Lenovo's low cost smartphone can do high quality selfies

Lenovo's cheap smartphone can do quality selfies

This time final yr, Lenovo unveiled the Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash attachment after which managed to keep away from launching a smartphone with entrance LED flash for the remainder of 2015. (Properly, should you exclude the Motorola bunch, that’s.) In the end, this yr the corporate’s again with an reasonably priced mannequin that not solely has an built-in entrance mild, nevertheless it additionally makes use of good elements to supply high quality selfies. Meet the Vibe S1 Lite, which is a $199 gadget that manages to supply a Sony-powered eight-megapixel entrance-dealing with digital camera with a 5-piece lens for “zero distortion,” in addition to a entrance LED flash. The primary digital camera is not dangerous, both, because it comes with Samsung’s thirteen-megapixel ISOCELL sensor with part detection auto focus plus a twin-tone flash.

Lenovo Vibe S1 Lite palms-on Gallery | eight Pictures

As you could have guessed from the identify, the Vibe S1 Lite is actually a barely dumbed down model of the sooner Vibe S1: Gone is the depth-sensing secondary digital camera on the entrance, and you will additionally should made do with a slower 1.3GHz octa-core processor from MediaTek (MT6753), 2GB of RAM as an alternative of 3GB, 16GB of inner storage as an alternative of 32GB, and microSD enlargement of as much as simply 32GB as an alternative of 128GB. However, although, the battery’s been bumped up from 2,420 mAh to 2,seven hundred mAh. The remaining stays unchanged: you continue to get a 5-inch 1080p IPS show, twin Nano SIM slots, and LTE radio. Software program-sensible you get Android 5.1, and the digital camera app nonetheless comes with “V” gesture recognition. It’s an Asian telephone, in any case.

Alas, that is yet one more telephone that will not make it to the US, however you are not lacking a lot, as our very personal Dana Wollman discovered this gadget to be a case of “you get what you pay for”: Regardless of the ergonomic curved again and metallic body, it did not really feel notably premium. However as all the time, you’ll be able to maintain an eye fixed out on the standard telephone importers when you fancy giving this $199 telephone a spin.

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