Lenovo has announced a number of smartphones like Vibe S1, Vibe P1 and Vibe P1M at IFA 2015, and the company has just launched the Phab and Phab Plus, which sport the display size of a tablet but Lenovo is calling them Phablets. The Lenovo Phab is a 7-inch device and unlike other devices by Apple and Samsung where the Plus tag means bigger display, Lenovo has gone with the Plus tag and decreased the size of the display and improved the specifications.
The Lenovo Phab features a 7-inch IPS display with 720p resolution, it is powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 64-bit chipset, the specifications of the SoC were not revealed but as it is a budget Tablet device, we can expect it to be a Snapdragon 410 Soc with Cortex A53 cores, comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory which can be expanded using microSD card. The Lenovo Phab is sleek at 8.9mm in thickness and weighs 250 grams.
It sports a 13MP primary camera with LED flash and 5MP front facing camera. The Lenovo Phab runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe UI over it. It supports all the connectivity features like Dual SIM (micro SIM) support with 4G LTE / 3G / 2G, WiFi 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS/GNSS.
The Lenovo Phab is powered by a 4250 mAh battery. It comes with a polycarbonate shell in four colors black, red, white and blue. The PHAB will be available from November marking the holiday season and priced at $179.
The Lenovo Phab Plus can be called as the younger sibling in terms of the screen size but looking at the specifications we have to call it the elder sibling to the Lenovo Phab. It sports a 6.8-inch fullHD IPS display with 1080p resolution, it measures 186.6 x 96.6 x 7.6mm making it slimmer compared to the Phab and weighs just 229g. The device is powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC with 1.5GHz 4x Cortex A53 and 1.1GHz 4x Cortex A53.
It is supported by 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and comes with 32GB NAND internal memory which can be expanded using microSD card. The Lenovo Phab Plus sports a similar camera set up as the Phab with 13MP rear and 5MP front facing cameras. It also runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibo UI. The connectivity features like Dual SIM (micro SIM + Nano SIM) support with 4G LTE (MDM 9×25 category 4 LTE) / 3G / 2G, WiFi 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS/GNSS.
the Lenovo Phab Plus is powered by a 3500 mAh battery which is comparatively lower than the Phab which sports a 4250 mAh battery. The device comes with a metal unibody design having platinum (silver) or gunmetal (grey) finish. The Phab Plus will also be available in a similar time period as the Phab. The Lenovo Phab Plus is priced at $299.
“With today’s tech-savvy generation in mind, Lenovo is addressing the popularity of larger-screen personal devices, while acknowledging the portability struggles associated with tablet computers. The new PHAB Plus conquers these boundaries, merging the fun of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone in a stylish metallic uni-body casing. Unlike other phablets on the market, the Lenovo PHAB Plus boasts a full HD display optimized for one-hand usage and provides an unrivaled viewing and sound experience, all within an attainable and very competitive US$299 price tag,”
said Jeff Meredith, General Manager and Vice President, Tablet Business Unit, Lenovo.
The availability is going to be in the following countries: UAE, KSA, Nigeria, Egypt, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, PRC (People’s Republic of China), Indonesia, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Mexico, Columbia, Peru, Chile, Ukraine (Key), Russia, Czech, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary.