Lenovo Announces Two New Mid-range Phones with Great Cameras

Our coverage of CES 2016 continues. Here are two phones that Lenovo announced at the event:

Lenovo Vibe S1 Lite


The camera is almost always one of those aspects of a phone to get looked over while you’re buying a mid-range handset. Not in Lenovo’s case, though. No.

The latest phone from the company, the Vibe S1 Lite comes at a swallowable price-tag of $199, yet includes goodies which are a selling point of phones costing several hundred dollars more.

For one, the phone comes with a 5” display with 1080p resolution, leading to a pixel density of 441ppi. Under the hood, you get a 1.3 Ghz octa-core processor with 2 GB RAM. Global LTE connectivity is also being promised so clearly the phone is not a one-trick pony.

The front also boasts an 8 megapixel (fixed-focus) camera, featuring a five-element lens and a Sony sensor with 1.4 micron photosites. There is also a “panorama selfies” mode.

The back boasts a 13 megapixel camera with phase-detection autofocus and a dual-tone Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) LED Flash. Reportedly, you can shoot 1080p videos on it too.

Connectivity modes include Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM Radio. Battery capacity is set at 2700 mAh, while the phone will be available in two colors: Matte White and Matte Blue.

Here are the specifications for the Lenovo Vibe S1 Lite:

·         CPU: 64-bit 1.3 Ghz octa-core

·         Chipset: MediaTek MT6753

·         OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, customized

·         Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G (Cat.4 LTE)

·         Design: 145 x 71 x 8.6mm, 129g

·         Display:

o   5” with 1080p (1080 x 1920) resolution

·         Memory:

o   RAM: 2 GB

o   Internal: 16 GB

o   Card slot: yes, by 32 GB

·         Camera: 

o   Primary: 13 megapixel, phase-detection autofocus, true-tone flash

o   Secondary: 8 MP, five-element lens, LED,

·         Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, FM Radio, microUSB

·         Battery: 2700 mAh

·         Colors: Matte White, Matte Blue

·         Price: $199

 Lenovo K4 Note


Courtesy of Lenovo comes another phone with potent specs and an attractive price tag. Called the K4 Note, this phone cost an even lower $180.

The display here is a larger 5.5” 1080p panel, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Lenovo is also marketing a new feature called TheaterMax that turns any content into VR with a separate VR kit.

Under the hood, you get the octa-core 64-bit MT6753 processor with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The camera on the back boasts the same features you’ll find on the Vine S1 Lite, including phase-detection autofocus and dual-tone CCT flash. Furthermore, there is even a fingerprint scanner.

Connectivity includes faster Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and LTE Cat.4. There are dual 1.5W front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers for better sound.

Battery capacity is set at 3300 mAh. Pricing is set at $180, even lower than the Vibe S1 Lite, but they’re clearly targeted to different markets.

Here are the specs of the Lenovo K4 Note:

·         CPU: 64-bit 1.3 Ghz octa-core

·         Chipset: MediaTek MT6753

·         GPU: Mali T720-MP3

·         OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, customized

·         Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G (Cat.4 LTE), dual-SIM

·         Design: 153.6 x 76.5 x 9.2 mm, 158g

·         Display:

o   5.5” with 1080p (1080 x 1920) resolution, Gorilla Glass 3

·         Memory:

o   RAM: 3 GB

o   Internal: 16 GB

o   Card slot: yes

·         Camera: 

o   Primary: 13 megapixel ISOCELL, with phase-detection AF, dual-tone Flash, f/2.2

o   Secondary: 5 megapixel sensor

·         Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, fingerprint scanner

o   Dolby Atmos speakers

·         Battery: 3300 mAh

·         Price: $180

  • Ishtiaq

    Under the hood is fine enough but when will we get it under the roof in Pak?

  • Usman

    And Lenovo Pakistan wont be bringing these until next year!
    BTW for those who will be wondering whey s1 lite cost more it’s because vibe is the premium series and it will definitely work better.

  • Sami Khan

    Lenovo K4 Note or Redmi Note 3? Comparison please.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    K3 Note had such a powerful CPU and all they do is put a fingerprint scanner in k4 note AND use a WEAKER Soc ?!

    no thanks lenovo … poor choice of hardware considering the timescale and price point !

  • Muhammad Saeed

    isnt this k4 note at 180$ a 3gb better version of a7010 that they are selling here for 29000?

    • Usman

      BTW they also look same!