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Lenovo has recently become the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and for good reason. Just recently the company released multiple phones at CES 2015 and put out some awesome kickstand-equipped tablets. Now at MWC 2015, Lenovo is announcing two new smartphones, the camera-centric VIBE Shot and the A7000.

The Lenovo VIBE Shot is the smartphone to get if you don’t want to carry around a smartphone and a camera. It comes equipped with a 16MP camera with a 6-piece lens, optical image stabilization, a 16:9 lowlight BSI sensor and much more. Oh, and it also comes with a 5-inch Full HD display and also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The Lenovo A7000 is the first smartphone to feature Dolby’s ATMOS audio technology, which is said to give users a richer audio sound when using headphones. It has a large 5.5-inch display, has a 64-bit processor and is running Android 5.0 Lollipop. This device’s main selling point isn’t the spec sheet, though. It’s the off-contract price point.

Lenovo VIBE Shot

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The Lenovo VIBE Shot aims to combine the best features of your smartphone and camera. Starting with the camera, it has a 16MP rear-facing shooter with a six-piece modular lens. The camera’s full-frame 16:9 low-light sensor coupled with the tricolor flash should allow for some great low-light shots. It also has important features like OIS, a hardware shutter button and infrared focus that’s actually twice as fast as a shooter with normal autofocus technology. The VIBE Shot comes with a 5-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 32GB of on-board storage and MicroSD support for up to 128GB. The phone runs Lollipop and will be available in your choice of either White, Red or Grey.

Lenovo VIBE Shot specifications and features

  • 5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920×1080 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.7GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, Adreno 405 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage, MicroSD expansion up to 128GB
  • 142 x 70.4 x 7.3mm, 145g
  • 16MP auto-focus rear-facing camera with tricolor flash, OIS, pro shooting mode, 16:9 BSI sensor
  • 8MP fixed-focus front-facing camera
  • Non-removable 2900mAh Li-polymer battery
  • Dual Nano SIM card slots
  • 4G LTE compatible
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Available in White, Red or Grey

Pricing and availability

The VIBE Shot will be available for $349 unlocked beginning in June 2015.


Lenovo A7000

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The Lenovo A7000 is a budget-friendly smartphone that aims to offer a great audio experience to its users. Its 5.5-inch display coupled with the 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 processor should work well for viewing all types of media. But the real star of the show here is the Dolby ATMOS audio technology. Now, since this is the first device with the technology built-in, we can’t vouch for it quite yet. But Lenovo says it will clarify “sounds of people, places, things, and music become more vivid and move from all directions, including overhead, with astonishing clarity, richness and depth.” This is already a decent mid-range phone, but when it comes to the price, this device may be worth looking into if you’re in the market for a large-screened smartphone. The device will be available next month for only $169 unlocked.

Lenovo A7000 specifications and features

  • 5.5-inch IPS display with 1280×720 resolution
  • 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6752m True8Core processor, ARM Mali760 MP2 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage, MicroSD expansion up to 32GB
  • 152.6 x 76.2 x 7.9mm, 140g
  • Dolby ATMOS audio technology
  • 8MP auto-focus rear-facing camera
  • 5MP fixed-focus front-facing camera
  • Removable 2900mAh Li-polymer battery
  • Dual Micro SIM card slots
  • 4G LTE compatible
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with Lenovo VIBE UI
  • Available in Onyx Black and Pearl White

Pricing and availability

The A7000 will be available beginning in March 2015 for $169 unlocked.

We had hands-on time with these two new devices from Lenovo and our impressions videos are coming soon. Stay tuned for this and other cool stuff from MWC 2015!

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