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