The Lenovo Vibe Shot is 16MP triple-tone flash camera posing as a full metal smartphone

The Lenovo Vibe Shot is 16MP triple-tone flash camera posing as a full metal smartphone
Lenovo loves turning its mobile artillery into multimedia powerhouses. You may remember its wholesome tablet with QHD resolution display and a built-in Pico projector, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, or the Yoga Tablet 2 and its unique superpower of accepting touch-screen input from a fork. These were announced around CES 2015 last month, and in the meantime, Lenovo is continuing the trend with the new Vibe Shot. This smartphone has the rugged good looks of the company's Vibe Z handsets - polished aluminium and colorful frames - and its secret power is a 16MP camera with a BSI sensor, a triple-tone LED flash, and optical image stabilization. 

In other words, the Vibe Shot is Lenovo's idea of a cameraphone that delivers quality mobile photography without overblown megapixel counts or huge camera assemblies sticking from its back. Calling it a flagship would be a bit of a stretch, though, because the Vibe Shot's innards are... well, they are one level below "2015 top-shelf". Reportedly, we're talking a 5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable internal storage, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. A Snapdragon 810, 4GB RAM, QHD beast the Vibe Shot isn't, but it's still a top of the line device.

Unfortunately, we don't know when Lenovo will bring this polished aluminium bandit to the masses. MWC 2015 is a good suggestion, but we have no evidence the Vibe Shot will be present at the big event.


source: MXPhone.net via Android Headlines

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16 Comments

1. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Better soc would have been nice.

2. RajRicardo

Posts: 496; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Frame Looks more like the MI4. Better than the Z3 IMO.

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

imo the frame looks a lot more like the iPhone 5/5S, and the back looks like a Cybershot in smartphone form

9. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Well they used back what Sony have abandoned on their latest flagship ~

3. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

Lenovo has come up with some good looking phones recently

11. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

They really have. Ever since the K900, their mid range and flagships have been gorgeous. Too bad they won't come to the US. Might have to pick this one up anyway.

4. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Looks like my Sony TX-66 with 1/2.3 inch sensor size. Let´s see low light samples.

5. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

I can never understand Lenovo's insistence on dual portrait side firing speakers' placement. What's the batt size though?

7. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Nice but should have had a speaker each end of the phone

8. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

This could be nice. There are so many smartphones that I feel like could do so well overhere, but they keep the market for them overseas.

10. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

That thing is beautiful.

12. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Is that USB C?

13. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

very very attractive devices

14. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I can see that lenovo is getting aggressive in designing their phones. Keep it up lenovo, we love anything that benefitting and provide more options to the customers

15. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Looks great but still a Chinaphone plague with heating and useless battery discharging.

16. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Design screams Sony. Wow.

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