Lenovo has finally officially unveiled its two battery behemoths, the Vibe P1 and Vibe P1m smartphones, sporting enormous battery capacities of up to 5,000 mAh. These devices are designed for the busy user who needs a phone that won’t run out of juice before they do.
The Vibe P1 is the higher end of the duo and will come with a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display, powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor and 2GB of RAM. Internal storage is rated at 32GB but that’s expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card. The phone also has dual-SIM capabilities and supports 4G LTE.
Beneath the Vibe P1’s aluminium body lies its party piece, the enormous 5,000 mAh battery with quick charge support. Security is also beefed up with a fingerprint scanner located underneath the physical home button. Camera wise, the Vibe P1 sports a 13-megapixel rear shooter with PDAF and a dual-LED flash alongside a 5-megapixel fixed focus front camera that is enhanced with a host of beauty features.
On the other hand, the lower end Vibe P1m will instead be packaged with a 5-inch 720p HD display with a 1.0GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage running under the hood. The P1m also supports expandable memory in the form of a microSD card up to 32GB. As a little cherry on top, the Vibe P1m will also get a splash-proof nano coating that will protect itself from accidental spills.
In the optics department, the Vibe P1m gets a watered down 8-megapixel back + 5-megapixel front camera combo. Like its bigger brother, the Vibe P1m will also support dual-SIM and 4G LTE connectivity. Compared to the massive 5,000 mAh battery in the Vibe P1, this lower end device will ‘only’ have a 4,000 mAh battery, but since it is bundled with a lower 720p display, the smartphone should have no problems lasting you a day.
When you do eventually need to charge it, you can have it up and running again in a jiffy with the phone’s Quick Charge 2.0 support. Lenovo states that a full charge for the Vibe P1 from empty would take 2 hours on its own charger.
Both devices will come running Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. Both smartphones also have the ability to charge other USB powered devices through a USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable. The Vibe devices also have a dedicated power saver switch to extend its battery life should it go low. When toggled on however, the phone brings up a new home screen where you can assign six apps to use during power saver mode.
The Vibe P1 will set you back RM1,199 and comes in Platinum and Graphite Grey options, whereas the Vibe P1m will retail for RM649 and have Pearl White and Onyx Black as colour options. If you want to get your hands on these devices, the Vibe P1 will be available in authorised retail stores and online at Lazada starting 19 November. The Vibe P1m, on the other hand, will be available exclusively via online retailer Lazada from 19 November onwards and will only hit the shelves of authorised local retailers in December. Lazada is offering an RM50 discount and two free gifts with every purchase of the Vibe P1m.