The selfie fever shows no sign of stopping, and Filipinos have made taking selfies so popular that Makati City, Philippines has been dubbed the “Selfie Capital of the World” by TIME Magazine. For the locals who love to document their experiences and share it in real time on social media, The Lenovo VIBE S1 promises to capture selfies that will stand out from a sea of similarities. The world’s first smartphone with dual front-facing cameras for high quality, flawless selfies, VIBE S1 offers five easy ways to get the perfect selfie snap: three-second timer, tap anywhere, face detection, say “cheese”, blink or hold up the “V” hand sign. This lightweight, feature-packed, stylish new addition to the Lenovo VIBE Series offers a unique experience that will greatly impact the selfie world.
Three Features in One
Photographs record important and significant moments. The way photos are taken speaks directly to the emotions of people looking at them. When one takes a selfie, he is sharing a part of his personality, what he does, thinks, or even where he is, to his viewers.
With the never-before picture adjustment features of the VIBE S1 which veers away from the usual editing functions of other smartphones, it has become infinitely more convenient and creative to make enhancements and edits to selfies, resulting in more beautiful, unique photos that can capture anyone’s attention. For instance, when one wants to be in Paris in the morning, then USA in the afternoon, the VIBE S1’s Background Swap feature allows users to crop people in the shot and place them in another background, enabling them to switch from one background to another.
Gone are the days of “This photo’s good for a profile picture, too bad there’s a photo bomber” as the Background Blur feature solves the problem of unwanted photobombers or unnecessary distractions in an almost-perfect picture. The feature blurs the background of a photo and places the preferred focus with just one touch.
There’s also a hassle-free way to document fun moments shared with friends during boys’ or girls’ night out. This extraordinary device boasts of Low light HDR, so clear night photos are now more attainable and perfect groufies (group selfies) can be achieved even with minimal light.
Performance for the Selfie Mavens
The new adjustment tools are exciting innovations, but the star feature of this Lenovo powerhouse is the dual selfie cameras. Earning the title of world’s first smartphone with dual front-facing cameras, the VIBE S1 comes with a high-resolution 8MP primary front camera to flawlessly capture the main subject and a secondary 2MP front camera to take the clearest background. The unique combination of these two is designed to simulate human depth perception.
While it has a powerful edge on the front cameras, its 13MP rear camera likewise deserves notice, as it produces crystal clear resolution, features rapid phase detection autofocus and has a dual-color flash to adjust color tones on ambient lighting, brightness and temperature.
For people who like stocking photos for their #ThrowbackThursday or #FlashbackFriday posts, the VIBE S1 has a 128GB microSD expandable external storage which allows larger storage for photos and videos. Complementing this impressive memory is the 64-bit octa-core processor for faster uploads, processing, and excellent performance to suit the needs of millennials and corporate individuals. Furthermore, powering the VIBE S1 is a 2,500 mAh battery which provides enough juice for day-to-night calls and uninterrupted selfie sessions.
An aesthetically appealing phone which users can bring from work to play – that’s the VIBE S1. It boasts of an elegant and sleek look, weighs just 131 grams and measures 5.4mm thin. The beautifully crafted curved Gorilla Glass rear panel makes one-hand handling effortless.
Images appear ultra-sharp and vibrant, thanks to its 5.0-inch full HD display showing 440 pixels per inch resolution, perfect for viewing photos and multimedia.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo VIBE S1 is available at all authorized Lenovo Mobile dealers for Php15,999, bundled with a free screen protector (worth Php299) and a free back cover (worth Php599).