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Gorgeous, affordable Lenovo Vibe Shot outed with 16MP OIS cam and tricolor flash

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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.

16 MP OIS Camera

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.

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posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:02 6

1. whatisinaname (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Feb 2015)

WOW! I'm sold!

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:06 5

2. Robbiec4 (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)

Ooh. A full frame sensor in a phone no thicker than 7.3mm. That's slimmer than a Sony a7! I'm sold too!

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:10

5. vincelongman (Posts: 5042; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

What? Full frame in a phone?
Surely that's a typo

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:30

10. mudnightoil (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)

The sensor is about 1/7th the size of full frame. He's spouting crap.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:36

11. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

It's not even 1/7th.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 03:15

17. Robbiec4 (Posts: 14; Member since: 23 Sep 2014)

It was initially reported as having a "16 MP full frame sensor with 16:9 format". Just having fun with that statement is all

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:07 3

3. NotAGeek (Posts: 279; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

This phone definitely crushed the M4 Aqua in terms of value

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:20

7. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)

how there pretty much the same

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 02:46

15. Suo.Eno (Posts: 524; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

Not when M2 has this >>>

which means it's safe to assume that M4 Aqua will too. Unless if you prefer Lenovo's VibeUI development...

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:09 1

4. Penny (Posts: 1667; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

I like it, but not an ideal spot for the camera. Good looks though, and I like some Lenovo products. Seems like they have their head in the game with hardware design nowadays.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:18

6. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)

Looks great.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:21

8. Af1rPA (Posts: 711; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)

Looks very promising. I will definately keep an eye out for the review.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:29

9. willy42 (Posts: 36; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)

Since GPS is one of the more important features for my needs, I would appreciate if PA could include info regarding what location system is used (GPS, A-GPS, GLonass, Beidou). Thanks!

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 01:47

12. willy42 (Posts: 36; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)

I'd swear I was just reading a story about two new Lenovo tablets and now the story is gone.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 02:00

13. Muayyad (Posts: 239; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

Lenovo really has an aggressive pricing. Hope others will follow.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 02:26 1

14. thedictator (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)

That is Some awesome quality design and Camera Technics....HTC, Sammy are you watching this??? LOL..

Great Looking, High class phone..Well Done LENOVO..

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 03:04 3

16. Cyberchum (Posts: 728; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

I don't know why it is that the lesser OEMs finds it easy to bring-out interesting designs while the established ones find it difficult and when they do, make unnecessary compromises.

posted on 02 Mar 2015, 04:12 3

18. JetMK (Posts: 91; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)

Must buy. Definitely something my father would want. I can possibly get him this as a gift if it's this affordable. As I've been looking for an amazing camera phone at a reasonable price and more recent specs. This seems to fit all I want. Thank you Lenovo, and premium design as well? Man, you guys need a bigger global presence!

posted on 04 Mar 2015, 22:44

19. joelhansen (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)

is this available in america?

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