Lenovo is definitely one of the Chinese market leaders as far as the smartphone sales concerned. The company produces a a vast amount of different devices. Yet, Lenovo does not come to your mind if you are looking for the camera-centric device. However, the manufacturer wants to change that as their camera smartphone Vibe Shot goes on sale in China.
As the name of the device clearly implies, it is all about the camera. If you look at the specs sheet, it really sounds promising. First, the Vibe Shot carries a 16MP 16:9 Sony Sensor, which has OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) to reduce the shakiness and help the low-light shots. Also there is a AF assist and infrared for faster focus speeds. This combination sounds really powerful and Lenovo asserts that it can achieve the fastest camera focusing time on smartphones of just 0.157 seconds!
What is more, the device is the first in the world to carry a 3 tone flash to help you produce natural looking images at night using flash. Moreover, the device has a physical shutter button to help take the shots and focus. Also, there is a Pro mode physical switch, which enables to tweak all the possible setting you can imagine on the smartphone.
The device will come in white, red and black colours. As far as design goes, we have a quality piece of hardware. It starts with a metal frame along with metal buttons around the device and continues with the double sided Gorilla Glass 3 construction. This is nothing extra ordinary, but the device definitely looks attractive and borrows some design inspiration from the point-and-shoot cameras. Lenovo brags that they are the first to produce red aluminium frame on the smartphone.
As far as specs go, the Lenovo Vibe Shot is no slouch either. It comes with a 5 inch 1080p display, which has a 100% NTSC color gamut. Also, there is a Snapdragon 615 64-bit chip along with 3GB of RAM. Also, the device carries 32 GB of expandable storage (up to 128GB via Micro SD card slot) and has dual SIM card slots with the 4G support. In addition to this, the device comes with the VIBE UI 2.5, which is based on Android 5.0 Lolipop out of the box. The juicy 3000mAh battery pack is running all these goodies.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot goes reserved for the price of just 1799 Yuan in China and will be on sale on May 22nd. However, there is no word on international pricing or availability yet. Still, we hope that international resellers will pick it up quickly and we will be able to provide you with a review as soon as possible.
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