Laptops are still Lenovo’s bread and butter here in the West, but with its forthcoming Motorola acquisition and continuing growth overseas, the Chinese tech giant is seeing success in the smartphone market as well. Today the company is hoping to continue that trend by announcing the Vibe Z2 Pro, a 6-inch phablet with a 2560×1440 IPS display.
Along with that LG G3-like display, which the kids today call “Quad HD,” the Vibe Z2 Pro checks off most boxes on the Modern Flagship Phone checklist. It sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with a 2.5GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor and an Adreno 330 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, dual-SIM and LTE support, and a massive 4,000 mAh battery.
It looks pretty slick, with what Lenovo terms a “metallic brushed-weave” design that comes in silver, gold or black, and it features a high-res 16-megapixel camera to boot. Software-wise, it’ll come with Android 4.4 KitKat underneath Lenovo’s own Vibe UI 2.0 skin. At 7.7mm thin and 179g heavy, it doesn’t sound like a major burden to hold either, at least relatively speaking. The one obvious downside here — if the prospect of a 6-inch phone doesn’t bother you — is that there’s no microSD slot, so you’ll have no way to expand the Vibe’s storage capacity.
Sounds pretty solid outside of that, though, right? Well, if you’re in the West, you may or may not have to do some digging to get a hold of it. Lenovo hasn’t announced full pricing or availability details for the Vibe Z2 Pro yet, only saying that it’ll be out sometime in September and will cost roughly $835 in Russia. Expect more specifics to arrive in the coming days.