Lenovo PHAB and PHAB PLUS enter the US as budget 4G call-enabled tablets with plenty of extras
The dual-SIM PHAB features a 7-inch 720x1280 resolution IPS LCD display and is powered by a quad-core 64-bit Qualcomm processor (possibly the Snapdragon 410/412). There are 1GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage memory on-board. Driven by a 4250mAh battery, the phab should be quite a long-lasting one with its frugal chipset, and it's also rather generous in its array of "bonus" features - a 13MP auto-focus rear camera with flash, a 5MP fixed-focus front camera, a 3 x mic array (for noise cancellation and group talking), and Dolby Atmos 3D Surround Sound support. Not exactly stuff that you'd expect to come onto a budget tablet that makes phone calls, but this is Lenovo we're talking about here.
PHABULOUS!Turning our attention to the Lenovo PHAB Plus, we are faced with a design and hardware upgrade that's bound to turn a few heads at the store! This one gets a metal unibody build, a 6.8-inch IPS LCD 1080p resolution screen, and a more capable Snapdragon 615 SoC running the guns. There are 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage on this bombjack, but curiously enough, the PHAB Plus gets a lower capacity 3500mAh battery unit, and loses the three mic array. The 13MP/5MP camera combo and Dolby Atmos 3D both made it through, however.
Both devices run Android 5.0 out of the box and offer one-handed usage software optimizations to make for an easier hands-on time with them. The PHAB will be available in Q4, starting at $179. There won't be a Wi-Fi only version on sale, just the 4G LTE cellular one, sold in black, red, white, and blue. Priced at $299, the LTE-only PHAB Plus will too go on sale in time for the Christmas season, sold in gun-metal and platinum colors.