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Lenovo Vibe S1 with World’s First Dual Front Facing Cameras Announced



The Lenovo Vibe S1, which is expected to launch at MWC 2015 has been postponed with no reason mentioned. Now the device is finally unveiled at the IFA 2015. The Vibe S1 is highly recommended for Selfies lovers because of its dual Selfies cameras, this is the world’s first smartphone with dual front cameras.

The Vibe S1 will be featuring a dual front camera setup which includes 8MP sensor and a 2MP sensor. With the dual camera setup, you can get DSLR-like ‘Depth of Feild’ effet. The Honor 6 Plus sports a dual 8MP sensors while the Xolo Black came with 13MP + 2MP sensors. We also expect the Vibe S1 to feature both the front camera with 8MP sensors, but it is not confirmed.

We have seen major improvements when coming to the front camera on smartphones. Sony is the first major manufacturer to launch a device with front facing LED flash, and now Samsung Galaxy J series of smartphones has the same feature, the recently launched Galaxy J5 and J7 sports an LED flash on the front. There are smartphones with 13MP front camera like Zenfone Selfie.

Lenovo Vibe S1 (4)

“Selfies are now the most popular type of photos snapped on a smartphone, with over a million selfies taken a day and 48% of that are shared on Facebook alone,” said Jerry Hsiao, Vice President of Lenovo. He also added “People expect more from their smartphones today. Capturing precious moments alone or with friends and family is not enough anymore. They want their selfies to stand out in their social media circles. We carefully listened to the consumers’ desires and designed the VIBE S1 based on those insights.”

Coming to the other specifications, the device sports a 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz. There will be 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be further expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. The glossy curved rear panel is protected with the latest Gorilla Glass

It features a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a dual 8MP + 2MP cameras on the front as earlier mentioned. The device has a battery of 2,420mAh capacity that lasts up to 11 days on standby.. It is a dual SIM dual standby supported device with connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0. The company added a tool called ‘Cut Out,’ that lets you crop a person from one image and add it another image.

Lenovo Vibe S1 sample

The device has a polycarbonate body with a metal alloy chassis around the device. We can see the volume rocker and power button placed on the right while on the left it includes SIM tray. The dual front cameras can be easily spotted on the top right above the display.

It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop based Vibe UI. The device measures 143.3 x 70.8 x 7.8 mm and weighs 132 grams. It will be available in two colors – Pearl White and Midnight Blue. The Vibe S1 is priced at $299 and will be available starting from November.




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