The Lenovo Vibe X2 was officially announced at the ‘the world's first layered smartphone’. It is also the first in the world to feature MediaTek’s MT6595m True8Core octa-core chip.
Being the first with this new MediaTek octa-core chip, Lenovo claims that the processor has power-saving features that help improve battery life, so one could expect a little extra juice from the 2300mAh battery.
The term 'layered smartphone' refers to its stand-out ‘tri-layered’ strips of color on the side of the phone. The stylish and sleek Vibe X2 has a 7.27mm (0.29”) thin profile, flat and blocky lines, and it comes in white, red, gold and dark grey colors. The device features a 5 inch display with a 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution, 32GB of internal storage, a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera.
The Vibe X2 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with Lenovo’s custom VIBE user interface on top of it.
In addition, the Vibe X2 comes with what what Lenovo calls “Xtensions”. These click-on accessories are the Vibe X2 battery and Vibe X2 speaker. The Vibe X2 battery is extremely thin at just 5.1mm and not only extends battery life by up to 75%, but also acts as a case to protect the phone, while the X2 speaker adds more oomph to your tunes.
With a price of the very reasonable $399, the Lenovo Vibe X2 is much cheaper than other flagships, and that’s always a good thing. The X2 release date is September for China and October for select other regions (Pacific Asia, where the phone will get dual SIM version, Eastern Europe and the Middle East), but there is no word on U.S. availability.