Lenovo had a number of announcements to make at Mobile World Congress, the most interesting being the Vibe Shot on March 2, 2015. This little phone looks a lot like a point and shoot camera, reminiscent of something from Sony, and I love it. The sharp edges as well as the camera in the top left corner of the backside add a certain style to the 7.3mm thick phone.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot is sporting a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera as well as an 8 megapixel front-facing camera for all of you selfie lovers. The rear-facing camera also has optical image stabilization, a tri-color flash as well as infrared focus to help you focus on your subject quicker than before.
Lenovo has also been smart and included a physical button for the shutter as well as using the volume rocker for zoom control. There’s yet another switch that changes between “Smart” and “Pro” mode.
“Smart” mode is basically your standard auto mode but it guides you into framing up the image correctly, letting you know whether it’ll be “good” or “perfect”. It also has intelligent object-recognition that will adjust presets based on what you’re shooting.
The pro mode of course gives you more control over the camera settings such as ISO and the like.
It will of course ship with Android Lollipop 5.0, powered by a Snapdragon 615 processor and 3gb of RAM. It has 32GB of storage with a micro SD slot up to 128GB and it has a nice healthy 1080p screen of 5.0 inches protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Here comes the bad news: It looks like this won’t be available in the US but we can dream and pester Lenovo to bring it here. It’ll be released in June with red, white or gray color options for the partially steep price of $349.
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