Lenovo today unveiled two phones in a new Phab series. The first device is simply known as Lenovo Phab which comes with 6.98 inch screen while the second device is named as Lenovo Phab Plus that offers a 6.8 inch display.
Despite such as a huge screen, Lenovo claims that the Phab Plus is “optimised for single-hand use”. This dual SIM smartphone offers 4G connectivity, Android Lollipop operating system, 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera.
The Lenovo Phab Plus has a 3500 mAh battery that claims to offer up to 24 hours of talk time and 20 days of standby time, Its 6.8 inch IPS display has got full HD resolution. Besides, the phone 32GB of internal memory, 2 GB RAM, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset. The handset offers WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with AGPS and a micro-USB slot too.
The device has a uni-body design with round edges and polished buttons, while the body is made in aluminum. It is available in three colors including Gunmetal Grey, Titanium Silver and Champagne Gold.
The Lenovo Phab has a bigger 4250 mAh battery, 1GB RAM and an octa-core Qualcomm processor. The Phab is 8.9mm thin and weighs 250 grams. It features a color protective back which is available in Tuxedo Black, Polar White, Aqua Blue or Cherry Red.
The Lenovo Phab Plus and Phab will be available from Lenovo in select countries from this month at USD 299 (Rs 19,800 approximately) and at USD 179 (Rs 11,842 approximately), respectively.
Phablets with huge screens are not new. Earlier, Samsung had launched the Galaxy 6.3 Mega with a huge 6.3-inch screen while Sony brought the Xperia Z Ultra with a massive 6.4-inch screen. But now Lenovo’s Phab Plus raised the bar further and almost blurred the line between phablets and tablets.
There are some users who prefer such huge phablets (even 7 inch tablets) as their primary devices. However, using such huge devices is not everyone’s cup of tea. It is almost impossible to use such huge devices with one hand or carry it but on the positive side, with a huge screen you will have better gaming and video playing experience.