Lenovo Vibe P1 and Vibe P1m arrive as the next battery life powerhouses
The P-series prefix usually denotes phones with huge battery packs and record-breaking battery lives, and the P1/P1m don't stray away from that concept. The larger Lenovo VIBE P1 "combines productivity and security in a sleek package" with a gigantic 5000 mAh battery that will provide you with up to 81 hours of battery life, or more than three days on a charge with normal usage. Given Lenovo's heritage with the P-series, we are inclined to believe that claim.
That's not all there is to the P1, though, as Lenovo has wrapped it in a metal-and-glass chassis, and managed to keep the size at the manageable 152.9 x 75.6 x 4.6-9.9mm (6.02 x 2.98 x 0.18-0.39 in.), though the phone is pretty heavy at 189g (6.67 ounces), which can be expected from a metal casing and a huge power pack. Other than that, the P1 is a midranger with a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS-LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 13 MP rear camera with PDAF, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and up to 128GB microSD card. Lenovo has also included a fingerprint scanner and a rapid charger in the package.
The P1m is the smaller sibling, with a 5" HD display, 64-bit MediaTek MT6735P quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage plus a memory card slot, 8 MP camera, and a 4000 mAh battery. It sports an intriguing advanced nano-coating technology by P2i for protection against accidental splashes and spills, too, and is fairly compact for the battery size, at 141 x 71.8 x 9.3mm.
The metal Lenovo P1 and its 5000 mAh battery will be available in Platinum and Graphite Grey, while the polycarbonate P1m with its splash-resistant nanocoating comes in Onyx Black and Pearl White. Expect for both to appear later this year, with the P1m starting at the very affordable $159 for the full 4000 mAh experience.