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Lenovo’s smartphone with dual selfie cam is finally here

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Want to take selfies up to the next level? The Lenovo Vibe S1 with two selfie cameras has officially arrived in Malaysia. This mid-range device allows you to do more than just taking a standard picture of yourself.

The unique dual-camera concept is quite similar to HTC’s Duo Camera setup and Lenovo is taking it to the front seat for better selfies. It consists of an 8MP main camera and it is assisted by a 2MP secondary unit that helps with depth of field. This allows you to take creative blur shots with refocusing and bokeh effects.

It is a shame that it doesn’t come with a front facing flashlight. If you need to take better lit selfies, you can always pop-in an optional VIBE Xtension selfie flash that plugs into the headphone jack. For regular photoshoots, the rear of the Vibe S1 has a 13MP camera with Phase Detection AF, and it is assisted by dual-tone LED flash.

As for the phone, it gets a 5″ Full HD IPS display and it is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 Octa-Core processor with 3GB of RAM. On-board, it gets a generous 32GB of storage which is expandable with microSD.

Like most smartphones today, it supports 4G LTE and has Dual-SIM slots. Keeping the lights on is a 2,500mAh capacity battery and overall it weighs 132 grams with a respectable thickness of 7.8mm. At time of writing, the Vibe S1 is running on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

If you love taking selfies, this could be the device for you. However for those who prefer to take photos with the rear camera, the Lenovo Vibe Shot would be the better alternative as it comes with a 16MP main camera with Optical Image Stabiliser and Laser Auto Focus.

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The Lenovo Vibe S1 is priced at RM1,299 and it comes in either Pearl White or Midnight Blue colour options. If you’re interested, you can get it from GEMFive at a discounted price of RM1,225.

Alexander Wong