The Mobile World Congress (MWC) kicks off in Barcelona Mar. 2 and speculation on what manufacturers will show off is running high. Asus is expected to release a new line of notebooks, Qualcomm might display its new line of chipsets, and now Lenovo is supposedly going to unveil a mobile device that seems more like a full-featured digital camera than a smartphone.
Thai language tech site MXPhone (via Google Translate) has some pretty convincing news about Lenovo’s Vibe Shot. Although this is not an official announcement from the company, the images and available information seem legitimate.
The Vibe Shot will supposedly feature a polished aluminum frame (available in three colors), a 5-inch 1080-pixel resolution display and a 16MP camera.
The camera is the best feature of this smartphone (which is obvious by the name). It will supposedly include a back-illuminated sensor for improved low-light image capture. It will also have a triple-tone flash, infrared autofocus, and optical image stabilization.
The phone part of this smartphone is pretty good, too. It sports Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octo-core chip, 3GB of RAM, a micro SD slot, and 32GB of expandable internal memory. It supports 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The device will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Whether the Vibe Shot will appear at MWC is not known. However, if Lenovo is already producing marketing images for the device, it won’t be long before it is announced.