News by Luke Jones on Monday March 02, 2015.
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Lenovo has had its say at the Mobile World Conference today as the Chinese company rolled out a couple of new products. Probably the most interesting of those is the Lenovo Vibe Shot, a handset that is the latest to blur the lines between smartphone and point and shoot camera. Taking one look at the Vibe Shot should tell you all you need to know, it is as much camera as smartphone, certainly in terms of aesthetic.That's not a bad thing in this instance as the latest device in Lenovo's Vibe brand is a pleasing looking smartphone, while it has some solid high mid-range specs too. The device features a 5-inch 1080p screen, a 64-bit Qualcomm built Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a micro SD card slot, 2900 mAh battery, and dual SIM capabilities. That is a decent spec sheet for sure, but the camera technology is what defines the Lenovo Vibe Shot, or at least that's what the company wants. A 16 megapixel camera with a 16:9 format sits on the back, a lens that is suspended for optimized stabilizations, while it also features the first ever tri-color LED flash for better color reproduction. This is some truly exciting camera tech, and I hope it performs as well in the real world as the hype suggests. Just for good measure, Lenovo has pasted a blockbusting 8 megapixel shooter on the front, perfect for the selfie enthused. An interesting package that blends good looks with solid specs and then throws in a market challenging camera on top. The Lenovo Vibe Shot is one to look out for when it arrives in June, especially as it has a price of $349.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.