Lenovo A Plus and Lenovo (Vibe) P2 official: latter gets 5.5" FHD display & 5100 mAh battery

Lenovo has quietly made a few changes to its smartphone line-up over the past week. Having announced a trio of pleasant-looking K6 devices, the firm has also brought the Lenovo A Plus and Lenovo P2 to the fold. The former is a very cheap handset touting a bare-bones smartphone experience, while the latter is among a growing number of appealing upper-mid-rangers. 

The Lenovo A Plus, seen above to the left, offers standard low-end fare. Its 4.5-inch display chugs out a very lowly 480 x 854 resolution, while MediaTek's 1.3 GHz MT6580 chip along with one gig of RAM is about as frugal as it gets. The 8 GB storage isn't much to work with either, but thankfully, Lenovo has gone to the trouble of including microSD support. 

The 2000 mAh battery is quite small when compared even with moderately-stocked smartphones on the market. However, since the device carries such little power across the board, it should last a decent stretch before the lights go out. Elsewhere, the handset gets a 5-megapixel shooter on the back with LED flash, while the 2-megapixel front-facing camera is not intended for your everyday selfie lover. 

Packing 4G with VoLTE support, the Lenovo A Plus is available in Europe for the price of €69 ($77), while a dual-SIM variant is on offer for €79 ($88).

A successor to the Lenovo Vibe P1, the Lenovo P2's star attraction is once again it's gargantuan battery. The 5000 mAh juice pack of its predecessor has been bumped slightly 5100 mAh, while the newer Snapdragon 625 SoC displaces the Snapdragon 615. 

As was confirmed by recent TENAA certification, the P2 includes a 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 display that offers a respectable 401 PPI. The current version out in Europe includes 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB expandable real estate, but Lenovo has promised an upcoming edition for China with 4 gigs of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. 

Unlike the K6 models, the Lenovo P2's fingerprint sensor is baked onto the front of the device, where it's joined by a 5-megapixel selfie camera. A 13-megapixel Sony snapper, meanwhile, adorns the back. 

So, with five new smartphones from Lenovo over the past week — six if you include the Moto Z Play unveiled by its Motorola Mobility division — there's quite a broad range on offer from the Chinese firm. Bearing in mind the recently-announced Moto Z and Moto Z Force as well, Lenovo seems to have most bases covered as it attempts to appeal to the masses. 

Will your next device be a Lenovo? Let us know what you think of these recent announcements below. 

source: Lenovo via MyDrivers (translated)

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11 Comments

1. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

correction: a moto back?

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7570; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Where is the Lenovo Phab 2 with all those cameras and Tango on board. That is what I am waiting for.

7. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

Cheers; fixed!

2. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Wow! I saw a Moto Z Play back! Wake up, writer!

3. dimas

Posts: 3418; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Finally! Lenovo have an answer to sony's compact series! Not.

5. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Now, Sony has no compact flagship to show off.

9. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

I guess you were not so aware with other smartphones that were released in recent years. They have beaten Sony z3 compact flat with lower price.http://laptopmedia.com/top-smartphones-by-battery-life/

4. starjammer

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Come on Lenovo. Bring it to the US.

8. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

will my next device be a Lenovo?? Heck my current phone is from Lenovo, the OnePlus competitor Zuk Z1. :-)

10. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

That's cool. Wanted to get that but i wanted something with bigger battery capacity with quick charge. My current phone is lenovo vibe p1. Almost a year now and the close to stock android experience on this phone is way better than flagship smartphones with their custom UI on it. So i am not upgrading for now. :)

11. boed1

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I would LOVE this phone on Verizon. Finally a phone that really focuses on what I want - to use my phone as a phone. I'm not recording Taylor Swift's next album, I'm not taking pictures for National Geographic - I want to use my phone as a phone! A nice screen and a big ass battery! Best yet it doesn't have some fool all glass design!

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