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Lenovo goes the no-brainer route with its PHAB Plus phablet

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Termed to be a phablet, the PHAB Plus seems to be Lenovo’s answer to the already blurred line of phone to tablets. Measuring at a humongous 6.8-inch, the manufacturer claims the device is optimized for one-handed use, but that remains to be seen (even to those with fairly large hands).

Announced at IFA, the Chinese tech company released two phone dubbed the PHAB Plus and the oddly (bigger) named PHAB. The former is the higher-end device, hence the name and it sports a FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution screen.

Other specs includes dual-SIM 4G LTE support, 2GB of RAM and runs an Octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC. 32GB is the standard for internal storage out of the box and is easily expandable through a microSD card.

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Lenovo’s PHAB Plus dons a 13-megapixel rear sensor along with a 5-megapixel front lens for your photo taking needs. To round off the internals, it carries a 3500 mAh battery to juice all the other components and weighs in at 229g.

Moving on to the entry-level PHAB, unsuitably being the more affordable option, you’d expect it to smaller but this “phablet” maxes out at just a hair under 6.98-inches. Although, its screen gets a size step-up, it runs at a lower 1200 x 720 resolution and has less RAM (1GB) on board. Processor-wise it’s a mystery but it is an Octa-core Qualcomm chipset. Forgoing a lot when specs are considered, it does fortunately carry a bigger 4250 mAh battery to power its bigger display.

Both phone/tablet/whatever you want to call it runs on Android 5.0 out of the box for its OS. However, if you’re interested in this peculiar market-segment, you’ll be happy to know there are other considerations out there; like the P8 Max and the Samsung Galaxy W. Pricing for the two Lenovo devices are $300 for the PHAB Plus and $180 for the PHAB.

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