Last month, there were rumors about Lenovo working on a smartphone with dual front-facing cameras. The first ever phone with dual-selfie camera set-up just got official. At Lenovo's event at the ongoing IFA 2015 trade show, the company has announced the Vibe S1 smartphone.
The Vibe S1 is designed to target those consumers who give preference to the camera of a phone. It features two front-facing cameras, including an 8-megapixel primary selfie camera and a 2-megapixel additional selfie camera, to work in tandem. The company claims that the 8-megapixel primary front camera takes the sharpest photos, while the 2-megapixel secondary front camera is essentially there to analyze depth of field, which would allow users to change the focus point on a photo after clicking it.
The company has added various photo editing tools and features to modify the selfie, for instance the ‘Blur' feature lets users refocusing anywhere on the seflie (up to 3 focal plains), and the ‘cut-out' option allows one to crop out someone from a photo to place them in another photo. A user can also add effects to the background of a selfie or remove an object or person from the background. The front camera comes with BSI sensor for low-light photography.
The phone also flaunts a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a dual-color flash.
As for the design of the phone, the Lenovo Vibe S1 dons a curved-glass back that, as per the company, is made of the latest Gorilla Glass. The sides of the phone get thin rounded metal frame, to comfortably fit in the user's hand. The phone measures in at 7.8mm thin, and weighs in at 132g.
The Lenovo Vibe S1 flaunts a 5-inch full HD display with 1080p resolution. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek octa-core processor married with 3GB of RAM, to manage smooth processing. Speaking of storage space, the phone has 32GB of internal storage with up to 128GB of microSD external storage support.
The Vibe S1 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system out-of-the-box, with additional software features like SHAREit app which comes preloaded.
Connectivity options in the phone include 4G LTE capabilities and other standard features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS/AGPS.
The VIBE S1 has been launched in two color options, including Pearl White and Midnight Blue, and will be available starting in November in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold. The price of the phone will start $299, which translates to approximately Rs. 19,810.
Lenovo P1 And P1m
Lenovo also launched two new powerful VIBE smartphone models: the Vibe P1 and P1m.
Both smartphones are packed with massive battery, the Vibe P1 comes with 5000mAh battery and the P1m is packed with 4000mAh battery with a quick charge function.
The Vibe P1 will be available starting early October and Vibe P1m in mid-September in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold. Pricing starts at $279 for VIBE P1 and $159 for Vibe P1m.