Gorgeous, affordable Lenovo Vibe Shot outed with 16MP OIS cam and tricolor flash
Lenovo just turned up to be the best kept secret at the MWC expo, outing an amazingly stylish, highly affordable, and, from the looks of it, truly capable camera-centric Android phone - the Vibe Shot - which we told you about not long ago.
If a 16 MP BSI sensor with optical image stabilization, tricolor LED flash, and six-element lens with sapphire coating doesn't make a camera-oriented handset, we don't know what does, but the kicker is that Lenovo managed to stuff all that jazz in a premium 7.3mm thin chassis that is built of aluminum, with Gorilla Glass 3 front and rear surface.
Kudos to Lenovo for pulling the style off, but that's not all -the Vibe Shot is equipped with a fine 5" 1080p display that offers 400+ ppi density, a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 chipset that is just a step below Qualcomm's finest, 3 GB of RAM, and the generous 32 GB of storage to save all the media you are going to create with the phone, plus a microSD slot if you need more space. In addition, the phone is a dual SIM device, offering two nano SIM slots, and LTE connectivity, making it perfect for your next vacation abroad, and not only for the camera-centric features. The 2900 mAh battery pack is of the lithium-polymer variety, so it should last you quite a while, too, and is probably the biggest juicer Lenovo could stuff in this slim chassis.
When it comes to said camera-centric features, Lenovo takes no prisoners, as it offers a 16 MP sensor with 16:9 format and enhanced low-light abilities, plus a generous 8 MP selfie-taker at the front. The main camera module is suspended for physical image stabilization, constantly correcting your hand tremor into a steady footage or blur-free photos. The world's first tricolor LED flash makes photo luminosity adjust automatically based on the ambient light conditions, and the light comes through modular six-element lens with blur filter and sapphire coating for added protection. Last but not least in that camera hardware ensemble is the infrared focusing, which Lenovo says is twice as fast as the normal AF system, and the speed of shooting is additionally aided by a physical shutter key on the side.
How much? Well, we are glad you asked, as the Lenovo Vibe Shot will be sold in all countries where the company has presence starting in June, and the MSRP price is just $349 without any carrier subsidies. Awesome pricing indeed, and the Vibe Shot comes in a selection of three great colors to boot - grey, white, and our personal red or dead favorite.