Lenovo Announces 4 New Android Powered Smartphones Prior To CES


Lenovo has shared its CES announcements with us a few days early this year by unveiling four new relatively impressive Android-powered high-end smartphones — “the Lenovo Vibe Z, the Lenovo S930, the Lenovo S650 and the Lenovo A859.”

The Vibe Z is Lenovo’s new flagship device, sporting a gorgeous titanium body with a laser-etched, fabric backplate. Wrapped inside this ultra-durable casing is a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset powered by four CPU’s, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.

The S930 and S650 appear to look awfully similar when compared to the Vibe Z, but things start to look a little different when you take a peek at their internals. The S930 packs a 6-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and front-facing speakers.

Whereas, the S650 boasts a 4.7-inch 960 x 540 IPS panel, a MediaTek 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of non-expandable internal flash storage and a standard 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

It’s clear that the A859 with its $219 price tag is aimed at the budget-friendly smartphone market, ¬†putting it roughly in the same ballpark price wise as the Moto G. The handset packs a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, a MediaTek chipset powered by four 1.3GHz CPU’s, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).

The smartphones will go on sale in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines in February. The Vibe Z will retail at $549 whilst the S930, S640 and A859 will be available to purchase for $319, $229 and $219 respectively.