Ask yourself this: how big can a phablet get before it enters tablet territory? Well, according to Lenovo, a 7-inch device is still considered a phablet. At IFA 2015, Lenovo unveiled two “aptly” named devices, the Phab and Phab Plus, which feature 6.98-inch and 6.8-inch displays respectively.
The peculiar naming convention aside, the Phab Plus is evidently the higher-end offering of the two, although it has a smaller 6.8-inch display. Its specifications include a 1920 x 1080 resolution IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras, a 3,500mAh battery, a metal construction, and Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
The lower-end offering, the Phab, has a 6.98-inch 720p IPS display, an unspecified Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing shooter, a 4,250mAh battery, a polycarbonate body, and Android 5.0 out of the box. Oddly enough, although it’s not as well-equipped as the Phab Plus, it has a bigger battery capacity.
The Lenovo Phab and Phab Plus will be made available in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America for US$179 (about RM755) and US$299 (approximately RM1,260) respectively. No word yet on the pricing and availability of these “phablets” in Malaysia.