After announcing the new tablets at MWC 2015, Lenovo has announced three new products under its flagship smartphone, the Lenovo Vibe Shot and Lenovo A7000 smartphones, and a touted “smartphone crossover device” called the Lenovo Pocket Projector.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot will be available starting in June at $349 (approximately Rs. 21,600) and the Lenovo A7000 smartphone will be available in March starting at $169 (approximately Rs. 10,400). The Lenovo Pocket Projector will be available worldwide starting at $249 (approximately Rs. 15,400) from May.
“Our latest Lenovo smartphones demonstrate the tremendous opportunity for innovation both within the devices themselves and with the accessories that provide important functionality for our users,” said Shao Tao, Vice President, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo. “Our first camera smartphone, the Vibe Shot, delivers a highly natural and intuitive photography experience without compromising on key smartphone performance, while our A7000 further elevates entertainment as the first smartphone with Dolby Atmos audio technology.”
Looking at the specification,The dual-SIM (nano-SIM) Lenovo Vibe Shot runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. Lenovo is highlighting the Vibe Shot’s 16-megapixel with infrared autofocus rear camera with tri-colour LED flash which according to company also features a six-piece modular lens. The camera has a full-frame 16:9 low-light sensor for shooting images in low lighting as well as dark interiors or at night.
Lenovo vibe shot is powered by an octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC clocked at 1.7GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM. Inbuilt storage on the handset is 32GB, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB). Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB. The handset is backed by a 2900mAh battery. It measures 142.0×70.0x7.3mm and weighs 145 grams.
on the other hand, Lenovo A7000 is a successor to company’s popular 4G/ LTE budget offering – the A6000 – and features substantially upgraded specification. Just like the A6000, the A7000 supports dual-SIM (Micro-SIM), but along with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Vibe UI out-of-the-box. Upfront, it features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz (MediaTek MT6572M) processor with 2GB of RAM.
he A7000 sports an 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. Internal storage on the handset is 8GB, which is expandable via microSD card (unknown capacity). Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G/ LTE (FDD Band 1, 3, 7, 20; TDD Band 40), Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB, just the predecessor. Smartphone is backed by a 2900mAh battery, measures 152.6×76.2×7.99mm and weighs 140 grams.
Company also announced its new product the Lenovo Pocket Projector. Company also claims that it is the first portable standalone projector that is compatible with any Miracast or DLNA-enabled Android, Windows 8.1 or iOS device.
The Lenovo Pocket Projector comes with a 50-lumens high-contrast display that according to company can be projected at up to 110-inches on screen/ wall/ roof. It includes a 90-degree hinge, up to 2.5 hours of battery life, and a microSD card (up to 32GB) expandability option.
“Simply snap on the projector to a compatible Android device, and it immediately supersizes movies, photos or even business presentations by projecting them up to 110-in on any wall or surface in low-light conditions. With a 50-lumen high contrast optical engine, the projector displays colourful, vivid and bright images, and it automatically corrects for distortion while allowing users to rotate up to 90 degrees for the best views. This portable projector casts powerful sound, too, with its dual speakers,” says Lenovo.