After announcing some higher performance smartphones, a selfie flash extension and smartband at CES, Lenovo has announced a full-featured camera smartphone, a larger screen budget smartphone and a new Pocket Projector at Mobile World Congress 2015.
The A7000 will also launch running Android 5.0 on a 5.5″ HD (1280×720) IPS display, with a MediaTek True8Core 1.5GHz processor, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a 2900 mAh battery, and also has dual SIM card slots.
It is also the world’s first smartphone to ship with Dolby Atmos technology which offers better clarity, richness ,and depth to audio. The A7000 will be available in March in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold, starting at $169 USD.
Lenovo VIBE Shot
Lenovo’s VIBE Shot features a 64-bit 1.7GHz Octa Core processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front camera, full-frame 16:9 low-light sensor, optical image stabilization, 2900 mAh battery, and a physical shutter button. The device also features infrared focus that is supposed to be twice as fast as normal autofocus.
On the phone side, the VIBE Shot has a 5″ FHD screen, 32GB ROM, and a microSD slot for up to 128GB of additional storage. The dual SIM camera smartphone will ship with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and will be available starting in June in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold, starting at $349 USD.
Lenovo Pocket Projector
When used with a compatible Android device, the convenient Lenovo Pocket Projector with a 50-lumen high contrast optical engine will allow users to project content from a smartphone or tablet wirelessly. The projector features dual speakers, more than two hours of battery life, and also offers up to 32GB of microSD storage.
The Lenovo Pocket Projector will be available worldwide starting in March, with prices to start at $199 USD.
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Full Press Release
Lenovo Develops Its First Camera Smartphone Crossover Device
Never Miss A Shot with 2-in-1 16-Megapixel VIBE Shot
Live Life Larger with New Lenovo Pocket Projector and A7000 Multimedia Smartphone; First Smartphone with Dolby Atmos® Technology
BARCELONA ― March 2, 2015: To help capture and share more of life’s moments on-the-go, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today at Mobile World Congress 2015 introduced three new exciting devices to the smartphone portfolio: the new VIBE Shot and A7000 smartphones and the Lenovo Pocket Projector.
With connectivity and mobility driving consumers to record and share more of life’s moments, we designed the VIBE Shot to help them capture every moment. Our first 2-in-1 camera smartphone, we developed the Lenovo VIBE Shot to be a true crossover device. It’s first a fabulous camera that shutterbugs will love, and secondly, a performance-laden, standalone smartphone. Recognizing the trend that many people prefer larger smartphone screens, we also are unveiling the new A7000 smartphone.
It’s primed for entertainment with a 5.5-in screen and is the industry’s first smartphone with Dolby Atmos® technology. And to give people the power to go big on entertainment whenever the moment strikes, we’re unveiling the new Lenovo Pocket Projector.
VIBE Shot – A Bold, Full-featured Camera and Champion Smartphone
When looking for a solidly capable digital camera, shutterbugs will gravitate to the VIBE Shot for its exceptional camera quality and incredible responsiveness. Now users can have the best of both worlds with the VIBE Shot’s strong stand alone smartphone technologies.
For budding photographers, we’ve saturated the VIBE Shot’s camera with purposeful technologies, starting with its 16-megapixel rear camera featuring a six-piece modular lens. The camera has a full- frame 16:9 low-light sensor for shooting images in dark interiors or at night. Thanks to the camera’s tricolor flash, photo luminosity adjusts automatically based on the ambient light conditions, and optical image stabilization reduces blur and keeps photos sharp. Life doesn’t always wait for the perfect shot, but the VIBE Shot is ready to keep up with infrared focus that’s twice as fast as normal autofocus and a physical shutter button, which means no more fumbling to find the right spot on the screen to click. Equipped with both Smart preset settings and advanced Pro settings, users can use the camera how they want by easily toggling between the two settings with the flick of a switch.
When it’s time to talk or stay connected, the VIBE Shot steps up to the plate with a gorgeous 5-in FHD display and equally powerful performance. Running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, the smartphone offers a generous 32GB of storage with a microSD option to storage an additional 128 GB of music, movies and photos. Upload and download data quickly with LTE or connect via Wi-Fi hotspot and even manage separate data plans with dual SIM capabilities. The VIBE Shot makes it easy to change from photographer to subject with its 8-megapixel selfie camera. All this functionality comes in a sleek, thin and light aluminum frame – available in red, white or grey.
A7000 – World’s First Smartphone with Dolby Atmos®
The Lenovo A7000 features a brilliant 5.5-in HD display with ultra-wide viewing angles and moving audio technology from Dolby. In fact, it’s the world’s first smartphone to feature Dolby Atmos technology. Users will immediately hear the Dolby Atmos difference using headphones: sounds of people, places, things, and music become more vivid and move from all directions, including overhead, with astonishing clarity, richness and depth. Voices and noises have a broader range from highs to lows, with the greatest subtlety. The technology also makes playback volume more consistent across all types of content.
In addition to its impressive audio and visual technologies, this multimedia smartphone comes packed with several features that today’s mobile consumers desire. Running Android 5.0 on a MediaTek True8Core™ processor with 4G LTE, it handles voice and data quickly and even has a dual SIM card slot for assigning two telephone numbers or a separate data plan, along with dual cameras. Highly portable, the A7000 is 7.9mm thin and just 140 grams light, making it easy to fit in a bag or pocket. The smartphone comes in two colors: Onyx Black or Pearl White.
Both the VIBE Shot and the A7000 include Lenovo’s signature DOit apps software including: SHAREit to easily share files, photos and more between devices; CLONEit to transfer data to a new phone; SYNCit to back up contacts, text SMS and call logs; and SNAPit Camera only on the VIBE Shot to use multiple shooting modes and professional photo features.
Lenovo Pocket Projector – Project Life Anywhere Using Android Devices
We built the brilliantly convenient Lenovo Pocket Projector to surprise and delight media lovers who are limited by their small screen mobile devices or who just want a larger-than-life entertainment experience. The Lenovo Pocket Projector adds a new dimension to watching and sharing content.
Simply snap on the projector to a compatible Android device1, 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 colorful, 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.
It takes just a few seconds to set up the Lenovo Pocket Projector, and it can project content from a smartphone wirelessly via DLNA or Miracast. When going cordless, users can project a full length movie on a single charge, with more than two hours of battery life. The projector supports the most common multimedia file formats and offers up to 32 GB of microSD storage to support large digital libraries.
Best of all, the compact and lightweight Lenovo Pocket Projector fits in nearly any pocket, making it a must-have accessory any time someone feels like enjoying their digital content.
Price and Availability
The VIBE Shot will be available starting in June in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold, starting at $349 USD.
The Lenovo A7000 smartphone will be available in March in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold, starting at $169 USD.
The Lenovo Pocket Projector will be available worldwide starting in March. Pricing begins at $199 USD.
1 Compatible with Miracast-enabled Android devices v4.3 and above and DLNA-enabled Android, Windows 8.1 and iOS devices.
2 Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Products may only be available in selected markets. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
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