This news is not really your typical rumor as the Lenovo Vibe X3 has just been unveiled in China. A successor to the multi-layer Vibe X2, the X3 bears little resemblance to last year’s sharp-edged model, instead adopting more fluid rounded shapes. What’s perhaps a bit surprising is that the Vibe X3 moniker denotes a total of 3 smartphones.
The new Vibe X3 is equipped with a 5.5-inch displays with Full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. There will be two different models; both are of the higher-end model sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with 3GB or RAM and 64GB, or 32GB of built-in storage, respectively, and they accept microSD cards for expansion. However, both of the models will be equipped with a dual-SIM dual-standby capability and 4G on both cards.
In addition, the Vibe X3 is equipped with a 23MP primary camera which uses a Sony IMX230 sensor with phase detection autofocus and 4K video recording. There’s an 8MP front-facing camera as well. A prominent feature is the generous 3,600mAh battery, and thanks to Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 2.0 tech it should be pretty fast to top up too.
In another hand, there will be a third model that comes with a different chipset, and the true octa-core name hints at MediaTek silicon. The CPU is clocked at 1.3GHz and there’s only 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, expandable yet again. This “Youth” version also brings downgrades in the camera department – the rear shooter is a 16MP while the selfies will come out at 5MP. The power pack has a slightly smaller capacity at 3,400mAh, but there is a possibility that it can be removed.
All three phones come with some serious audio competence plus three Texas Instruments OPA1612 amplifiers, a Cirrus Logic WM8281 codec for noise and echo cancellation to handle the input from three mics, and a high-end Sabre 9018C2M DAC as found in the LG V10. A Dolby Atmos certification sits proudly on the devices’ backs. All models feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well.
The top-spec model with 64GB of RAM will be priced at USD 470 (approx. RM2,050) while the 32GB will be priced at USD 390 (approx. RM1,700), and USD 300 (approx. RM1,320) for the Youth version. However, there isn’t any proper confirmation that whether all three models will make it outside of China.
SOURCE: Lenovo China