Lenovo’s latest flagship smartphone thrills with power and extreme speed
Kuala Lumpur – March 12, 2014: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today introduced its first LTE smartphone in Malaysia, the Lenovo Vibe Z, a gorgeous razor-thin, blazing-fast device equipped with gesture controls, photo enhancement software and other premium technologies. Partnering with Celcom Axiata Berhad, the first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider in Malaysia, the Vibe Z will be available exclusively first with the provider over a period of one month before it officially hits Lenovo Smartphone Retail Partners the following month.
The Vibe Z complements Lenovo’s existing portfolio of phones ranging from feature phones to premium smartphones across multiple price points.
“We created the new Vibe Z with its elegant design, high performance and custom software so that people can truly have the best smartphone experience now at the speed of LTE. The introduction of the Vibe Z further highlights how the Vibe series has begun to show a real impact in the premium segment of the smartphone market.” said Khoo Hung Chuan Country General Manager, Lenovo Malaysia.
The Lenovo Vibe Z will be available nationwide exclusively from Celcom from 15th March 2014. Customers who purchase the device with exclusive plans that take advantage of Celcom’s lightning-fast 4G LTE network will receive a RM50 shopping voucher as a limited time offer. Meanwhile, Celcom will also be offering the Lenovo Vibe Z from as low as RM688 to the first 30 customers at its exclusive customer launch at Blue Cube@Sunway Iconic on 15th March 2014, who also stand to win exciting freebies. For more information on Celcom’s plans and launch promotions, visit www.celcom.com.my
Vibe Z Wraps LTE, Style and Top Technologies into One Incredible Device
As Lenovo’s first smartphone featuring LTE capabilities, the Vibe Z offers true mobile freedom with super-fast data upload at up to 50 Mbit/s and downloading at up to 150 Mbit/s1 to satisfy the most data hungry of individuals. The Vibe Z operates on GSM/UMTS networks up to 2100 and also comes with 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The svelte Vibe Z comes encased in a thin 7.9mm silver or titanium body weighing just 147 grams. Users will appreciate its laser-etched, fabric-feel rear cover that is comfortable to hold and its 5.5-in full high definition (1920x1080) IPS wide angle viewing touchscreen display. Images appear pin sharp leveraging the Vibe Z’s 20/20 Vision display with a pixel density of 400 pixels per inch. While beautiful on the outside, the Vibe Z packs in superior performance technologies inside starting with its Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Quad-core 2.2GHz processor to deliver extreme performance for watching movies, capturing and editing photos, multitasking among apps, playing games and video chatting. Loaded with 2 GB of memory, up to 16 GB of internal storage and running Android 4.3, the Vibe Z offers plenty of space for thousands of favorite photos dozens of videos.
With its custom imaging software and high resolution cameras, the Vibe Z surpasses the shutterbug features of other smartphones. It has a 13 MP rear camera with a large f1.8 aperture lens to defy low light situations and capture breathtaking photos and a 5 MP front camera that’s equipped with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots. Lenovo’s Super Camera and Super Gallery apps let users add fun effects to their photos easily. Additionally Vibe Z offers Lenovo-specific software supporting motion and gestures for better one-handed usage on large screen devices.
Pricing and Availability
• Vibe Z will be available exclusively with Celcom First with mPro plan or mPro Plus, Celcom’s best voice and data plan with 5GB data at as low as RM988 on a 24-month contract. The bundled plan is offered to heavy data users to meet their demand for increasing mobile data.
• Vibe Z will be made available at all Lenovo Smartphone Retail Partners from 15th April 2014 onwards at RM 1,799.