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 Plus here, which is also the successor of the Lenovo PHAB Plus launched last year.
Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus Specifications
The Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus features a 6.4-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display, that is powered by a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT8783 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 Plus comes with a dual 13 megapixel rear primary camera with Futjitsu Milbeaut ISPs, LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1.34 µm pixel size, Laser Auto Focus and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF). It also comes with several features like refocus, background swap, extreme manual settings and Augmented-Reality special effects. On the front, there is a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1.4 µm pixel size for selfies and video calling. It supports Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + micro/microSD), comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back and 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 218 grams.
The PHAB 2 Plus includes 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (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 Plus will be available in Gunmetal Grey and Champagne Gold color variants. The pricing starts at $299 (INR Rs 20,023 approximately) and it will start shipping from September 2016. The company has also launched the Lenovo PHAB 2, which will start at US $199 (INR Rs 13,326 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.