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Lenovo to unveil new flagship Android smartphone at CES 2014

In advance of this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Lenovo is trotting out the newest members of its Android powered smartphones.

Though better known for its laptop and desktop divisions, Lenovo has carved out a nice chunk of the smartphone market, edging out LG to become the number global smartphone maker, according to data from Gartner.

Lenovo's expanding its Vibe lineup, introducing its first smartphone with LTE, the Vibe Z. Also on tap for the New Year are the S930 and S650, which occupy the midrange, while the A859 will cater to the budget-friendly smartphone market.

The Vibe Z will carry Lenovo's mobile flag, offering a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 5.5in 1080p display, and a 13-megapixel camera to go along with the aforementioned LTE connectivity. The phone will run on GSM/UMTS networks, with support for Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Though it's packing a palm-busting display, the Vibe Z will measure just 0.31in thick and weigh 5.19 ounces.

The S series adds the S930 and S650, the former with a giant 6in display and the latter with a more reasonable 4.7in display. Both will be powered by quad-core MediaTek processors, but neither will come with LTE built in. The A859 rounds out the latest crop of Lenovo smartphones, pairing a 5in 720p display with a MediaTek 6582 processor. All three will support dual SIM cards and feature an 8-megapixel, rear-facing camera.

Lenovo has announced plans for a February launch in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and the Philippines.

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