The smartphone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. It features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920) display. It has 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras, which are also the highlight of the smartphone. The company at the time of the launch said, “The 8-megapixel primary front camera takes the sharpest photos and a 2-megapixel secondary front camera analyses depth of field information.”
The handset also sports several built-in photo editing tools such as Blur, which allows refocusing anywhere on the selfie (up to 3 focal plains), and Cut Out, which allows users to cut out people from a selfie and then superimpose them on another image. There Lenovo Vibe S1 also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera. It sports a 7.8mm thin profile and weighs 132 grams.
The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The Lenovo Vibe S1 offers 32GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage up to 128GB a via microSD. The smartphone supports 4G LTE connectivity, features a 2500mAh battery, and will be available in Pearl White and Midnight Blue colours.