Lenovo Launches Vibe Z

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Kuala Lumpur (12 March 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.  VIBE Z_Titanium_Standard_01Capture2

“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.

“Celcom is committed to being at the forefront of LTE advancement, continuing to focus on rapid LTE network rollout and enhancing our network quality and capacity nationwide to deliver the best customer experience possible. We are pleased to collaborate with Lenovo, a well-known and trusted brand in the competitive world of smartphones. Through their partnership, we will offer our customers the privilege to be among the first to get hold of the latest smartphone in town and exclusive packages that will give them an enjoyable and seamless smartphone experience with lightning-fast speeds of Celcom 4G LTE,” said Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief Marketing Office of Celcom Axiata Berhad.

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_Silver_Standard_01Vibe 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/s1 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 t`itanium 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 (1920×1080) 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 Availability2

  • 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.

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