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Lenovo's selfie-ready Vibe S1 (pictures)

Lenovo Vibe S1

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Lenovo Vibe S1

One of the two new members of the Vibe family from Lenovo, the S1 is a 5-inch Android phone with a focus on the front-facing cameras.

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Standard rear-camera

On the rear of the Vibe S1 is a standard 13-megapixel camera with a dual-tone flash for a more natural colour spectrum. You can also see the curved glass styling of the S1.

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Twin snappers

But on the front Lenovo has packed in not one, but two front facing cameras. One is an 8-megapixel while a second 2-megapixel camera adds more depth and dimension to self-portraits, according to Lenovo.

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Specs

Inside the S1 there's a 64-bit, 1.7GHz octa-core processor from MediaTek. It's running on Android 5.0 you'll get 32GB of internal storage, with room for up to 128GB via MicroSD.

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Dual-SIM

The Vibe S1 is also a dual-SIM device and has a 2,500mAh battery. It's not removable though -- Lenovo joins many other manufacturers in sealing up their unibody designs.

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Remote control

Like a lot of other selfie cameras, the S1 can be triggered remotely and there's even a physical remote, sold separately of course.

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Full HD screen

At 5-inches the screen comes in around the average size for most modern phones. It's full high-definition with a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution.

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Coming in November

Lenovo starts selling the Vibe S1 globally in November although the pricing and full list of regions hasn't been finalised. Expect to see it for around $300 though.

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Plug in flash

Just in case you were doubting Lenovo's commitment to the selfie, the S1 comes with a plug in ring flash for that professional look.

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