It’s a handsome albeit quirky-looking smartphone. No, it’s a point-and-shoot digital camera. No, it’s a professional smart cam. A top-shelf cameraphone? A freakish crossover device of sorts? Actually, it’s all that, and more.
It’s Lenovo’s Vibe Shot, targeted at shutterbugs seeking the best of both worlds, as well as a standout “accessory”. Now, the Vibe Shot is capable of a lot of things, in phone and camera modes, but first and foremost, it looks unique and will definitely boost your cool factor. Its one-of-a-kind style is hard to describe. At the end of the day, what we like most about it is that nothing protrudes.
The 16 megapixel rear-facing snapper, while endowed with all types of photo-enhancing technology, is as subtle as a “normal” handheld’s camera. The full-frame 16:9 low-light sensor, tricolor LED flash, six-piece modular lens and optical image stabilization system join forces to give the Vibe Shot PureView-rivaling potency, yet none of the add-ons increase bulk or make the Vibe Shot seem (too) weird.
The smartphone part of the hybrid is slightly less unique and impressive, but given the price tag, it’s a Godsend. You get pre-loaded Android 5.0 Lollipop, a beautiful Full HD 5-inch IPS LCD screen, fast and furious octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 3, yes, 3 GB RAM, and 2,900 mAh battery. Oh, oh, oh, and back to photo prowess, let’s mention an 8 MP front-facing cam is also offered for self-portrait purposes.
All for just $350 outright. Too bad Lenovo still needs time to ramp up production. June is ergo the current vague ETA.
Via [Lenovo Newsroom]