Breaking! Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro a flagship killer with 2K display, Snapdragon 801 and more


lenovo vibe z2 pro

Vivo and Oppo have already joined the next generation race with Snapdragon 801 devices with 2K displays and now Lenovo are next to join the ranks with the Lenovo Vibe Z2

Lenovo have been working on boosting their mobile phone departments for a few years now and we have already seen impressive mobiles from the company.

Excitingly Lenovo have managed to keep their next generation Lenovo Vibe Z2 a secret during development and away from tipsters, a lesson they could teach to HTC, so have taken us all by surprise.

lenovo vibe z2 pro

Whoever was in charge of developing the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro really haven’t spared and expense and really packed the new phone full of amazing hardware. Flagship features of the Z2 Pro include a 6-inch 2K 2560 x 1440 resolution display, slim 7.7mm alloy body, Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.5Ghz and 16 mega-pixel camera with OIS.

Despite the thin 7.7mm alloy body, it is reported that Lenovo have managed to give the Vibe Z2 Pro NFC and even a 4000mAh battery.

lenovo vibe z2 pro

Lenovo haven’t officially launched the Vibe Z2 yet, but the details appear to be confirmed and so a launch cannot be far away! What do you think of Lenovo’s latest?

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66 Comments

  1. JAni Guazon
    May 26, 2014

    it will always be a question of how much to persuade customers to buy a new phone..consumers are now wiser..you can always put the greatest techs in a phone but it wont sell if the consumers wont have the purchasing power to buy it and there are “greater options”..

    • iANDROID8.1
      May 27, 2014

      try selling it for $200 everyone will buy it xD nah just kidding well it would be better if they could

  2. snifer
    May 26, 2014

    dualsim?

    • Mitu
      May 27, 2014

      The Snapdragon 801 supports dual sim so maybe but other flagships form Lenovo like the K900 also didn’t have dual sim because dual sim is seen as typical feature for Chinese budget phones.
      Why for HTC a lesson to learn? Sometimes photos are leaked intentionally to see the public react to the design and possible specifications.

      • mfmx
        May 28, 2014

        Vibe Z in China is Snapdragon 800 and Dual-SIM.

    • pavel
      May 27, 2014

      I think yes…check the photo of home screen…it shows SIM text twice

  3. $2548414
    May 26, 2014

    Within a coupl of months these will be becoming routine hardware specs. For lots of phones. But to be success this phone will have to have some USP ..Unique Selling Point.. wonder what that is ?

    • Xiaolu
      May 27, 2014

      Don’t let me like that man! … So? What is it?

    • iANDROID8.1
      May 27, 2014

      3 possible USP, imho

      *AVAILABILITY
      *AFFORDABILITY
      *QUALITY

      • TheOracle
        May 27, 2014

        Exactly. It’s most likely going to cost @ $500 unlocked and that’s a massive usp when compared to the competition selling at over $700 unlocked. Plus it’s 4g and probably full active dual sim. The S5 with those specs is @ $900! I have the Vibe Z and it’s fantastic value for money. I would have preferred an upgrade of the vibe z to include an sd slot and the 4,000 mah battery. 6 inches of 2k screen with that battery and processing power will give it only average battery life. Besides 6 inches is just too big for me and I have huge hands.

        • iANDROID8.1
          May 27, 2014

          you might consider LG G3 as well 😉

  4. Guest
    May 26, 2014

    it will always be a question of how much to persuade customers to buy a new phone..consumers are now wiser..you can always put the greatest techs in a phone but it wont sell if the consumers wont have the purchasing power to buy it and there are “greater options”..

    • iANDROID8.1
      May 27, 2014

      try selling it for $200 everyone will buy it xD nah just kidding well it would be better if they could

  5. May 26, 2014

    The reason many people didn’t even look at the original Vibe Z was the lack of an expansion slot. If they include more than 16GB internal storage or even better put a microSD expansion slot in it they might have a winner.

    • Suhardi Sonata
      May 27, 2014

      True. That’s why I cancelled my plan to use vibe z.

    • Andrew P
      May 27, 2014

      No, just using Lenovo phone is something like put your head into microwave oven. Their SAR are incredible big according to other, more reliable phones..

      • desponent
        May 27, 2014

        That’s like the 10001th thing most people look into when buying phone, yes it’s sad but I don’t think it’s far from the truth also.

      • mfmx
        May 28, 2014

        Why do you spread FUD and lies? There are regulations which all phones must comply with, so the only “microwave owens” are in your mind.

        Galaxy S5: SAR (EU) 0.56 W/kg (head) 0.41 W/kg (body)

        Lenovo S920 SAR (EU) 0.571 W/kg (head) 0.337 W/kg (body)

        • Andrew P
          May 28, 2014

          It’s not about Lenovo S920. For example it’s about Vibe Z, which is 1.5W(it’s a maximum in Europe). If not about Vibe series, I saw other Lenovo phones with 2W/kg overall..

          • mfmx
            May 28, 2014

            According to CNIRP (the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection), which has created the SAR limits: “All mobile
            phones below 2 W/kg are _equally safe_”. So ALL Chinese mobile phones are safe (China has implemented CNIRP SAR limits).

            They also say that you can’t compare two models based on the SAR value and think that the one with a lower SAR value gives less RF exposure.

            You can learn more here: http://www.emfexplained.info/?ID=25585#Are_low_sar_phones_safer

          • mfmx
            May 28, 2014

            Since my other comment didn’t pass the filter for some unknown reason: just let me say that you interpret the SAR rating totally wrong:
            All phones that pass the allowed SAR rating are _equally_ and totally safe. You can also not compare the SAR rating of two phones and say that one is safer than the other.
            All according to the scientific organization that defined the SAR limits.

  6. snifer
    May 26, 2014

    dualsim?

    • Guest
      May 27, 2014

      The Snapdragon 801 supports dual sim so maybe but other flagships form Lenovo like the K900 also didn’t have dual sim because dual sim is seen as typical feature for Chinese budget phones.
      Why for HTC a lesson to learn? Sometimes photos are leaked intentionally to see the public react to the design and possible specifications.

    • Guest
      May 27, 2014

      I think yes…check the photo of home screen…it shows SIM text twice

    • mfmx
      May 28, 2014

      Vibe Z in China is Snapdragon 800 and Dual-SIM.

  7. Guest
    May 26, 2014

    Within a coupl of months these will be becoming routine hardware specs. For lots of phones. But to be success this phone will have to have some USP ..Unique Selling Point.. wonder what that is ?

    • Xiaolu
      May 27, 2014

      Don’t let me like that man! … So? What is it?

    • iANDROID8.1
      May 27, 2014

      3 possible USP, imho

      *AVAILABILITY
      *AFFORDABILITY
      *QUALITY

    • TheOracle
      May 27, 2014

      Exactly. It’s most likely going to cost @ $500 unlocked and that’s a massive usp when compared to the competition selling at over $700 unlocked. Plus it’s 4g and probably full active dual sim. The S5 with those specs is @ $900! I have the Vibe Z and it’s fantastic value for money. I would have preferred an upgrade of the vibe z to include an sd slot and the 4,000 mah battery. 6 inches of 2k screen with that battery and processing power will give it only average battery life. Besides 6 inches is just too big for me and I have huge hands.

    • iANDROID8.1
      May 27, 2014

      you might consider LG G3 as well 😉

  8. Jack
    May 27, 2014

    I wait for the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Mini Mini.

    • werewolfc
      May 27, 2014

      You mean Lenovo Vibe Z2 Nano? 😀

  9. Paul Koutras
    May 27, 2014

    The reason many people didn’t even look at the original Vibe Z was the lack of an expansion slot. If they include more than 16GB internal storage or even better put a microSD expansion slot in it they might have a winner.

    • Suhardi Sonata
      May 27, 2014

      True. That’s why I cancelled my plan to use vibe z.

    • Andrew P
      May 27, 2014

      No, just using Lenovo phone is something like put your head into microwave oven. Their SAR are incredible big according to other, more reliable phones..

    • desponent
      May 27, 2014

      That’s like the 10001th thing most people look into when buying phone, yes it’s sad but I don’t think it’s far from the truth also.

    • mfmx
      May 28, 2014

      Why do you spread FUD and lies? There are regulations which all phones must comply with, so the only “microwave owens” are in your mind.

      Galaxy S5: SAR (EU) 0.56 W/kg (head) 0.41 W/kg (body)

      Lenovo S920 SAR (EU) 0.571 W/kg (head) 0.337 W/kg (body)

    • Andrew P
      May 28, 2014

      It’s not about Lenovo S920. For example it’s about Vibe Z, which is 1.5W(it’s a maximum in Europe). If not about Vibe series, I saw other Lenovo phones with 2W/kg overall..

    • mfmx
      May 28, 2014

      According to CNIRP (the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection), which has created the SAR limits: “All mobile
      phones below 2 W/kg are _equally safe_”. So ALL Chinese mobile phones are safe (China has implemented CNIRP SAR limits).

      They also say that you can’t compare two models based on the SAR value and think that the one with a lower SAR value gives less RF exposure.

      You can learn more here: http://www.emfexplained.info/?ID=25585#Are_low_sar_phones_safer

    • mfmx
      May 28, 2014

      Since my other comment didn’t pass the filter for some unknown reason: just let me say that you interpret the SAR rating totally wrong:
      All phones that pass the allowed SAR rating are _equally_ and totally safe. You can also not compare the SAR rating of two phones and say that one is safer than the other.
      All according to the scientific organization that defined the SAR limits.

  10. iANDROID8.1
    May 27, 2014

    “Flagship killer” you gotta be kidding me xD

  11. Guest
    May 27, 2014

    I wait for the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Mini Mini.

    • Guest
      May 27, 2014

      You mean Lenovo Vibe Z2 Nano? 😀

  12. iANDROID8.1
    May 27, 2014

    “Flagship killer” you gotta be kidding me xD

  13. May 27, 2014

    The last time I took a good look at a Lenovo phone was the Intel-based K900. It was a nice piece of hardware, but what was remarkable (in a negative way) was the extreme effort Lenovo put into stripping out EVERY Google app and service and blocking any attempts to sideload any “Googleness” back into their phone.

    They had made the K900 COMPLETELY Google-hostile. And they locked it up so tight that nobody wanted to even try developing for it. I can’t understand why they did this, the Chinese Government doesn’t “require” it, and they spent an enormous amount of manpower to “ruin” the OS. It doesn’t make any sense.

    I don’t know if they’ve been continuing this tradition, but if so, they there is NOTHING they could do to make the Vibe Z2 worth buying at any price.

    • desponent
      May 28, 2014

      Not possible even with CWM Gapps install?

      • May 28, 2014

        nope

        • desponent
          May 28, 2014

          Damn, that’s evil.

    • May 28, 2014

      I never tried the K900, but the Vibe Z I had was also not so friendly with Google stuff. Not as bad as your experience with the K900, but still a pain. Nice phone, but it needs to play nice with all the Google apps to be considered a threat to other phones in its class.

      • mfmx
        May 30, 2014

        The China only version needs to play nice with google apps? No it doesn’t.
        However, you’re wrong in the particular facts, the latest stable VibeUI 1.5 for Vibe Z plays nice with Google Play and all google apps.

        • May 30, 2014

          Glad to hear it works better with the latest VibeUI. I can’t speak for that version because I sold mine a while back. I’m not against the phone at all, I really liked while I had it. But the fact is on the ROM I had it didn’t play nice. Google+ wasn’t even compatible with the phone. Good on Lenovo for actually fixing the issue.

          • mfmx
            May 30, 2014

            Don’t blame Lenovo because your seller gave you a bad ROM. I know that the earlier stable versions had the effect described in the first post (Google apps were automatically removed) but they published DEV versions which always worked fine with Google Apps, so it wasn’t even a problem back then.
            Now I run the latest stable version and it didn’t remove google apps, so it seems they don’t even do it anymore.

  14. Dave Weinstein
    May 27, 2014

    The last time I took a good look at a Lenovo phone was the Intel-based K900. It was a nice piece of hardware, but what was remarkable (in a negative way) was the extreme effort Lenovo put into stripping out EVERY Google app and service and blocking any attempts to sideload any “Googleness” back into their phone.

    They had made the K900 COMPLETELY Google-hostile. And they locked it up so tight that nobody wanted to even try developing for it. I can’t understand why they did this, the Chinese Government doesn’t “require” it, and they spent an enormous amount of manpower to “ruin” the OS. It doesn’t make any sense.

    I don’t know if they’ve been continuing this tradition, but if so, they there is NOTHING they could do to make the Vibe Z2 worth buying at any price.

    • desponent
      May 28, 2014

      Not possible even with CWM Gapps install?

    • Paul Koutras
      May 29, 2014

      I never tried the K900, but the Vibe Z I had was also not so friendly with Google stuff. Not as bad as your experience with the K900, but still a pain. Nice phone, but it needs to play nice with all the Google apps to be considered a threat to other phones in its class.

    • Dave Weinstein
      May 29, 2014

      nope

    • desponent
      May 29, 2014

      Damn, that’s evil.

    • mfmx
      May 30, 2014

      The China only version needs to play nice with google apps? No it doesn’t.
      However, you’re wrong in the particular facts, the latest stable VibeUI 1.5 for Vibe Z plays nice with Google Play and all google apps.

    • Paul Koutras
      May 30, 2014

      Glad to hear it works better with the latest VibeUI. I can’t speak for that version because I sold mine a while back. I’m not against the phone at all, I really liked while I had it. But the fact is on the ROM I had it didn’t play nice. Google+ wasn’t even compatible with the phone. Good on Lenovo for actually fixing the issue.

    • mfmx
      May 30, 2014

      Don’t blame Lenovo because your seller gave you a bad ROM. I know that the earlier stable versions had the effect described in the first post (Google apps were automatically removed) but they published DEV versions which always worked fine with Google Apps, so it wasn’t even a problem back then.
      Now I run the latest stable version and it didn’t remove google apps, so it seems they don’t even do it anymore.

  15. Lotfius
    May 28, 2014

    Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo … Wait for it …………..big !!

  16. Guest
    May 28, 2014

    Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo … Wait for it …………..big !!

  17. izagel
    June 4, 2014

    Any news ?
    Waiting to get a new phone , the oneplus or this lenovo

    • June 4, 2014

      Still waiting on new details

  18. Guest
    June 4, 2014

    Any news ?
    Waiting to get a new phone , the oneplus or this lenovo

    • Andi Sykes
      June 4, 2014

      Still waiting on new details