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Lenovo VIBE S1, a Dual Selfie camera smartphone launched in Malaysia

The Lenovo VIBE S1 is now launched in Malaysia, the company’s first dual selfie camera smartphone.

Lenovo-Vibe-S1

The Lenovo VIBE S1 is unique because of its dual selfie cameras – the 8MP primary front camera takes the “sharpest photos” and a 2MP secondary front camera analyzes depth of field information to replicate human binocular vision. These two cameras work in tandem to unleash a myriad of new possibilities that can give selfies a creative twist, Lenovo said.

After taking a selfie with both cameras, there are various options to modify the selfie by selecting from a number of built-in photo editing tools. ‘Blur’ allows refocusing anywhere on the seflie (up to 3 focal plains) or adding a ‘bokeh’ effect to the background to stylize a selfie or simply to get rid of a photo bomber. With ‘Cut Out’, people can be cropped out of a selfie and then placed on any other image (from a wide selection preloaded on the VIBE S1 or downloaded from the internet), and even on a photo taken with the rear camera of the Lenovo VIBE S1 smartphone. No matter where the selfie is taken, the person in it can be cut out and placed in front of the Eifel Tower or the Taj Mahal for instance.

Night or lowlight selfies are also possible with the VIBE S1’s front camera BSI sensor that improves the clarity and quality of after-dark selfies.

Key features of the Lenovo VIBE S1:

  • Display: 5.0 inches screen, IPS LCD capacitive screen, 1080 x 1920 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53, Mediatek MT6752, Mali-T760MP2 GPU
  • Camera: Primary- 13MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Selfie/Front- 8MP+2MP
  • Memory: 32 GB storage, microSD up to 128 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Connectivity: LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps, Quad band 3G, Dual band Wifi, microUSD, GPS/AGPS
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2420 mAh
  • Dimension: 143.3 x 70.8 x 7.8 mm, 132g
  • Dual nano-SIM

As for the Lenovo VIBE S1’s rear camera, it is a 13MP with phase-detection autofocus that dramatically increases focusing speed. Plus, a dual-color flash optimizes color tones based on ambient lighting.

Lenovo VIBE S1, price at RM1299, is available in two color options: Pearl White and Midnight Blue, via authorised retail stores in Malaysia.

[Download PDF]– Lenovo VIBE S1 Specifications

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