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.