Lenovo today announced the launch of the 5.0” Lenovo VIBE S1, a unique smartphone with two front cameras and an attractive curved-glass back design. This latest addition to Lenovo’s VIBE family combines the ability to capture one of a kind selfies all within a smartphone with a stylish exterior.
Meet the all new Lenovo Vibe S1
Meet the all new Lenovo Vibe S1

“In this day and age, smartphone users are more inclined to taking selfies. It has become one of the most popular type of photos as large amounts of selfies are taken and shared on social media every day. With the advancements in technology, consumers demand more from smartphones. They want their selfies to be unique so they can stand out in social media. This is why Lenovo designed the VIBE S1,” said Dino Romano, Country Manager, Lenovo Smartphones, Philippines. 

Lenovo Vibe S1 Specifications
  • Processor: 64-bit MediaTek™ MT6752 1.7GHz Octa-Core 
  • Operating System: Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) 
  • Display/Resolution: 5.0-inch FHD (1920X1080) IPS 
  • Color: White Gold 
  • Memory: 3GB RAM 
  • Storage: 32GB internal storage, up to 128GB microSD 
  • Sound: 1x speaker, 3.5mm audio jack 
  • Connectivity: 4G (LTE), 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS 
  • Camera: 13MP phase-detection auto-focus rear camera with dual-color flash, BSI sensor; 8MP primary front camera with BSI sensor, 2MP secondary front camera 
  • Battery: Typical – 2500mAh | Minimum – 2420mAh; embedded 
  • Materials: Aluminum frame, front and rear Gorilla Glass 3 
  • Standby Time:
  • 2G: Up to 11 days
  • 3G: Up to 10 days
  • 4G: Up to 10 days 
  • Weight: 132g (4.65 ounces) 
  • Dimensions: 143.3*70.8*7.8 mm(5.65 x 2.78 x 0.3 in.) 
  • SIM Support: Dual Nano SIM

The Power of Two
The Lenovo VIBE S1 is truly unique because of its dual selfie cameras. The 8MP primary front camera takes the sharpest photos and the 2MP secondary front camera analyzes depth of field information to replicate human binocular vision. These two cameras work in tandem to unleash a myriad of new possibilities that can give selfies a creative twist.

After capturing that perfect selfie using the dual front camera, users are spoilt for choice with the various options to modify the picture from a number of built-in photo editing tools. Functions such as ‘Blur’ allows refocusing anywhere on the selfie for up to 3 focal planes, while adding a ‘bokeh’ effect to the background will enhance and stylize a selfie or get rid of a photo bomber.

With the ‘Cut Out’ feature, people can be cropped out of a selfie and then placed on any other image or background from a wide selection preloaded on the VIBE S1. Users may also download their desired backdrops from the Internet, such as the scenic Eifel Tower or the grand Taj Mahal, enabling users to take their photo subject across the globe and beyond.

Night or lowlight selfies are also possible, thanks to 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 allows up to 100 picture-perfect selfies on a single charge, achieving a more natural color tonality in the selfies taken in low-light conditions.

The VIBE S1’s 13MP rear camera allows users to capture life’s moments with crystal clarity. The rear camera boasts of face-detection autofocus that dramatically increases focusing speed along with a dual-color flash which optimizes color tones based on ambient lighting.  
 Lenovo Vibe S1
 Lenovo Vibe S1

Inspired by Style with an Eye on Performance
Apart from being the perfect selfie smartphone, the VIBE S1 is carefully crafted using a keen eye for detail. Users will enjoy the look and feel of this smartphone with a curved-glass rear panel made from the latest Gorilla Glass and the thin rounded metal frame that goes around the side. With its thin 7.8mm profile and weighing only 132g, it’s designed to snuggly fit in the palm of its user's hand.

Powered by a 64-bit MediaTek Octa-Core processor and 3GB of RAM, the VIBE S1 is capable of breezing through any task. With 160GB of storage and up to 128GB of microSD external storage support, the VIBE S1 can easily accommodate around 40,000 photographs. Picture perfect selfies and photos can be viewed on a vivid 5.0” Full HD display and users can easily share all their photos stored on the VIBE S1 with preloaded Lenovo’s star SHAREit app. On top of it all, the Lenovo VIBE S1 is capable of 4G LTE connectivity speeds and it also come preloaded with an Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system.

The Lenovo VIBE S1 will be locally available in two attractive color options: white and gold. 

Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo VIBE S1 will be available on the last week of November at all authorized Lenovo Mobile dealers for Php15,999, bundled with a free screen protector (worth Php299) and a free back cover (worth Php599).

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