Lenovo introduces four new smartphones, including LTE-compatible Vibe Z, ahead of CES


Gigaom

Before the phone announcements are likely to come roaring in next week at CES, Lenovo decided to take the wraps off of its latest devices a bit early. The company announced four new smartphones on Thursday, the most notable being the Vibe Z, which is Lenovo’s first phone to feature 4G LTE connectivity.

The Vibe Z is also Lenovo’s highest-end new offering by far. It’s a 5.5-inch device, which places it firmly within the “phablet” category, and it features a 1920 x 1080 IPS display, which works out to a sharp 400 pixels per inch (ppi). There’s also a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm(s qcom) Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front and a 3,000 mAh battery. Overall, it sounds quite similar to many other high-end phablets we’ve been seeing over the last few months now.

At 0.31 inches thick, the Vibe Z is…

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