Lenovo Launches First LTE Smartphone, Vibe Z, In UAE

The phone, priced at Dhs1999, will be available in the country by the end of February.



Lenovo’s first LTE smartphone, the Lenovo Vibe Z, will be available in the UAE by the end of February, the Chinese PC maker announced in a statement.

The device, priced at Dhs1999, is Lenovo’s first smartphone that makes use of 4G/LTE capabilities, offering data download speeds of up to 150 Mbit/s1 and upload at up to 50 Mbit/s1. The device also comes with 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

In terms of looks, the Vibe Z comes in a 7.9mm silver or titanium body weighing 147 grams with a laser-etched, fabric-feel rear cover. The phone runs on Android 4.3 and includes a 5.5 inch full HD touchscreen display, Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 2GB memory and up to 16GB of internal storage.

It has a 13MP rear camera with a f1.8 aperture lens and a 5MP front camera with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots. Along with Lenovo’s Super Camera and Super Gallery apps, Vibe Z offers software supporting motion and gestures for better one-handed usage.

The Vibe Z follows the recent launch of the Vibe X, a lightweight phone which costs Dhs1,699.

Oliver Ebel, Lenovo MEA VP said: “With the expansion of our Smartphone portfolio, Lenovo continues to diversify its business.

“According to IDC Q3FY13, Lenovo, in a short period, has become the world’s third largest smartphone supplier, rapidly expanding shipments 78 per cent year-over-year.”

The company is launching Vibe Z in six markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, UAE and the Philippines.

Lenovo first introduced its smartphone range in the UAE and Saudi Arabia last year with six new models.