Lenovo has announced at IFA 2013 that it will be releasing a new flagship smartphone by October called the Vibe X (IdeaPhone S960). This is a 5-inch smartphone made of high-end polycarbonate shell and runs on Android 4.2 straight out of the box. This model will be competing directly with other Android flagship models such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.
- MediaTek 6589T 1.5GHz Quad-core processor
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- 5-inch 1920×1080 full HD IPS display with Corning® Gorilla Glass 3 and ultra-sharp 441 PPI (20/20 Vision display)
- 2GB memory
- 16GB internal storage
- Micro SIM
- FM Radio
- 2G/3G, Wi-Fi
- 13MP rear-facing camera with auto-focus BSI sensor and LED flash; 5MP front camera with wide-angle lens
- 2000mAh embedded Li-Po battery
- 121g (4.2 ounces)
- 144 x 74 x 6.9 mm (5.6 x 2.9 x 0.27 inches)
The Vibe X comes with a 5-inch “20/20 Vision” display that has a 1080p resolution and 441 PPI. It’s also being protected using Gorilla Glass 3. The device promises to have one of the best displays in the market today and judging from its specs it definitely delivers.
At the heart of this model is a quad core 1.5GHz MediaTek 6589T processor combined with 2 GB of RAM that should provide for a smooth user experience.
One of the features that Lenovo is highlighting for the Vibe X is its camera functionality. The device boasts of a 5 MP wide-angle lens front facing camera which should prove very useful for those who are into taking selfies a lot. There is also a 13 MP rear-facing camera that comes with a BSI sensor that takes great photos in any lighting condition.
The company also pointed out that this model is very light weighing only at 4.2 ounces which is the equivalent of five AA batteries.
No pricing or availability details were revealed but it is said that the device won’t be available in the US or even Europe. It will however be available in other regions worldwide.