It doesn't seem that long ago when a phone codenamed the HTC Leo (which became the HTC HD2, of course) set hearts a fluttering with its then unheard of 4.3 inch display. At that time, we were calling the 3.5 inch screen on the Apple iPhone "generous". But that was then, and now 4.3 inch screens are the new black more the floor than the ceiling. We have a 5.3 inch phablet in the Samsung GALAXY Note leading the way in the category that blurs the distinction between phone and tablet.
The Lenovo LePhone S880 has a 5 inch display
Now, Lenovo is throwing its 5 inches into the ring with LePhone S880. Launched in the Chinese market on Monday, LePhone's screen is LeHuge at 5 inches. And unlike the Samsung GALAXY Note, that's about where the story ends. Consider that the display offers WVGA resolution which works on smaller screens, but at this size the pixel density is nothing to write home about. Under the hood is an underwhelming single-core 1GHz MediaTek processor and 512MB of RAM is on board. Native storage is but 4GB, but that can be expanded via the use of the microSD slot on the handset. There is a 5MP camera on back and a .3MP shooter in front. A 2,250mAH battery keeps the power on, and Android 4.0 is pre-installed. There is also a dual-SIM card for WCDMA/GSM networks. The whole package is just 9.9mm thick and weighs all of 200 grams.
The low specs certainly weigh against the Lenovo LePhone S880 heading to the States. As far as pricing is concerned, the unit is 2,199 Yuan or about $345 U.S. Dollars. You can check it out in action in the video below, but be warned that you will need your Chinese to English dictionary to understand it.