CES 2015: Lenovo announces Vibe Band wearable, P90 and Vibe X2 Pro phones

At the CES in Las Vegas Lenovo unveiled two new smartphones and its entry into the wearable space.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

At the Consumer Electronic Show in Vegas Lenovo showed off the P90 smartphone, the first powered by the combination of the 64-bit Intel Atom processor and XMM 7260 LTE-Advanced modem. The Vibe X2 Pro smartphone was also launched, along with the Selfie Flash accessory. Neither phone will be available in the US.

The company also presented its entry into the wearable space, the Vibe Band VB10 with E-ink display and long battery life.

Lenovo Vibe Band
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Lenovo P90
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The P90 smartphone has a 5.5-inch display (400 ppi) with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It has a 13MP rear camera is designed for low-light shots, and features optical image stabilization. There is a 5MP front camera that can be controlled by gestures for easier operation.

The P90 will be available only outside the US in February 2015 in white, black, and red for $369.

Vibe X2 Pro

Lenovo X2 Pro
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This is the top of Lenovo's smartphone line, and has a 5.3-inch display designed for outdoor viewing. It features dual-SIM capability for use with multiple carriers. The processor is an Intel 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon with eight cores (1.5GHz).

Both the front and rear cameras are 13MP. Lenovo told ZDNet the 13MP front camera is aimed at taking advantage of the selfie craze. There is a Vibe Extensions Selfie Flash accessory that plugs into the audio port of the phone, and it will work with any Android phone that has the app. The Selfie Flash is $29.

The Vibe X2 Pro with its full metal body will be available only outside the US in April 2015 for $499 and runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

Vibe Band VB10

The VB10 Band is Lenovo's first wearable and the company went for long battery life. The E-ink display allows the Vibe Band to last all week on a charge according to Lenovo.

It has a thin form that is waterproof for use in the rain or while working out. It can be worn in the shower as it is submergible according to Lenovo. The Band features full fitness tracking functions and works with a phone via always-on Bluetooth. It warns you when the phone moves too far away from the Band.

Lenovo told ZDNet that the Vibe Band is compatible with iOS.

The Vibe Band will be available in April 2015 for $89, making it one of the cheaper wearables to date.

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