MANILA, Philippines – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the launch of the VIBE Shot smartphone in the Philippines, in partnership with Lazada, the Philippines’ One Stop Shopping and Selling Destination. The VIBE Shot, with a 16MP main camera and 5.0” Full HD screen, promises the best of both worlds, combining a fabulous camera with a premium smartphone, tailored specifically for both shutterbugs and savvy socials who love a good design.
“The VIBE Shot is part of Lenovo’s new and vibrant VIBE ON brand promise which aims to empower individuals to go their own way, by providing smartphones with the latest technology and features that they care about, at a price they wouldn’t expect,” said Dino Romano, Country Lead, Lenovo Smartphones, Philippines. “It is a stylish and powerful smartphone that consumers want, and an advanced camera that budding and seasoned photographers will love to use.”
“Lazada is thrilled to be the first to launch the Lenovo VIBE Shot in Philippines, building on the partnership we started with the highly successful Lenovo A7000. With our market leadership and being able to reach millions of consumers in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia, we are confident that our partnership with Lenovo will contribute to their continued pursuit of innovation and success,” said Mr. Inanc Balci, Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Philippines.
“Lenovo has found an excellent partner in Lazada, the biggest e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia,” said Romano. “The partnership extends our reach of customers beyond the usual and provide them with an alternative platform to buy our smartphones, ensuring that in places where we do not have an offline presence, we are still available for purchase.”
Purpose-built to capture brilliant photos
Like a standalone shooter, the VIBE Shot features a dedicated shutter button, which can be used to instantly activate the camera function to snap the perfect shot. Its on-board infrared auto-focusing (AF) system is twice as fast as a conventional autofocus*, while the tri-color LED flash ensures more realistic skin tones – a world’s first for smartphones.
Meanwhile, superior low-light performance and clarity for shooting images in darker interiors or at night are supported by a 16:9 BSI sensor, and optical image stabilization (OIS) tech ensures reduced blurring should the camera accidentally move or shake.
Designed for all levels of photographers
At the flick of a switch, users can easily toggle between the camera’s Auto and Pro modes. Targeted at budding shutterbugs, a highlight of the Auto Mode is its Smart Composition function, incorporating automatic scene detection and an onscreen “point & shoot” guidance. The Pro mode, on the other hand, gives enthusiasts manual controls like aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, enabling limitless compositions to unlock their creativity. Another world’s first is the panoramic selfie feature that lets you take three selfies and turn them into one that includes more people.
Keeping the VIBE Shot snappy is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, an octa-core chip which is engineered for multitasking, but is extremely power efficient at the same time.
3GB of RAM adds to the performance, and a 32GB of built-in storage, expandable up to 128GB through a microSD card, enables on-the-go individuals to have all their photos with them all the time. With 4G / LTE support, users can expect the smoothest Web browsing and online gaming experiences too.
Stylishly crafted smartphone
Besides picture-perfect images, the VIBE Shot utilizes premium materials boasting a full aluminum outer frame, plus front and back Corning Gorilla glass.
Merely 7.6mm thick, the VIBE Shot will slide readily into any pocket without leaving an unsightly bulge. It is available in Carmine Red and Graphite Grey to reflect each user’s distinct persona and digital lifestyle. A Pearl White version will also be launched in Q4 2015.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo VIBE Shot will be made available through Lazada, Southeast Asia’s One Stop Shopping and Selling Destination starting July 31 at a special introductory price of Php 16,999.
It will available at Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores and authorized retailers nationwide starting mid-August at Php17,999. The VIBE Shot will come bundled with a free screen protector (worth Php299) and a free back cover (worth Php599).