Six-inch phones are a relatively normal occurrence in flagship devices in 2015, and with that normalcy has come the death of the word “phablet.” For better or worse, Lenovo’s got a shovel and they’re doing some digging with the announcement of the Phab Plus and Phab.
Sporting 6.8 and 6.9-inch displays, Lenovo is once again challenging the limits of what people are willing to carry around on a daily basis and hold against their face for long periods of time. But the Phab and Phab Plus aren’t meant for US, they won’t even be released here, so for markets where a smartphone is some people’s only access to the Internet, a 7-inch device makes a lot of sense.
Other than their gargantuan screens, the Phab phones are spec’d just about right for the price: $299 for the Plus and $179 for the regular Phab. The Plus comes with a Snapdragon 615 with 2GB of RAM, while the Phab comes with just 1GB. However, both do have an HD display. As previously mentioned, these won’t be released in the US, but they will be available elsewhere in September.