As it promised, Lenovo today launched the PHAB 2 phablet in the Indian market. Its more expensive sibling, the PHAB 2 Plus was launched over a month back in the country. Both models are similar in a lot of ways, but the PHAB 2 does come with a few downgrades, making it more affordable. Lenovo has priced the PHAB 2 at Rs.11,999 in India and it will be available for purchase December 9th onwards exclusively from online retailer Flipkart. The phablet will be offered in only two color options – Champagne Gold and Gunmetal Grey.
Similar to the PHAB 2 Plus, the PHAB 2 comes with a humongous 6.4-inch display, but with lower 720 x 1280 HD resolution instead of Full HD. The phablet is powered by a MediaTek MT8735 quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz, with the Mali-T720 GPU powering the graphics. The SoC is complemented by 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot is present, allowing users to expand the storage further by up to 128GB. However, since it is a hybrid slot, you will have to use it as a single-SIM device if you wish to expand the storage.
At the rear of the phablet lies a 13MP primary shooter with phase detection autofocus technology and an LED flash. For selfies, the phablet includes a standard 5MP unit on the front, boasting of an 85-degree wide-angle lens. In the audio department, the PHAB 2 comes with Dolby Atmos support with 5.1 Dolby Audio Capture and a triple-array microphone with active noise-cancellation.
Moving on to connectivity, the Lenovo PHAB 2 offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, and 4G LTE network support with VoLTE. The huge phablet packs a 4050mAh capacity battery inside, which coupled with the 720p resolution of the display, should be able to deliver pretty decent battery stamina. In terms of dimensions, the phablet measures 175 x 88.5 x 9.6mm and weighs in at a hefty 225 grams. It runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, with Lenovo’s Vibe UI custom Android skin on top.