After several months since the device’s TENAA certification, Lenovo has officially unveiled the Vibe X3. Just as previous leaks have suggested, the X3 is a completely different beast from its predecessor, the Vibe X2. It features specifications fitting of a high-end device and a very generous 3,600mAh battery, among other things.
Unlike the Vibe X2, the X3 isn’t a mid-range device. Powering the device is the capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor – the very same chipset found on the flagship LG G4 – paired with 3GB of RAM, which should provide plenty of processing power. Other than that, the X3 also has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, LTE connectivity, 21MP rear and 8MP front-facing cameras, as well as front-facing stereo speakers.
Speaking of which, Lenovo has put a lot of emphasis on the Vibe X3’s audio capabilities. Other than the ideally placed front-facing speakers, this device also has a dedicated ESS Sabre ES9018K2M or Wolfson8281 DAC along with separate speaker amplifiers. These hardware should make the Vibe X3 an ideal smartphone for those who want better than average audio quality.
Also introduced by Lenovo is the more affordable Vibe X3 Lite. It features a MediaTek MT6753T octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory, a slightly smaller 3,300mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front-facing snapper. Just like the beefier Vibe X3, it seems like the Lite variant also features a rear fingerprint sensor.
All models of the Lenovo Vibe X3 will be launched on the 25th of November 2015 in China. They will go for 2,999 Chinese yuan (about RM2,060), 2,499 yuan (approximately RM1,715) and 1,899 yuan (around RM1,305) for the 64GB, 32GB and Lite variants respectively.