China’s Lenovo, in a bid to strengthen their hold in the high-end market in India, today announced the Lenovo Vibe Z in the country.
The device was initially announced late last year, which is why you perhaps are aware of what powers the Vibe Z. For those who aren’t, here’s what the Vibe Z packs: a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB on-board storage, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 5 mega-pixel front camera. It boots Android v4.3 out of the box, and is powered by a high-capacity 3000mAh battery.
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The Vibe Z bears a price tag of 35,999 INR (USD 580), which makes it heavier on the pocket compared to Gionee’s direct competitor, i.e., the Gionee Elife E7 which goes for under 30k INR.
Lenovo have had success in the country in the recent past, but their high-end offerings including the Vibe X haven’t managed to get them the market share Lenovo would’ve desired.[Via]
Yash, are both this and the E7 already available for sale in India?
Hi, the Vibe Z will be made available later this month while the Gionee Elife E7 is currently on sale.
Too pricey, people would like to go with better known brands like LG G2 or Samsung S4 .
Hmmm… is this considered a high-end phone?
Last year’s high-end is this years mid-range.
One would expect a 2K display, Android 4.4, 3+GB memory, and more storage in a 2014 flagship.
You have a point, but I do think that a Snapdragon 800 phone does belong to the ‘high-end’ category. Of course, there will be better phones this year but considering what we have in the market right now, this does seem among the higher-end ones.
Yash, Gionee E7 which definitely sports a better camera is available online in India for 25k. .It was introduced at 26999. .
This new phone of Lenovo has a nice full HD 5.5 inch display, 13mega pixel rear camera and 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor but 16GB of built-in storage which is not expandable. But Lenovo Vibe Z is quite expensive if we compare its specifications with other smartphones Galaxy 4, lumia 1520, LG G2.
but here in malaysia, the price quite cheap compare to others brand like samsung and etc.. if samsung s4 price around USD 600++ here, vibe z price just around USD455++..