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Lenovo PHAB Plus, a gorgeous screen designed for one-hand use

Lenovo fans should checkout the Lenovo PHAB Plus, the latest phablet announced from the company, optimized for single-hand use. The Lenovo PHAB Plus promises “to eliminate the dilemma of choosing between costly smartphones with big screens and underwhelming small tablets by offering a sweet-spot 6.8-inch device with best-in-class entertainment, speedy Internet, and all-day battery life.” This according to the company’s announcements earlier this week.

“With today’s tech-savvy millennial generation in mind, Lenovo is addressing the popularity of larger-screen personal devices, while acknowledging the portability struggles associated with tablet computers. The new PHAB Plus conquers these boundaries, merging the fun of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone in a stylish metallic uni-body casing. Unlike other phablets on the market, the Lenovo PHAB Plus boasts a full HD display optimized for one-hand usage and provides an unrivaled viewing and sound experience, all within an attainable and very competitive US$299 price tag,” said Jeff Meredith, General Manager and Vice President, Tablet Business Unit, Lenovo.

The PHAB Plus allows 24/7 connectivity needs with its Dual SIM and 4G LTW fast connectivity, while running on Android v5.0 (Lollipop).

The PHAB Plus has 13 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras, while the Panorama Selfie function and dual-LED flash help users take photos with more natural color and lifelike skin tones. The Low Light settings enable bright pictures to be taken even in dimly lit environments. Corporate users will enjoy the Smart Tool, which enables a photo of a presentation slide to be taken from any angle, and then adjusted and aligned for best results.

Compatible with both left- and right-handed users, the PHAB Plus has been optimized for one-hand usability, making it more comfortable to hold and use the phablet. Users can double-tap to turn their screen on, long-press anywhere on the screen to take a photo, shake to lock, create a one-hand keyboard that shrinks and snaps to their hand position, and answer calls through a series of voice-activated prompts.

The PHAB Plus also offers a 3,500mAh battery, lending up to 24 hours of talk time and 20 days of standby time, courtesy of a built-in platform that limits the internal temperature of the device.

The PHAB Plus features a 6.8-inch full HD panel display with a definition of 326ppi. The device is compatible with all HD content including photos, movies and games along with 32GB of memory, users now can hold a powerful multimedia experience in one hand.

In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology also offers an ultra-wide viewing angle, significantly enhancing screen legibility and color vibrancy for watching videos and viewing social media content.

“The best way to enjoy your favorite music, movies and TV shows is with amazing sound that puts you inside the action,” said John Couling, Senior Vice President, E-Media Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. “The Lenovo PHAB Plus with Dolby Atmos delivers breathtaking, moving audio for an amazing mobile entertainment experience.”

The device’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip comes with 2GB of memory, all within the uni-body design with round edges and polished buttons. These features are crafted from durable yet lightweight aluminum material. It is available in three iconic colors including Gunmetal Grey, Titanium Silver and Champagne Gold.

Other PHAB options

Lenovo’s PHAB series will also include a PHAB introductory model, offering a bigger HD screen at 6.98 inches. In addition to its unrivalled 4250mAh battery life, the device boasts a 360̊ Voice feature. Its three-microphone solution and dedicated voice processor ensure clean voice input and flawless on-speaker sound. Adding to its slew of features is 1GB of memory and octa-core Qualcomm processor, ensuring a responsive and smooth-running device. The PHAB is 8.9mm thin, 250g and features a color protective back which is available in Tuxedo Black, Polar White, Aqua Blue or Cherry Red.

Pricing and availability

The Lenovo PHAB Plus and PHAB will be available from Lenovo in select countries in September at USD$299 and at USD $179, respectively.