It’s not exactly a secret that smartphones are becoming bigger and bigger as time goes by. When the first Galaxy Note launched back in 2011, it sported a 5.3-inch display which was considered to be huge. Well, fast forward 4 years, and you’ll see a ton of 5.5-6” devices which are considered to be perfectly normal. Times have changed, and we’re seeing huge handsets available in the market, and it’s not that easy to find many flagship handsets which sport displays smaller than 5.5-inches. We’ve come to a point when even the over 6-inch displays are considered relatively normal, and those devices are still considered phablets, even though there are a ton of 7-inch tablets available out there. Huawei has released the 6.8-inch P8Max phablet earlier this year, and Lenovo has announced something similar earlier this month, read on.
This Chinese smartphone OEM has unveiled the Phab Plus phablet recently, a 6.8-inch phablet. Lenovo did say that the device will be available for purchase soon, but they didn’t give out the exact date. Well, it seems like the phablet is now listed in China, and available for purchase in China for 2,599 Yuan ($406). This phablet features a 6.8-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage (expandable via microSD card). The device is powered by the Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core SoC along with an Adreno 405 GPU for graphics. The 13-megapixel camera (OmniVision’s sensor) is available on the back of this phablet, and a 5-megapixel shooter can be found up front. The dual-LED, dual tone flash is also available on the back of this device, and a 3,500mAh is located on the inside of the phone. The Dolby Atmos tech is also included in this package, and the phablet is 7.6mm thick, while it weighs 220 grams. Android Lollipop comes pre-installed here, and Lenovo’s Vibe OS is installed on top of Google’s OS. It is also worth mentioning that this is a dual-SIM device.
In terms of the design, the device sports the industrial look, its design is somewhat understated, which doesn’t have to be a bad thing, of course. The power / lock and volume rocker physical buttons are located on the right-hand side of this phablet, and it doesn’t sport capacitive buttons, but the on-screen ones as you can see in the gallery down below. There you have it, the Lenovo Phab Plus phablet is now available in China, and it remains to be seen if it will launch in any additional markets.