Lenovo gives smartphone/camera hybrids a shot with the Vibe Shot

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Lenovo Vibe Shot-2It’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.

Lenovo Vibe Shot

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]

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