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Lenovo Phab Plus is a 6.8-inch phablet featuring an FHD screen, SD-615 SoC and a 3500mAh battery

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The Lenovo Phab Plus features a 6.8-inch screen

The Lenovo Phab Plus features a 6.8-inch screen

Back in June, we told you about a new 6.8-inch handset from Lenovo that had been certified by China's TENAA agency. The phone has officially been unveiled as the Lenovo Phab Plus and will be available in China from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. The Phab Plus will be priced at the equivalent of $406 USD, and there is no word from Lenovo as to whether it will offer the device globally.

Want to know more about the Lenovo Phab Plus? The handset offers a 6.8-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. That works out to a pixel density of 324ppi. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 615 chipset, with a 64-bit octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of expandable storage. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 13MP/5MP, and the lights are kept on thanks to the 3500mAh battery that powers the phone. Android 5.0 is pre-installed with Vibe UI running on top. Dolby Atmos Surround Sound is on board to provide the user with spectacularly clear audio.

The Lenovo Phab Plus has dual SIM capabilities and supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB connectivity. It measures 7.6mm thin, but does weigh a rather hefty 220 grams. There are four color options: Metallic Gray, Midnight Blue, Neon Pink and Elegant Silver platinum.

If we hear any news about where the Lenovo Phab Plus will end up, besides China that is, we will make it a point of letting you know!

Thanks for the tip!

source: cnbeta.com (translated) via GadgetBlaze

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posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:01 4

1. cdm283813 (Posts: 391; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


Makes no sense. The Moto X Pure is better spec'ed and $6 cheaper. I would figure $250 to $300.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:06 1

2. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 896; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


first company which called its phablet a phab officially.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:07 5

3. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


at that size it should have a 5000mah battery. and its priced way to high for an sd615 device.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:17 4

4. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Sorry but THIS is a tablet. Not a "phab".

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 01:14 2

22. Gadgety (Posts: 172; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Lenovo labelling it a phablet makes it clear that its got the radio for calling, whereas when I read what you wrote I thought "Oh, you can't call on it" and had to check the specs. You can in fact use it as a phone, whereas most tablets are wifi only.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:19 3

5. manojmcn (Posts: 574; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


Any smartphone above 6inch will fail because its the tablet range.
If anyone wants a small tablet they will prefer a 7 or 8 inch because everyone now have a minimum 5 inch phone. So most people will not want to spend for duplicates.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:08 2

11. razmahtaz001 (Posts: 148; Member since: 11 May 2013)


the asian market alone loves these 6+ inch smartphones...please dont speak for any market outside of the us...

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 01:29

23. manojmcn (Posts: 574; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)


I live in Singapore, which has a great market share for phablets. Here the most popular phone among phablets are under 6 in, mostly the Note devices. iPhone 6Plus is also selling well here. But you will find it hard to see a Sony xperia Z ultra kind of models.
Now Samsung is pumping huge money in marketing Note 5 & S6 Edge+ here.
Demand for 6inch plus phablets neglible.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 05:08

28. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


That because singapore is much richer country, and they prefer branded premium product.

In other asia, 6"+ low-medium china product is very popular among teenager.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:22 1

13. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


This phab will rule asian. Lots of kids (6-15 yo) can only afford 1 device, and this in-between (pocketable tablet) device is very popular for kid.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:54

17. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


6.8 inch aka tablet.. not phablet.. by no any mean pocketable..

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 05:06

27. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


I remember I can fit Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 (with big bezel) on my fronts pocket pants.

This slim and almost no bezel 6.8" could easily pocketable in any teenager pants.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 04:31 1

25. Switch00 (Posts: 482; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


there is no law defining it, so it's completely up to us and companies to name it whatever they like, they can call it phabuseless if they want to. I define phablet as a device that still fits in my pocket, which is probably up to 6.5 inch screen, depends on pants. And that's the size I want, above 6.0.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:19

6. ausnote4 (Posts: 31; Member since: 25 Nov 2014)


should of have a SD805 or latest exynos from samsung I would have purchase it.
Oh well

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:56 1

18. gaming64 (unregistered)


Ughh just buy a flagship, it would be worth your money

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:34 1

7. fonelover (Posts: 235; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


It wanna compete with Huawei P8Max.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:47 1

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


The back looks like a fusion between the HTC One V & the iPhone 6

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:55 1

9. JocularJ (Posts: 116; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


For the price I would really prefer a SD800, but I'll still get one must likely if it gets LTE stateside

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:03

10. MaryPoopins (Posts: 203; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


That does seem a rather high price for what's on offer.

Been looking for a new 16:9 tablet but if I can pick up a 2nd gen Nexus7 for about $120, what's so great about this? :(

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:24 1

14. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


Better (newer) CPU?
Slicker device?
more pocketable? (Nexus bezel too big)

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:36 2

15. MaryPoopins (Posts: 203; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I'd say that this phab is 'marginally' better in those parameters. Certainly not worth tripple the price.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 05:10

29. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


Regarding the price... AGREE.
I think this lenovo with SD 615 should be at US$280 & US$320 at most.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:09 2

12. p51d007 (Posts: 266; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


I don't know about the 615 chip, and I don't play any games...just a lot of phone, photos, text, email, web, video, mp3's, but the 4,100mAH battery on the mate2, 6.1" 720p screen gets me roughly 2 1/3 days easy. If built & tweaked right, maybe it won't be a bad deal, but, I'd rather have the p8 max IF THEY WOULD PUT THE LTE FREQUENCIES FOR USA in it.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:41

16. skyline88 (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


$406 USD for this specs is a bit high.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:57

19. gaming64 (unregistered)


Sorry, there are other phones out there that are SO better than this. Pass!

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 00:57

20. Af1rPA (Posts: 705; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


Moto X Play has a 3630mAh battery. What's your excuse Lenovo.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 01:13

21. phbelov (Posts: 124; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


So, there's no NFC?
Is it really that hard for manufacturers to put an NFC chip inside of the device nowadays? (Hello, OnePlus)

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 03:24

24. Noonting (Posts: 132; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Huawei P8 Max looks better

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 05:03

26. Shocky (unregistered)


They can call it whatever they want, but that's a tablet.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 05:52

30. aegislash (Posts: 518; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Huh... that whole rear area around the camera looks exactly like the leaked rear of the Huawei Nexus, slight antenna lines and all. (minus the bulging out of course)

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