Leaked Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro has it all – a QHD display, 4000mAh battery, and a shiny metal body

May 27, 2014

    Although Lenovo may have purchased Motorola, the company is still pushing out its own brand of flagship devices. The company’s most recent venture into the high end smartphone market is the Vibe Z, but some new leaks suggest that the company is already preparing to release another flagship handset named the Vibe Z2 Pro.

    A few photographs of the device have popped up on Weibo, which appear to have come from an internal event. Fortunately, the pictures also reveal a few important hardware specs for Lenovo’s upcoming handset.

    The Vibe Z2 Pro appears to be an entirely high end affair, featuring a 6 inch quad HD display (2560×1440 pixels), 16 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and Optical Image Stabilization, and the familiar 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC found in several other flagship smartphones. Importantly, for a device with a high resolution display and high performance CPU, the smartphone will also come with a huge 4,000 mAh battery. Other handset features include NFC connectivity and dual-SIM slots with LTE support. We’ll have to wait and see if Lenovo has paid as much attention to detail with its software.

    Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro specs

    Lenovo has also gone all out with the handset’s body and design too, having opted for a metal chassis this time around, rather than the plastic exterior found with its previous flagship. The metallic body is 7.7mm thick and the Vibe Z2 Pro also seems to have nice thin bezels, which should help keep the giant handset somewhat reasonably sized.

    We’re currently not sure on regional availability or if any of the features will change based on international variations. We should hopefully hear more about the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro in the near future.

    Comments

    • Shark Bait

      battery please be true!!!
      this could change my mind about Chinese phones (needs paranoid android slapping on there first of course)

      • Adude

        4000mah is impressive

      • Marco Lancaster

        Lenovo is good in that point, the only brand who goes above 4000mAh, exception is the Huawei Phablet.

    • MasterMuffin

      This is like G3′s big brother :O Good job Lenovo, I hope they do something good like this with Motorola too (because mostly stock Android beats their skin)

      • Dave Weinstein

        Ah… no.

        Lenovo is the WORST for ripping out the Google-ness from Android. The last Lenovo phone I looked at was the Intel-based K900, and they has spend an enormous amount of engineering resources stripping out all Google services and apps and making sure you couldn’t add them back in yourself.

        I’m not sure why they would do such a thing, the Chinese government doesn’t like Google, but they don’t REQUIRE manufacturers to do this, and most make only a cursory nod towards “snubbing” the Google Play store to placate the government there.

        • Terrence

          Not a big matters, there are flash rom packages released to support International edition, and Google play store. as now I am using K900 as others use Nexus, cool…

    • Robert Pawlowski

      Oppo find 7 is still better ;)

      • Dave Weinstein

        Why? They can’t seem to ship the FInd 7, and Oppo’s been COMPLETELY silent about their commitment to Cyanogen OS. I don’t want a Color OS phone.

        I’m not saying that Lenovo is better, but why aren’t they equally bad.

        It seems you should be saying that the Nubia X6 and the Vivo Xplat 3S are better, since they managed to ship some of those, and these companies have managed to upgrade the OS to Android 4.4

        • Tom-Helge Andersen

          They can’t ship the Find 7 as it’s not released yet. You are thinking about the Find 7a that have been out for over a month now.

          The reason Oppo most likely are a bit silent about CyanogenMod for Oppo Find 7a / Find 7 is because CyanogenMod for the Oppo N1 pretty much killed the developments of other ROM’s for the device.

          Just look here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/oppo-n1/orig-development and here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/oppo-n1/development on how little developments it have had sine it was released.

          So i’m sure Oppo wont do the same mistake again and will probably figure out a new way of giving the Oppo Find 7a / Find 7 an official release of CyanogenMod. Oh by the way, CyanogenMod 11S (that is originally for the OnePlus One) is ported to the Oppo Find 7a: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2755509

          • Dave Weinstein

            You’re splitting hairs by saying they can’t ship the Find 7 because it’s not released. They haven’t released it because they can’t get the screens! They announced the device and just haven’t shipped it. I think the FInd 7a wasn’t really planned, but was a last minute stopgap because they couldn’t get the parts for the REAL Find 7. The 7a is just too close in specs to the OnePlus1.

            Personally, I think that their silence is because they “sold out” Cyanogen when they did the “fake” spinout of OnePlus. Despite all of OnePlus’ protestations, they are a 100% owned subsidiary of Oppo, and the only significant differentiator seems to be that the OP1 device ships with CM11s.

            Oppo has been absolutely silent about CM support since OnePlus came into existence, yet at the same time they’ve gone BACKWARDS trying to get Color OS ported to competitor’s hardware.

            None of this is actually good for customers.

            • Tom-Helge Andersen

              When it’s about the Oppo Find 7, i’m basing my arguments out of the facts posted here: https://twitter.com/oppo/status/466794898163646464 and not after some guesses that they have problems to get the screens.

              Remember, Oppo was the first brand to release a smartphone with a 1080p screen to (Oppo Find 5) and they delivered it when they said so. So i’m sure they will do the same with the Find 7 to.

              And again, i don’t see it as a problem that Oppo have been silent about CyanogenMod support as CyanogenMod did kill the developments of the Oppo N1 phone. And we don’t want to see that happening on the Find 7a / Find 7. CyanogenMod will get released or ported to the Oppo Find 7a / Find 7 anyways, so i don’t see it as a problem.

    • Alvie Rahman

      6″ are you kidding me?!?

      • Chris

        6″ is the perfect size

        • Jusephe

          Way too big for a phone, way too small for a tablet. So perfect in what ?

          • das

            for millions of people who do buy 6 inch phones

        • Guest123

          Totally agree with you, as long as the bezel is minimal.

        • abqnm

          Yeah 6″ at 720p is a bit of a disappointment, but then it is “flexible.” I would love this device, though I doubt we would ever see it stateside.

          Lenovo, brand it as a Moto, throw the Moto customized version of Android on it and sell it to US!

          • Chris

            It wasn’t the resolution. The screen looked amazing still. It was the ghosting. After switching screens, the last image that was up (say the keyboard) would remain on the screen for 5-10 seconds…it was terrible.

            • abqnm

              Oh wow. That would drive me nuts. I wonder if the response time of the screen is impacted by the technology used to make it flexible? Hmm…

            • Chris

              I have no idea but it was really bad. I never saw it in the demo models because I guess when the brightness is 80%+ it’s harder to see.

        • K2

          Are you kidding? You have tiny hands. 9 inch phones are perfect.

      • Dave Weinstein

        screen size arguments are the new political debates. best to just keep your opinions to yourself.

        even the most dim-witted marketing people know that your posts are not credible market data, but rather an attempt to exert your own pet preference over that of the public at large.

        • https://www.heartbleedbug.com Intellectua1

          Perfectly said.

        • Alvie Rahman

          I’ll try

        • K2

          Tel that to others too who say 6 inch phones are perfect.

    • namesib

      MicroSD? Hardware buttons? Removable battery?

      • Marco Lancaster

        With 7.7mm body, for removable battery my guess is no.

      • Marc Perrusquia

        please no hardware buttons

    • kellyshaun

      The reason Oppo most likely are a bit silent about CyanogenMod for Oppo
      Find 7a / Find 7 is because CyanogenMod for the Oppo N1 pretty much
      killed the developments of other ROM’s for the device.
      http://bit.ly/1puIG1I

      • Tom-Helge Andersen

        Idiot. That link doesn’t belongs in this topic. Get out of this article or someone will report you.

    • Hector R

      Impressive specs! However, I’m not thrilled about the screen size, since a phone should be able to fit inside a pocket. Also, if Android were more power-efficient that what it currently is there would be no need for a bigger battery.

    • Replicant Jason Booth

      After reading this article I couldn’t believe how much high end they crammed into this device lol

    • Si-En Tan

      If it has developer support then i’m in :D

    • Roj

      just to big

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