Lenovo has introduced three new devices at Mobile World Congress. The most intriguing of the mix is the Lenovo Vibe Shot, a new smartphone that focuses on the camera and has a design reminiscent of high-end point-and-shoots. The star of the show on the Vibe Shot is the 16-megapixel rear camera that’s paired with optical image stabilization, infrared autofocus and a tricolor flash for natural-looking light in any situation.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot also features a physical 2-step camera button for autofocusing before taking shots and a toggle switch between Smart and Pro camera modes. Smart Mode sets most things to auto, allowing you to quickly and easily snap good shots. Pro mode opens up a full range of manual camera options including ISO, shutter speed and white balance.
In terms of regular specs, the Vibe Shot packs a 5-inch 1080p IPS display, 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 2900mAh battery, dual nano-SIM support, 4G LTE and Android 5.0 Lollipop. By all accounts, the phone is well-specced and should prove to be a good option for those looking for a solid Android camera phone.
Lenovo also introduced the budget Lenovo A7000. The A7000 sports a 5.5-inch 720p display, 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 2900mAh battery, dual micro-SIM support, 4G LTE and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Lenovo is also pitching the phone as containing Dolby Atmos technology for improved sound quality.
The final product that Lenovo announced is the Lenovo Pocket Projector. The Pocket Projector is exactly what it sounds like, a small projector that can connect to a smartphone and stream content via Miracast or DLNA. The device can project an image of up to 110-inches and features a battery life of two and a half hours, offering enough time for the average movie. And in case you don’t have your smartphone, you can simply pop in a microSD card and project content directly from that.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot and A7000 will both be available in countries where Lenovo currently sells smartphones, which excludes the U.S. The Vibe Shot will be priced at $349 USD and be available in June and the cheaper A7000 will come in at $169 USD with availability coming in March. The Lenovo Pocket Projector will be available worldwide for $249 USD, with a release scheduled for May.