Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) yesterday launched two of its latest smartphones – VIBE S1 and VIBE P1 – for consumers who are looking for that unique festive gift. Built for the most demanding of consumers, the VIBE S1 features the world’s first dual front cameras and tools to take creative selfies to the next level, while the VIBE P1 boasts outstanding battery life to give on-the-go consumers peace of mind with its manual power saver switch.
“Our latest additions to the VIBE Series, the S1 and P1 embody the spirit of Lenovo’s constant pursuance for excellence, and cements our position as a global technology leader not just in PCs, but smartphones as well. We’ve crafted these phones for the most discerning of consumers and their always-on lifestyles, striking the perfect balance between productivity and play. The VIBE S1 is built to capture selfies that stand out within ones social media circle, while the VIBE P1’s smart power saving and massive battery capacity will allow users do more for less,” said Sridhar Ramaswamy, Director of Marketing, Asia Pacific Mobile Business Group, Lenovo.
Festive selfies just got better with the VIBE S1
Great for snapping Christmas feasts and festive selfies, the VIBE S1 features the world’s first dual selfie cameras with an 8MP primary front camera that takes the sharpest photos, and a 2MP secondary front camera that analyzes depth of field information to replicate human binocular vision. Additionally, its 13MP rear camera boasts phase-detection autofocus that dramatically increases focusing speed, and a dual-color flash to optimize color tones based on ambient lighting.
With various options to modify selfies from a number of built-in photo editing tools, consumers can easily enhance their photo’s festive flair. ‘Blur’ allows refocusing anywhere on the selfie (up to 3 focal plains) and a ‘bokeh’ effect gets rid of pesky photo bombers. Truly unique to the VIBE S1 is its ‘Cut Out’ functionality that crops users out of a selfie and place them into any other image (from a wide selection preloaded on the VIBE S1 or downloaded from the internet), including photos taken with the rear camera of the VIBE S1 smartphone. A white Christmas amidst the snowy wonderlands of Montreal or Prague can now be achieved in an instant.
Night or lowlight selfies are now possible with the VIBE S1’s front camera BSI sensor that improves the clarity and quality of after-dark selfies. And for the true selfie expert, the experience can never be complete without the VIBE Xtension™ plug-in selfie flash that helps to achieve a natural color tonality in photographs taken in low-light conditions.
Topping the cake is a 64-bit MediaTek Octa-Core processor and 3GB of RAM that lets the VIBE S1 breeze through any task. Selfie lovers will never have to worry about space with 160GB of storage (with up to 128GB of microSD external storage support), that easily accommodates up to 40,000 photographs. The smartphone comes preloaded with Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system and a vivid 5.0” Full HD display.
Longer lasting festivities with the VIBE P1
The VIBE P1 is a powerful companion for the most mobile of consumers, with features catered for go-getters and tools to keep the device secure. With an astounding 5000mAh battery, users can be certain of a smartphone that will last them through days (up to 81 hours of usage) and with the ability to charge other phones in need of a battery boost anytime – perfect for long Christmas gatherings. Further to its physical power saver switch that instantly extends battery life and OTG (On-The-Go) Charging feature, the VIBE P1 comes equipped with a 24W quick charge function that rapidly charges the smartphone’s battery, leaving users battery-hungry no more.
The VIBE P1 also offers an unexpected entertainment experience with its unrivalled audio quality. Smart PA technology boosts audio output with a sealed sound chamber for improved resonance and better bass for all sorts of multimedia needs. It comes with a 13MP rear camera with fast-focus PDAF technology and a 5MP selfie camera with multiple shooting modes and beautification features.
The slender phone sports a premium metal-and-glass design that is further accentuated by its curved rear metallic cover for improved ergonomics. Butter fingers will worry no more with the P1’s screen made of Gorilla Glass 3, a thinner and lighter iteration of Corning’s scratch- and crack-resistant protective glass.
And from headsets, to cameras or even TVs, the VIBE P1 can be paired with an extensive range of smart devices with NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology. Photos and videos are safe from prying hands with the VIBE P1’s embedded fingerprint scanner on the home button, that supports black screen unlock and brings about greater convenience and security that keeps both user and device privacy safer than ever.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo VIBE S1 is currently available in local stores in Blue and White, starting at SGD 429.
The Lenovo VIBE P1 will be available in December 2015 at local stores in Silver, starting at SGD 399. The Gold version is expected to arrive in 2016.