Lenovo has unveiled a new phablet in China. Named as Lenovo Phab Plus, the phablet has a price tag of CNY 2,599 or approximately Rs 27,077. Unfortunately, there is no word yet about the phablet’s launch outside China.
With a massive 6.8-inch display, the Lenovo Phab Plus is probably the biggest phablet available in the market right now. The display offers a full high definition (1080 x 1920 pixel) resolution, thus offering appreciable 326 ppi pixel density. The Phab Plus is powered by a 1.5 GHz 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and 2GB RAM. It runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system on top of which lies the Vibe UI. For storage, the handset offers 32 GB of in-built memory which is further expandable via a micro SD card.
Lenovo has wisely armed it with a huge 3500 mAh Li-ion battery which, the company claims, can deliver up to 24 hours of talk time and up to 350 hours of standby time. Besides, Lenovo Phab Plus sports a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash while a 5 megapixel camera is in its front panel. The handset offers dual-SIM, 2G/3G/4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with AGPS and a micro-USB slot.
The Lenovo Phab Plus has two rear speakers powered by Dolby Atmos. The handset measures 186.6 x 96.6 x 7.6 mm and weighs 220 grams. Lenovo Phab Plus will be available in Elegant Silver (Platinum), Neon Pink, Metallic Blue and Metallic Gray colour variants.
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.