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Lenovo Launches the Innovative Yoga Book and Phab 2 Series of Phablets

by Aiman MaulanaDecember 7, 2016
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Not too sure how I feel about Lenovo’s dual-screen laptop. Feels too close to a Nintendo DS.

We haven’t heard much from Lenovo these days on what they’ve been up to, and we were generally curious as to what they have in store for us Malaysians. Plenty of brands out there pushing new stuff for the holiday season and it would be weird if one were to be left out.

Well, Lenovo did launch a few products, a lot more than I anticipated so if you’re shopping around this holiday season, you might want to keep your eye out on these.

 

Lenovo Yoga Book

Lenovo Yoga Book Phab 2 Series

Lenovo today launched the highly innovative Yoga Book and their latest series of Phab 2 smartphones. The Yoga Book is the first of its kind, which features a dual-screen laptop with one being the regular computer display while the other is for their patented Halo keyboard, which appears when a user needs to type and disappears with the touch of a button.

Lenovo Yoga Book Phab 2 Series

The screen on the Halo keyboard can also be used for sketching or taking notes with the use of the Real Pen stylus. It is said that the Yoga Book has a 15-hour battery life, which is pretty amazing but I won’t believe it until I’ve personally tested it myself.

Lenovo Yoga Book Phab 2 Series

The best example I can honestly give for this would be a laptop version of the Nintendo DS. After all, the screen where the keyboard is supposed to be is touch-sensitive. It is pretty innovative, I can you that.

There are 2 versions of the Yoga Book:

Lenovo Yoga Book for Android

ProcessorIntel® AtomTM x5-Z8550 Processor
Operating SystemAndroidTM 6.0.1 Marshmallow
DisplaySize: 10.1” FHD IPS (1920 x 1200)

Color Depth: 16.7 Million

Color Gamut: 70%

Brightness: 400 nits

Touch

On Screen: Capacitive Touch with AnyPen Technology

Create Pad: Capacitive Touch and EMR Pen Technology

CameraRear: 8 MP Auto-Focus

Front: 2 MP Fixed-Focus

AudioDolby Atmos®
MemoryRAM: 4GB LPDDR3

ROM: 64GB

Card Slot: microSDTM; Supports Up to 128 GB

Battery8500 mAh Li-ion Polymer
Pen Input2,048 levels of pressure
WLAN/ WiFiWIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
SIMType: Nano

Slots: Single SIM Slot

Weight690g (1.52 lbs)

Lenovo Yoga Book for Windows

ProcessorIntel® AtomTM x5-Z8550 Processor
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro
DisplaySize: 10.1” FHD IPS (1920 x 1200)

Color Depth: 16.7 Million

Color Gamut: 70%

Brightness: 400 nits

Touch

On Screen : Capacitive Touch with AnyPen Technology

Create Pad: Capacitive Touch and EMR Pen Technology

CameraRear: 8 MP Auto-Focus

Front: 2 MP Fixed-Focus

AudioDolby AudioTM Premium
MemoryRAM: 4GB LPDDR3

ROM: 64GB

Card Slot: microSDTM; Supports Up to 128 GB

Battery8500 mAh Li-ion Polymer
Pen Input2,048 levels of pressure
WLAN/ WiFiWIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Dual Channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)

DimensionsWidth (mm): 256.6

Thickness (mm): 9.6

Height (mm): 170.8

Weight690g (1.52 lbs)

Lenovo Phab 2 Series

Lenovo Yoga Book Phab 2 Series

The Phab 2 series of smartphones include the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, Phab 2 Plus, and the Phab 2. The Phab 2 Pro is a 6.4-inch Android smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset and built for Google’s Tango technology. The Phab 2 Pro also features the Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 with Dolby Atmos playback capabilities, which enables you to record crystal clear, surround sound audio which is made possible with the the Phab 2 Pro’s 3 microphones with spatial capture and noise reduction.

Lenovo Yoga Book Phab 2 Series

The Phab 2 Plus on other hand is similar to the Phab 2 Pro, except that it’s powered by the Mediatek MTK 8783 octa-core chipset. It’s a more camera-centric phablet as the camera boasts an F/2.0 aperture lens with Fujitsu Milbeaut image signal processor that is seen in Leica cameras for better image production.

Lenovo Yoga Book Phab 2 Series

The baseline Phab 2 focuses on augmented reality (AR) technology, and is powered by the Mediatek MTK 8735 quad-core chipset. It’s equally as big as its Phab 2 brethren, but is more focused on giving consumers an affordable AR-capable smartphone.

For a more detailed look into the Phab 2 series, check out the technical specifications just below here:

Phab 2 Pro

ProcessorQualcomm® SnapdragonTM 652 Processor Built for Tango
Operating SystemAndroidTM 6.0
DisplaySize: 6.4” Quad HD (2560 x 1440) 2K IPS Assertive Display

Type: 2.5D Curved Glass

CameraRear: 16 MP PDAF Fast-Focus,

Depth Sensor for Tango,

Motion Tracking Sensor for Tango

Front: 8 MP Fixed-Focus

F2.2 Aperture

1.4 µm Big Pixel

SoundTriple Array Microphones with Active Noise-Cancellation

Dolby Atmos ® Dolby AudioTM Capture 5.1

MemoryRAM: 4 GB

ROM: 64 GB

Expandable Memory: Up to 128 GB, microSDTM

BatteryType: 4050 mAh Li-Ion + Fast Change
GPUAdreno 510
SIMType: Nano SIM + Nano SIM /Micro SD Card

Slots: Dual Slots

ConnectivityWLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth®: Bluetooth ® 4.0

3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

DimensionsWidth (mm): 88.57

Thickness (mm): 6.96 – 10.7

Height (mm): 179.83

Weight259 g (0.57 lbs)

Phab 2 Plus

ProcessorMedia Tek (MTK 8783) Octa-Core Processor
Operating SystemAndroidTM 6.0
DisplaySize: 6.4” Full HD IPS

Type: 2.5D Curved Glass

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

CameraRear: 13 MP Dual Camera

Mibeaut® ISP, F2.0 Aperture

1.34 Big Pixel, Laser Focus with PDAF Light Supplement

Front: 8 MP Fixed-Focus

F2.2 Aperture

1.4 µm Big Pixel

Light Supplement

SoundTriple Array Microphone with Active Noise-Cancellation

Dolby Atmos ® Dolby AudioTM Capture 5.1

MemoryRAM: 3 GB

ROM: 32 GB

Expandable Memory: Up to 128 GB, microSDTM

BatteryType: 4050 mAh Li-Ion
GPUMaliTM-T720
SIMType: Micro SIM + Nano SIM /Micro SD Card

Slots: Dual Slots

ConnectivityWLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth®: Bluetooth ® 4.0

3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

DimensionsWidth (mm): 88.3

Thickness (mm): 5.5 – 9.6

Height (mm): 173.89

Weight218 g (0.48 lbs)

Phab 2

ProcessorMedia Tek (MTK 8735) Quad-Core Processor
Operating SystemAndroidTM 6.0
DisplaySize: 6.4″ HD

Type: IPS

Resolution: 1280 x 720

CameraRear: 13 MP PDAF Fast-Focus

Front: 5 MP 85O Wide Angle

SoundTriple Array Microphone with Active Noise-Cancellation Dolby Atmos ® Dolby AudioTM Capture 5.1
MemoryRAM: 3 GB

ROM: 32 GB

Expandable Memory: Up to 128 GB, microSDTM

Battery4050 mAh Li-Ion
GPUMaliTM-T720
SIMType: Micro SIM + Micro SIM/ Micro SD Card

Slots: Dual Slots

ConnectivityWLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n

Bluetooth®: Bluetooth ® 4.0

3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

DimensionsWidth (mm): 89.5

Thickness (mm): 5.5 – 9.6

Height (mm): 175

Weight225 g (0.5 lbs)

Pricing and Availability

Lenovo Yoga Book Phab 2 Series

The Lenovo Yoga Book will be available in both Windows and Android versions, and will be retailing for RM2.599 inclusive of GST.  It will be bundled together with a Yoga Book sleeve, Real Pen, and Book Pad, and will be available in Lenovo Exclusive Stores starting end of December.

Lenovo Yoga Book Phab 2 Series

The Phab 2 series of smartphones will be bundled with a protective clear case, and will be available in Lenovo Exclusive Stores as well as Lenovo Multi Brand stores starting mid-December. The Phab 2 Pro, Phab 2 Plus, and the Phab 2 will be retailing for RM1,899, RM1,299, and RM899 respectively and inclusive of GST.

 

Pokdepinion: While the Lenovo Yoga Book is indeed highly innovative, it’s going to be tough to find a crowd that’s willing to swap out a regular keyboard in favour of the Halo keyboard. Sure, you can always connect an actual keyboard externally how many people are willing to do lug around a keyboard? The smartphones are affordable, that’s for sure, but three 6.4″ smartphones seems a bit too much. Maybe just one would do fine because the phone is EFFING HUGE!

About The Author
Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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