Chinese technology major Lenovo has launched the much awaited Vibe X3 series handsets in Beijing.
Prior to the launch, Vibe X3 received a lot of media attention over its leaked images, which showed Motorola's hand in the device's design. It looked strikingly identical to Moto series in terms of the exterior look.
Lenovo acquired Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014 and just few months ago, and moved the company's whole mobile business to Motorola, owing to the decline in profits. It is believed that all the future Lenovo mobile devices will, therefore, be designed by Motorola engineers.
With the official announcement, Vibe X3 indeed does look similar to the 2015 Moto series phones. The new Lenovo device features two dual front speakers, one on the top and another at the bottom. An elongated oval-shaped metal strip featuring camera and LED flash on the back has an uncanny resemblance to the 2015 Moto series devices.
A key difference is that the 5.5-inch Vibe X3 sereis has multi-grille speakers on the front and the metal strip on the back has a finger-print sensor, whereas the Moto series come with single-grill speakers and the rear-side metal houses Motorola's trademark batwing insignia at the center.
As far as internal hardware is concerned, Vibe X3 comes with full HD display, Snapdragon Hexa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory, 3600 mAh battery, 21MP camera on the rear-side and 8MP snapper on the front.
Besides the normal Vibe X3 series, Lenovo has also unveiled Youth edition. It is a watered down version of the former model. It features 2GB RAM, MediaTek's Octa-core processor, 13MP camera, 5MP front-camera and 3400 mAh battery.
Lenovo Vibe X3 and X3 Youth price and release details:
The company has confirmed Vibe X3 will come in two storage variants – 32GB and 64GB -- costing ¥2999 (around $470/€441/Rs. 31,024) and ¥2499 (around $392/€368/Rs.25,850) respectively.
The Vibe X3 Youth edition will set you back by ¥1899 (around $298/€280/Rs.16,950).
All three models are expected to go on sale in China on 25 November, reported Phone Arena. However, there is no word on when the new Lenovo Vibe X3 series will be made available in global markets. Watch this space for more update.
Key specifications of Lenovo Vibe X3 and Vibe X3 Youth:
|Models||Lenovo Vibe X3||Lenovo Vibe X3 Youth|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shield
||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shield
|OS||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Processor||64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core (1.8GHz Cortex A57 dual-core + 1.2GHz Cortex A53 quad-core ) with big.LITTLE technology||64-bit MediaTek Octa-core processor|
|Storage||32GB/64GB (expandable)||16GB (expandable)|
|Battery||3600 mAh||3400 mAh|
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor, Dual SIM slot (Nano + Nano/microSD card), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Hi-fi 3.0 sound system with a dedicated ESS Sabre ES9018K2M or Wolfson8281 DAC, three mics , Dolby Atmos||Finger-print sensor, Dual SIM slot (Nano + Nano/microSD card), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Hi-fi 3.0 with a dedicated ESS Sabre ES9018K2M or Wolfson8281 DAC, three mics, Dolby Atmos|
|Dimensions||154.0 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm||153.6 x 75.9 x 9.15 mm|
|Colours||White and Black||White and Black|
||¥1899 (around $298/€280/Rs.16,950)|