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Lenovo announces Vibe P1 Turbo: more RAM, better camera and same beastly 5,000 mAh battery

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Lenovo announces Vibe P1 Turbo: more RAM, better camera and same beastly 5,000 mAh battery

Remember the Lenovo Vibe P1, that device with a vast array of solid specs and a gargantuan 5000 mAh battery? Well, it's back, turbo-charged, and still bundles enough juice to power two smartphones. The Turbo edition does include the same 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615, so it's not quite as 'turbo' as one might have hoped. Nevertheless, there appears to be a new-and-improved 16-megapixel rear shooter, 3 gigs of RAM as opposed to 2, and all of the usual toys you'd expect of a modern-day smartphone. 

As pointed out by the folks at Android Authority, though, the specs are the subject of a little confusion. The splash page promoting the Vibe P1 Turbo has it at 3 GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel camera with tri-color flash. Yet the actual listing on Lenovo Indonesia suggests that it will keep the 13-megapixel shooter and 2 GB of RAM offered by its predecessor. Here's hoping that the latter is just a general oversight, and that the higher numbers will make the cut once the Turbo is unleashed. 

The device retains Quick Charge 2.0, which is capable of charging to almost two-thirds capacity in half an hour. It also, like the original P1, can double up as a power bank through reverse charging, allowing you to utilize its superior battery to boost other devices. Elsewhere, you get a 5.5-inch full-HD display, a fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, LTE, NFC, and all of the other usual odds and sods.  

There's 32 GB of in-built storage expandable via microSD, and added flexibility with the dual-SIM slot. As for price, it'll sell for the equivalent of $295, which is not a bad deal given what it has to offer. 

You can pre-order the P1 Turbo, which ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop beneath Lenovo's own Vibe UI (think Samsung TouchWiz or HTC Sense), by hitting up the source link below. If you're looking for something similar but slightly smaller, do check out our hands-on with the Lenovo Vibe P1m, which offers a measly 4000 mAh juice pack. 

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posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:05

1. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 237; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


which markets will get it first? Any news about its availability in Pakistan? PA, can you please confirm guys?

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 12:14 1

6. htcforlife (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


I wouldn't keep my hopes high if I were you
We Pakistani's get everything late. :(

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 08:42

12. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 237; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


:-( Amen bro.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 16:32

14. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 237; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


QMobile... :'(

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:23

2. RioErnando (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


It's 3gb of ram, 13MP rear camera, and dual-colour LED flash. Already available in Indonesia

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:31

3. jesus_sheep (Posts: 262; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


So many phones but people only buy Samsung and iphones. LOL

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:42 2

4. Adsr14 (Posts: 109; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


So many trade offs in phones these days. One of the rare phones with NFC a huge battery nice metal design fast charging BUT a s**tty 615 processor -__- they always manage to find atleast ONE thing to screw up on. Then I find buttload of great phones with a great battery good camera good precossor AND NFC..BUT....it lacks fast charging its a 720p display and doesn't support OTG. REALLY???? I know there's no such thing as the perfect phone but dam whoever comes up with these ideas start off great but aleays damage to drop the ball.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 04:48

11. Fellwalker (Posts: 378; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


It does feel as if the designers purposely omit something that would make a phone unbeatable.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:45

5. Adsr14 (Posts: 109; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


Always* manage*

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 16:35

9. Brewski (Posts: 372; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


You realize you can edit your own post, right? Just click the button that says 'EDIT" above the reply button.

That way you don't have to create a new post explaining the errors in a previous post.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 04:46

10. Fellwalker (Posts: 378; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


If you spot it in time. I have found I've been unable to edit, or I've corrected one mistake then spotted another and it won't let me back in.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 14:44

7. Elfmonster (unregistered)


All that battery and only 3 ram. Insulting. My excellent 5.5" $400 zte axon pro (which I won at CES) has 4 ram, 64gb, manual camera options, killer screen, anti-smudge screen, HD Dolby audio, VoLTE crystal clarity, amazing dual cameras, near vanilla Android, serious everything specs wise (but no SD card, no removable battery, no fingerprint lock). Will never go back to 3 ram or any phone that can't keep up with a $400 zte or one of these other companies that tease slowww incremental spec water torture.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 16:31

8. Brewski (Posts: 372; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


...can double up as a power bank through reverse charging, allowing you to utilize its superior battery to boost other devices...

Seems like a good way to charge up your iPhone seeing as how their battery dies before lunch.

Although with a SD615 chip that might be the only thing this phone is good for. Charging other phones.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 08:57

13. Suo.Eno (Posts: 505; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Nah...how about a Vibe X3 "Maxx" instead.

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