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Lenovo brought a collection of new hardware to Berlin for the annual IFA trade show including a pair of massive smartphones fittingly referred to as the Phab and Phab Plus.
The budget-minded Lenovo Phab features a 7-inch, 720p IPS display. That’s right, seven inches.. for a phone. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core chip clocked at 1.2GHz with a paltry 1GB of RAM to work with. There’s a 13-megapixel camera around back, a 5-megapixel forward-facing camera for video calls and selfies and 16GB of internal storage that’s expandable via microSD card slot.
Connectivity-wise, you get 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 in addition to 4G LTE with two microSIM card slots. It’ll ship running Android 5.0 Lollipop and its 4,250mAh battery is good for up to 24 hours of talk time, Lenovo claims.
The Lenovo Phab is priced at $179 and will be available in red, black, white and blue color schemes.
The higher-end Phab Plus utilizes a slightly smaller 6.8-inch IPS display albeit with a resolution bump to 1080p. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC that consists of four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores ticking along at 1.1GHz alongside 2GB of system memory and 32GB of expandable flash storage.
It, too, includes a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. In terms of wireless connectivity, it comes with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 and accepts a microSIM and a nanoSIM to connect with 4G LTE networks. Android 5.0 comes pre-installed, we’re told, while the battery is a good deal smaller at 3,500mAh.
The Lenovo Phab Plus will set you back $299 in your choice of silver or grey finishes. Both phones will be available sometime this holiday season.