Lenovo might not be one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in China, at least based on sales numbers, but they’re still one of the largest Chinese tech companies. Lenovo has been trying to leave their mark in the smartphone world for a while now, and they have been succeeding, to an extent. Lenovo’s devices are quite popular in China, and also in India, where the company often releases new products. Speaking of which, Lenovo has just introduced a new phablet in India, the Lenovo PHAB 2.
The Lenovo PHAB 2 was originally announced back in June, alongside the Tango-enabled Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro. The company had recently promised that this phone is coming to India, and they’ve just fulfilled that promise. The Lenovo PHAB 2 is made out of metal, and we’re looking at a really huge device here. This phablet comes with a 6.4-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. This phablet is fueled by MediaTek’s MT8735 64-bit octa-core SoC which runs at 1.3GHz, and the Mali-T720 GPU is here for graphics rendering. The 13-megapixel camera (PDAF) is placed on the back of the Lenovo PHAB 2, and a 5-megapixel camera (85-degree wide-angle lens) is available on the front side of this phablet. The 4,050mAh battery comes with this device as well, and it is not removable. There are two SIM card slots (hybrid dual SIM) inside of the Lenovo PHAB 2, and you do get 4G LTE connectivity on this phone as well. Lenovo had also included the Dolby Atmos audio support with 5.1 Dolby Audio Capture here, and the Triple Array Microphone with Active Noise-Cancellation is also a part of the Lenovo PHAB 2 package. Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on this phablet with Lenovo’s Vibe UI. The Lenovo PHAB 2 measures 175 x 88.5 x 5.5 - 9.6mm, while it weighs 225 grams.
The Lenovo PHAB 2 comes in Gunmetal Gray and Champagne Gold color variants, while it costs Rs. 11,999 ($177) in India. Those of you who are interested in this handset, keep in mind that you’ll be able to purchase it exclusively via Flipkart starting from December 9th, which is only a couple of days away at this point.