It seems that in 2016 the strategies implemented by the smartphone manufacturers are moving in opposite directions: If some manufacturers – including Apple – are committed to the launch of smartphones “old-fashioned” compact display (iPhone if it has a 4 inch Panel), other companies are currently engaged in increasingly large and display devices whose size is more suited to that of a tablet than to that of a telephone. The latter is the case with Lenovo, which with “Phab” introduces what could be defined as a “tablet-phone”. It is in fact a device equipped with a 6.98 inch display that hardly we will put inside the pockets of our pants.
Technical specifications, unfortunately, are the mid-range: 6.98 inch display has a resolution of only Lenovo Phab 1280 by 720 pixels, probably too low to provide a sharp image on a panel with the size so important. The other features of particular interest: the processor is a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8916 410 by, flanked by a GPU Adreno 306,2 GB RAM and an interior space from 16 GB (expandable). Finally, there are 4 g LTE connectivity, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 820.11, GPS, a dual SIM slots, a 5 megapixel front camera, a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 4250mAh. The device measures8.9 mm 97x186x and weighs 250 grams, while the operating system is Android 5.1 Lollipop with proprietary interface Vibe UI.
More specifications: http://www.liuxers.com/lenovo-10-1-tablet-pc/
Lenovo is currently available only on Phab Indian market for Rs. 11.999, approximately 160 euros. No information concerning a possible marketing internationally.
This is not the first time that Lenovo is launching a smartphone equipped with large display: last year, in fact, the Chinese company had made available in India Phab Plus, phablet with 6.8 inch Panel technical features slightly higher than the model announced today.