Lenovo hasn’t actually announced it yet, but its next smartphone is all but already revealed. After making a semi-public appearance as the Vibe Z2 Pro, this high-end smartphone is now being displayed at the China Mobile’s booth at the Mobile Asia Expo 2014, but bearing the name Lenovo K920 instead.
In terms of hardware, the Lenovo K920 lines up perfectly with the Vibe Z2 Pro seen earlier. This means a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, a healthy serving of RAM at 3 GB, and 32 GB of internal storage. The display is nothing to ignore either, sporting a QHD 2560×1440 resolution, although in a large 6-inch size. We gladly welcome confirmation of the 16 megapixel rear camera that boasts of Optical Image Stabilization, while the front carries a rather nice 5 megapixel shooter.
In terms of body design, the K920 is typically Lenovo, which is more rectangular and blocky than most devices in the market. It comes at 7.7 mm in thickness, which isn’t exactly the thinnest, but not bad for an LTE machine, which is sometimes thicker, if not heavier, than non-LTE devices. The back cover seems to carry a rather peculiar aluminum polish, though its exact material is yet unknown. The rear camera noticeably protrudes a bit outward, which sort of ruins the otherwise smooth shape of the smartphone, though those used to how Samsung’s smartphones look will probably not be too bothered by that. The sides do taper down a bit towards the back, making it theoretically easier to hold this giant phablet.
There is still no availability or pricing details for the Lenovo K920. Given that it is taking up a spot in China Mobile’s space, we can safely presume it will be headed for the Chinese market via this particular carrier. The dual SIM active feature and support for China’s 4G LTE bands cement that theory even further.