Lenovo has launched the Vibe Shot smartphone which is more of a camera than a smartphone, but having Android OS, this looks something agains the likes of Asus ZenFone Zoom, Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, though here, you don’t see the lens coming out and it is a 16-megapixel camera on the back of the phone having several software enhancements for the captures, along with advanced hardware in the camera module.
The first 2-in-1 camera smartphone from Lenovo has a six-piece modular lens for the 16MP camera, with OIS and infrared auto focus system. There is also tricolor flash included, and the focusing using the infrared auto focus is said to be twice as fast as the normal smartphone camera focus.
There is a physical shutter button provided. The camera has a full-frame 16:9 low-light sensor for shooting images in dark interiors or at night. There is a good 8-megapixel front facing camera provided as well.
The camera app in the Lenovo Vibe Shot has a Smart preset settings and advanced Pro settings, which can be switched instantly, with the given toggle switch. The specs of the Lenovo Vibe Shot are a 5.0 inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, expandable to 128GB. This is a Dual SIM phone so you can use both simultaneously, and the Vibe Shot has 4G LTE connectivity.
Available in grey, red and white colors, the Lenovo Vibe Shot runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with company’s own Vibe UI. The VIBE Shot will be available starting in June in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold, starting at $349 USD.
“Our latest Lenovo smartphones demonstrate the tremendous opportunity for innovation both within the devices themselves and with the accessories that provide important functionality for our users,” said Shao Tao, vice president, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo. “Our first camera smartphone, the VIBE Shot, delivers a highly natural and intuitive photography experience without compromising on key smartphone performance, while our A7000 further elevates entertainment as the first smartphone with Dolby Atmos audio technology.”