Lenovo looks set to move strongly into the local smartphone market as they unveil their latest product, the Lenovo VIBE Shot, an Android-based smartphone that’s skewed towards the camera-loving crowd, boasting a variety of camera options that are set to get everyone’s inner shutterbug excited.
The VIBE Shot features a 5.0 inch Full HD LED display, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64bit quad-core processor, with 3GBs of RAM and 32GBs of storage space, which is expandable via microSD storage. Its aluminum chassis ensures that the device remains lightweight and easy to carry around, which is important especially when you’re going to have to whip the device out at a moment’s notice in order to capture a photo.
Purpose-built for photography, the VIBE Shot houses two powerful cameras on both the front and the back of the device, namely an 8MP wide-angle front-facing camera, which allows users to take selfies with friends and families, as well as a 16.0MP rear-facing camera, with powerful features such as built-in optical image stabilisation (OIS), infra-red auto-focusing system, as well as a tri-colour LED flash that ensures a more natural look when it comes to lighting up dark subjects.
As if to drive home Lenovo’s intent for the VIBE Shot as a photography tool, it also features a dedicated physical shutter button, which also doubles as an instant way for users to access the camera app, without having to fiddle with the screen.
The camera app is also different now, as Lenovo has designed it to cater to both newbie and enthusiast photographers alike, in the form of Auto and Pro modes. In Auto mode, the camera will use the Smart Composition function which incorporates automatic scene detection and an on-screen point and shoot guide.
The Pro mode meanwhile allows users to manually control functions such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, enabling them to take photos in whatever creative manner they want. One feature which is very useful for the front-facing camera is the panoramic selfie features, which captures three different selfies in panoramic mode, turning them into one ultra wide angle selfie photo, which could include way more people as well.
Available from today onwards, the Lenovo VIBE Shot comes in three colours, Carmine Red, Graphite Grey and Pearl White. For now, only Carmine Red and Graphite Grey models are available in stores nationwide and online for RM1,399.