Around these parts (especially around this MWC timeframe), we’re very used to seeing traditional smartphones launch, meaning the main point of the device is communication. But every so often, a device manufacturer decides to take a different approach in the creation of a phone, and what results usually turns into either a runaway success or a dead-on-arrival type scenario. The newest smartphone that finds itself in one of these situations is the Lenovo Vibe Shot, a device that its OEM touts as being for “those who want a phone that looks and feels like a camera.”
The company goes on to say the Vibe Shot represents “the best of both in one device,” stating that it’s a perfect blend of professional-grade camera prowess and a smartphone. Is it really, though? Let’s have a look.
The Vibe Shot comes with a 16MP camera including a 6-piece lens, optical image stabilization (OIS), a low-light BSI sensor, and software to allow for the creation of what we hope are stunning images. On the traditional hardware side, there’s a Full HD IPS display, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor, 32GB of storage (with microSD expansion capabilities), and Android 5.0, Lollipop. It’s also 7.3mm thin and 145g light.
Lenovo says the phone will be available in June in white, red, and grey, at a quite-affordable $349 price point.