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IFA 2015 | Lenovo unveils Vibe S1 dual selfie camera smartphone

Lenovo Vibe S1 Android smartphone with dual selfie camera
Lenovo Vibe S1
This 5-inch flagship has two front cameras that allow advanced image effects, including bokeh and changing focus, as well as cropping out image elements.

Lenovo Vibe S1 is not one of those selfie-centric handsets with a 13 MP front camera, but one that uses a dual camera setup inspired by Google's Project Tango. This smartphone has pretty powerful specs, but the 8 MP BSI + 2 MP cameras duo is its main highlight. While the BSI camera takes the shots, the smaller sensor gathers depth information, thus allowing for high-quality image effects.

These are the specs and features of the Lenovo Vibe S1:

  • Processor: 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6752, 64-bit octa-core
  • Memory/Storage: 3 GB RAM; 32 GB internal storage and microSD up to 128 GB
  • Display: 5-inch IPS multitouch with 1,920X1,080 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Operating system: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Cameras: 8 MP BSI and 2 MP front, 13 MP BSI with Phase Detection AF, dual-color flash on the back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.29 pounds; 5.65X2.78X0.3 inches
  • Battery: 2,500 mAh, non-removable

This handset also features dual SIM support and Lenovo promises up to 11 hours in standby mode, although they did not mention any other autonomy figures yet. Vibe S1 will hit the market in November starting at $299 USD, but the price may vary depending on country and carrier, as usual.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-09- 3 (Update: 2015-09- 3)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.