“Max performance, Pro camera”, this is what Lenovo’s claim on their new flagship handset, the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro. Lenovo puts an end to the rumor mill by announcing their flagship phone via their Facebook, Google plus and Twitter post, which included a 1.33 minute long video showing what the phone is capable of. These claims though seems alright on paper but can be proved only after its launch, in the meantime let’s look onto its specification and features.
The phone runs on Android 4.4 which Lenovo customized with their proprietary Vibe UI version 2.0.It is expected to get the Android L update soon via OTA update as Motorola’s soon to be parent Lenovo is expected to deliver the same track history that the former offers.
There is no concern about the design aspect of the phone which boasts a precision crafted metallic brushed-weave unibody design (Coated 45.0321 PTS Glass and Brushed 547 MT), and an ultra narrow frame which result in a compact design with just 7.7mm (.77cm) in thickness. The phone weighs at 179 gm. The front side is dominated by a 6 inch IPS display, front camera and proximity sensor on the top alongside the in call speakers. There is no sign of hardware home and back keys which may be substituted with capacitive touch keys on the bottom part of the 6 inch screen. The power/unlock button is placed at the right and the volume rockers at the left. The 3.5 mm audio jack and the microUSB port can be seen on the top and bottom respectively. On the back (non removable), we can see the 16 MP camera at the top left side corner alongside dual LED flash. The phone comes in 3 different colors viz, Titanium (White), Gold and Black.
The phone has an ultra rich 6 inch 2K HD IPS display, with a resolution of 2560X1400,claims to output 500 nibs brightness and pixel density of a whopping 490 ppi.
Under the hood it houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset (MTM8974AC), a powerful 2.5 GHz quad core Krait 400 processor, 3 Gb of RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, 32 GB internal memory with no choice for micro SD expansion, and a 4000 mAh battery, which is a Li-Po battery. The Li-Po battery helps to reduce the overall thickness and weight of the phone without compromising the battery life. But there is a concern about energy density and pricing when manufacturers use this type of battery.
Camera is one major feature on this phone. To compliment the 16 MP Primary camera and dual LED flash, Lenovo customized the camera app to deliver a great performance. It delivers optimized shots via Auto scene detection, Ultra night mode for great pictures in low light conditions, full control with the Pro mode which lets you to adjust contrast, ISO, focus etc, Anti lens distortion for perfect portraits, and has 4k recording capability along with face detection, geo-tagging , panorama and touch to focus.
This dual sim (GSM+LTE) dual standby phone has 4G,3G,GPRS and Edge Network options and Wifi , Wifi hotspot, NFC and USB Connectivity options along with GPS,A-GPS and GLONASS for positioning.
The phone also features sensors like Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity and Compass. It also supports Air Gestures and Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. However the phone doesn’t offer HDMI connector and Water resistance.
Lenovo launched this phone to take on flagship models from other OEMs and it offers major competition to LG G3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Xperia Z2, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Oppo Find 7.The exact launch date and price is yet to announce, so is the availability in US and other markets as the phone’s target market is Asia, though it is expected to be launched by this September and will be priced around $ 834.