lenovo is attempting to hit back with a well spec'd smartphone that is ultra-affordable, the Lenovo K3 "Music Lemon". Weird name aside, the device is available in China right now and turns out to be a bit of a bargain at around $96 (599 CNY).
China is a hotbed for counterfeit products, just a casual browse through eBay will confirm that. However, even mainstream companies have come under fire, such as Xiaomi with its influences firmly on its sleeve. However, even juggernaut Lenovo is not beyond a little bit of copycatting, just take a look at Sisley S90 for the proof.
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.
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.
Lenovo is a leading light in all markets when it comes to PC and tablet, but the company only enjoys smartphone success in Asia, which is why it bought Motorola to have more presence in the US and beyond
Arguably sporting the best name for a smartphone ever, Lenovo's Golden Warrior is ready for its launch and has been given an official date for release in China. Despite its grand name, the Golden Warrior is actually a mid-range device and not a flagship
Like most people who reviewed the Lenovo Yoga Tablet last year, I thought the device had a spectacular kickstand that enabled new media modes but was disappointed by the screen quality and processor. Lenovo has addressed both of those issues with the announcement of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.
Lenovo has announced a new high-powered smartphone set to be released this year, and the Vibe Z is the first phone from the company that is capable of using 4G LTE networks.
Though the Android-powered Yoga Tablet doesn't drastically change form factors like the Windows-based hybrid, it does feature a design to convert into more useful positions. Here's a look at the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8, the most interesting tablet seen in a while.
Samsung and Apple are obviously the world's top two smartphone vendors, but how many people can honestly say that they know the fourth place seller? The answer is Lenovo, which revealed strong earnings today that will reignite talk of it purchasing BlackBerry.