Yesterday, Lenovo had announced two new big phablets – the PHAB 2 and PHAB 2 Plus at the Lenovo Tech World 2016 in San Francisco. We will check out the Lenovo PHAB 2 here, which is also the successor of the Lenovo PHAB launched last year.
Lenovo PHAB 2 Specifications
The Lenovo PHAB 2 features a 6.4-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display, that is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8735 processor along with Mali-T720 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with Vibe UI on top. It comes with software features for comfortable one-handed usage.
The PHAB 2 comes with a 13 megapixel rear primary camera with LED flash, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). On the front, there is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with 85-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. It supports Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + micro/microSD) and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack. It features Dolby Atmos with 5.1 Dolby Audio Capture for an enhanced audio experience along with Triple Array Microphone with Active Noise-Cancellation. It has a metal body, which is 5.5 – 9.6 mm thick and weighs 225 grams.
The PHAB 2 includes 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 4,050 mAh battery under the hood.
The Lenovo PHAB 2 will be available in Gunmetal Grey and Champagne Gold color variants. The pricing starts at US $199 (INR Rs 13,326 approximately) and it will start shipping from September 2016. The company has also launched the Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus, which will start at $299 (INR Rs 20,023 approximately).
Lenovo owned Motorola has also announced two new devices – the Motorola Moto Z and Motorola Moto Z Force, which come with snap-on modular accessories and will also go on sale globally in September 2016.