World’s first Dolby Atmos-enabled smartphone is revealed at MWC, plus two Dolby-enabled tablets, a camera phone and a pocket projector
Lenovo has unveiled a new smartphone and two new tablets all with Dolby Atmos surround sound software at a launch event at Mobile World Congress.
The Chinese manufacturer also revealed a brand new camera-phone and a pocket projector at the launch event in Bareclona today (March 2).
The Vibe Shot comes with a 16 megapixel sensor with a six-piece modular lens, plus an 8MP selfie-camera on the front. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 32GB of in-built storage plus room for a microSD card. The camera-phone is also 4G-enabled.
The Lenovo A7000 is the first phone to be released with Dolby Atmos sound software, according to Lenovo. The manufacturer claims that the audio technology allows users of the 5.5 inch device to experience more consistent playback, more vivid sounds with a broader range of highs and lows.
The device runs on Android 5.0o on a MediaTek True8Core processor with 4G. It also has a dual SIM card with an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing snapper plus 8GB of internal storage. It will be available in March for $169.
“Our latest Lenovo smartphones demonstrate the tremendous opportunity for innovation both within the devices themselves and with the accessories that provide important functionality for our users,” said Lenovo Mobile Business Group vice president Shao Tao.“Our first camera smartphone, the VIBE Shot, delivers a highly natural and intuitive photography experience without compromising on key smartphone performance, while our A7000 further elevates entertainment as the first smartphone with Dolby Atmos audio technology.”
Pocket projector and tablets
Lenovo also unveiled a new pocket projector accessory that can be snapped on to compatible mobile devices in order to supersize movies, photos up to 110 inches in size.
The projector supports the most common multimedia file formats and offers up to 32 GB of microSD storage to support large digital libraries.
The former is a 10.1 inch tablet and weighs 509 grams. It runs on Android 4.4 and runs on a MediaTek® quad core processor. Lenovo said it would retail around $200 and come in white or blue. It will be available from April.
The Lenovo Tab 2 A8 is an 8 inch device running on Android 5.0 Lollipop using MediaTek 64-bit Quad Core processor with 32GB of in-built storage. It retails for around $129 and will come available in June.
Lenovo also unveiled a Windows tablet at the event. The idea MIIX 300 is an eight inch device running Windows 8.1 and is by an Intel Atom processor. It will be available from July.