The Lenovo Vibe Shot is a super-slim portable camera that doubles up as a smartphone

It’s surely value for money when you’ve got a portable camera and smartphone rolled into one device

With MWC 2015 still on, it only means one thing – the influx of new devices is still not over. There was much hype over HTC’s One (M9), the new Samsung Galaxy S6, and even Microsoft’s Lumia 640 and 640XL.

If those mobile devices caught your eye, then so will Lenovo’s latest gizmo – the Vibe Shot. As its name itself suggests, the smartphone is more than just your usual call-making phone. You can also use it as a portable camera because it blends a camera experience with a smartphone frame.

If you’ve read this far, it probably means you’re itching to know more specifics. The Lenovo Vibe Shot comes fitted with a 16MP back snapper with a six-piece modular lens and a tri-color LED flash.

Keeping up to the focus on the camera, the sensor also features optical image stabilisation and low-light back illumination. It’s also equipped with an infrared focus feature that enables a faster focus. And for faster photo taking, there’s also a physical shutter button on the right side of the device. 

Dual-function

As a smartphone, it is powered by a Snapdragon 615 chipset with a 64-bit quad-core CPU and 3GB of RAM. You’ll be able to find 32GB of storage onboard the device, although that can be further expanded using a microSD.

The only setback is a non-removable 2900mAh Li-Po battery – we were expecting one that would let it run longer considering that one of the main purposes of this smartphone is photo taking.

All these features are housed within a 5in unit, with a 1080p display and Gorilla Glass on both the front and back for protection. It will most likely land on our shores after June, with a price of US$349 (S$476) tagged to it.

[Source and images: GSM Arena

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