Len­ovo Launches VIBE Z

New­est Flag­ship smart­phone lands in Malaysia

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Last month, Len­ovo launched its lat­est flag­ship phone, the Len­ovo VIBE Z. Con­sid­ered to be the com­pany’s first LTE smart­phone in Malaysia, the VIBE Z is the next-gen­er­a­tion re­place­ment for the com­pany’s pre­vi­ous flag­ship, the K900.

“We cre­ated the new VIBE Z with its el­e­gant de­sign, high per­for­mance and cus­tom soft­ware so that people can truly have the best smart­phone ex­pe­ri­ence now at the speed of LTE,” said Khoo Hung Chuan, Coun­try Gen­eral Man­ager, Len­ovo Malaysia. “The in­tro­duc­tion of the VIBE Z fur­ther high­lights how the VIBE se­ries has be­gun to show a real im­pact in the pre­mium seg­ment of the smart­phone mar­ket.”

The VIBE Z fea­tures a ra­zor-thin pro­file and is even faster than its pre­de­ces­sor. Aside from the 2.2GHz Snap­dragon 800 SoC, the smart­phone is also built with 2GB RAM, 5.5-inch Full HD multi-touch ca­pac­i­tive dis­play, 16GB in­ter­nal mem­ory (with no ex­pand­able mem­ory), a 3,000mAh bat­tery that Len­ovo says will deliver up to 27 days standby and 33 hours talk­time, An­droid 4.3 (Jelly Bean), 4G LTE con­nec­tiv­ity, a 13MP f/1.8 rear-fac­ing cam­era and a 5MP 88-de­grees wide an­gle lens.

The front-fac­ing cam­era on the VIBE Z is ac­tu­ally the high­light of the phone. Dur­ing the launch, Len­ovo had sev­eral mod­els go­ing around the floor out­side the hall­way, tak­ing a few self­ies with some of the au­di­ence. This mi­nor gim­mick was the com­pany’s way of show­ing off the 5MP sen­sor that cap­tures pho­tos at a rel­a­tively wide an­gle, which meant that people didn’t have to squeeze so close to­gether.

One is­sue, how­ever, which was men­tioned dur­ing a brief Q&A ses­sion, ac­tu­ally struck a chord with many of those who were present at the event. Ac­cord­ing to Len­ovo, the VIBE Z will not be get­ting an An­droid 4.4 KitKat up­grade any­time soon, and the com­pany also stated that they had no plans to do so at present. Then again, Len­ovo did use the words ‘any­time soon,’ which means that there is still some time for them to re­con­sider, or even re­lease it at a later date.

The VIBE Z has been avail­able since March 15, but only to cus­tomers look­ing to buy the de­vice via Cel­com. This is be­cause Cel­com Ax­i­ata Ber­had forged an exclusive part­ner­ship with Len­ovo, which gave them the exclusive sales rights to the VIBE Z for a du­ra­tion of one month. Ad­di­tion­ally, the first 30 cus­tomers who pur­chased the VIBE Z on launch day at Blue Cube @ Sun­way were able to do so at prices from as low as RM688.

Those in­ter­ested in the VIBE Z but don’t want to be tied down with a con­tract with Cel­com, do not fret. Once the ex­clu­siv­ity pe­riod ends, the VIBE Z will be made avail­able at all au­tho­rized re­sellers and stores this April 15. The VIBE Z has an RRP of RM1,799 and will be avail­able in ei­ther Sil­ver or Ti­ta­nium.

The VIBE Z, Len­ovo’s new flag­ship smart­phone.

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