CES 2014 is technically still five days away, but we always expected many future Las Vegas exhibitors, especially the ones involved in mobile, to jump the gun and kick the festivities into gear early.
And Lenovo has just done exactly that, essentially putting all its CES cards on the table for the whole world to see. Understandably too, as they make for a pretty light poker hand. Besides, the sole ace in here, dubbed Vibe Z, has been an open book for months, getting a second unveiling today as it braces itself for a global rollout after a limited Chinese run.
The much less exciting S930 and S650 are in the same boat, preparing to show their faces in glitzy Vegas despite being up for grabs in the Middle Kingdom already. Which brings us to the A859, the only real novelty in Lenovo’s smartphone line-up.
Don’t hold your breath for a launch on any major American networks though, as the 5-inch Android is the textbook definition of mid-range, lackluster technology, sporting HD (not full HD) resolution, 1.3 GHz quad-core speed, 1 GB RAM and 3G connectivity.
Needless to say that, if Lenovo is to make an impression stateside, the Vibe Z is its best bet, what with its vibrant 5.5-inch Full HD IPS panel, zippy 2.2 GHz quad-core S800 chip, pre-loaded Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 2 GB RAM, 4G LTE support and all.