Called the Vibe C2 Power, the phone certainly lives up to its name by including a beefy 3,500mAh battery, a considerable increase from the original Vibe C2’s 2,750mAh power pack. Furthermore, the Vibe C2 Power includes 2GB RAM, which should make multitasking a more enjoyable experience than on the original, which features 1GB RAM.
Other than that, the Vibe C2 Power and the Vibe C2 are practically identical. As a refresher, the Vibe C2 features a 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 resolution IPS display, with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter up front and an 8MP main camera around back. Under the hood, a 1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P chipset powers the phone, though it comes with a meager 8GB of built-in storage out of the box. Thankfully, you can add up to an additional 32GB through the Micro SD card slot.
Featuring a dual-SIM card slot, the Vibe C2 runs Vibe UI, Lenovo’s custom flavor of Android 6.0 Marshmallow that eschews the traditional app drawer and puts the apps on your home screens. It is unknown whether the phone will receive the upcoming Android Nougat update, though given its budget status, we will not be surprised if the answer is no.
The most important thing about the Vibe C2, however, is that it served as the basis for this year’s Moto E, due out in the U.K. in September, which is why the former might seem like déjà vu at this point. This gets us thinking about whether there will be a slightly beefier version of the Moto E, seeing how the Vibe C2 Power was announced, and given that last year’s version came in two flavors.
That is pure speculation at this point, however, as is the Vibe C2 Power’s price tag. We do not expect it to stray too far from the Vibe C2’s price, which sits at around $167. As with the original, the Vibe C2 Power was announced for Russia, though it might make its way to other regions.
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