Gearing up for CES 2014 this year, Lenovo has four smartphones it looks to showcase for the Consumer Electronic Show in the upcoming days being held in Las Vegas. The first device is the high-end Vibe Z with some of the latest specs underneath the hood and also the first to run LTE, the S series which is the S930 & S650 which are media heavy devices coming in at sizes of 6″ and 4.7″ and the A859 which is set to be their “all-rounder” phone for the casual mobile user.
Lenovo Vibe Z
Looking to be the specs leader on the list of these four devices, the Vibe Z’s rap sheet is pretty good. It comes in at phablet territory having a 5.5″ HD display, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 3,000mAh battery and will be running Android’s 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. The camera is coming in it 13 megapixels and its aperture lens is stating to combat low light issues. It is boasting to be razor-thin 7.9mm and 147g, and have gesture controls with the usual sliding up and down functions but as well as a double tap feature. Lets not forget its Lenvo’s 1st LTE smartphone as well.
Geared toward the consumer that wants a regular sized phone at a decent price is the S650. It comes in at 4.7″, has 8GB(upgrade to 32GB w/ microSD), has a MediaTek Quad Core processor, runs Android 4.2 and has a dual sim slot for using two numbers at one time.
Taking a page out of HTC’s playbook is the S930 as it features dual front facing Dolby Digital speakers on the top and bottom. It comes in with a 6″ 720p display, 3,000mAh battery, 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. Based on the info given it doesn’t say anything about expandable memory which could be a big problem so hopefully that’s wrong.
Besides that is running Android 4.2, and has a 8MP camera.
Last in the lineup is the A859 which shows off a 5″ IPS display with 178 degree angles for viewing purposes. Specs has it with a Quad Core chip, 1GB RAM, 8GB for storage going up to 32GB with microSD, 8MP camera and a slot for dual sim cards like the S650. Also running Android 4.2 as well.
The Vibe Z starts at $549 and is available starting in February in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab
Emirates and the Philippines.
The S930 and S650 start at $319 and $229, respectively. They are available beginning immediately in countries where
Lenovo smartphones are sold.
The A859 starts at $219 and is available starting immediately in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold
As with most of Lenovo’s smartphones they are usually catered to an international market and it doesn’t look like we will see them in the states. Keep an eye out as we will surely get some hands-on though at CES and we can imagine if the devices peak your interest enough you will find a way to get them stateside.