Lenovo announces affordable, big-screened PHAB2 and dual camera-equipped PHAB2 Plus

Lenovo announces affordable, big-screened PHAB2 and dual camera-equipped PHAB2 Plus
On stage, Lenovo announced two phones that may not have anything to do with Motorola, but are fairly interesting nevertheless. They are the PHAB2, an affordable phablet with some important highlights and the PHAB2 Plus, a better spec'd out, dual-camera version of the same phone.

With its 6.4-inch display, the PHAB2 definitely lives up to its name, and the spec sheet has some nice surprises, although the 720p screen resolution and quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek chip don't count among them. Featuring a tasteful plastic design held together by a metal frame, the phone runs Android 6.0 and comes with 3GB RAM, a generous 32GB of storage, a 13MP rear camera, and a large 4050mAh battery. Coupled with the energy-efficient MediaTek CPU, the cell ought to provide quite a bit of on-screen time. Aside from being big in general, the PHAB2 is also rather corpulent at 88.9 × 174.9 × 9.6 mm, and weighs an imposing 200g.

The PHAB2 Plus shows Lenovo has cameras to spare, for the phone is equipped with two 13MP f/2.0 cameras on its back. It also benefits from the Futjitsu Milbeaut® image processor, which is used in Leica cameras – which means it has to be cool, right? The 6.4 inch screen gets a 1080p resolution upgrade, the MediaTek chip becomes quad-core, and the front camera turns to 8 megapixels. The rest of the specs match the PHAB2, although the 218 grams weight makes for a substantial bit of heft.

Priced at a reasonable $199 and $299, respectively, the PHAB2 and PHAB2 Plus will be available starting in July. Presumably, Lenovo will be selling these globally, including the United States and Europe.

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Phab 2
  • Display 6.4" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4050 mAh(32h talk time)
Phab 2 Plus
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4050 mAh(23h talk time)

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2 Comments

1. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

So what is the dual camera for? 3d?

2. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Maybe I missing something, but I don't understand the price point of the Phab 2 and Phab 2 Plus. The Plus model has a higher-res screen, dual camera, metal body, and fingerprint scanner. It has better specs than the regular model but it's only $100 more. So why would I buy the regular model when the Plus seems to be a way better value?

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