Lenovo Vibe P1 and P1m pack huge batteries and two SIM slots

Lenovo Vibe P1 1Lenovo introduced the Vibe P series with two new models – the P1 and P1m. The P stands for power, both handsets features massive batteries and the ability to charge up other devices.

Lenovo Vibe P1

Features a whopping 5,000mAh battery, the P1 promises up to 81 hours of battery life. The charger puts out a ridiculous 24W of power – just below Oppo’s 25W VOOC charger. The Rocket Charge function monitors the battery to prevent overheating and will give you close to 3 hours of talk time in 5 minutes of charging.

The phone can charge various accessories (like a Bluetooth headset) over USB OTG, it has enough juice for phones with smaller capacities too. The Lenovo Vibe P1 is so focused on long battery life that it features a physical switch, the OneKey Power Saver, that activates a low-power mode that doubles the battery endurance.

Lenovo Vibe P1 2

The phone has an aluminum body with Gorilla Glass 3 on top of a 5.5″ 1080p display (IPS). The Home key below the screen packs a fingerprint reader for added security. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 615 chipset with 2GB of RAM, running Android 5.1.

The Lenovo Vibe P1 features a 13MP camera with phase-detection autofocus on the back and a 5MP selfie camera.

It’s a dual-SIM with LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac (with Wi-Fi boost that allegedly improves range) and Bluetooth 4.1. It also packs. At 189g and 9.9mm thickness it’s a bit chunky, but for that you get up to 30 days of battery life (on a 4G network) and 44-45 hours of talk time (on 3G-4G).

The Lenovo Vibe P1 will launch in October starting at $280.

Lenovo Vibe P1m

The smaller of the two, the P1m features a 5″ 720p screen and 4,000mAh battery. It can power other gadgets over USB OTG and features OneKey Power Saver but not Rocket Charge. Instead it relies on standard Quick Charge – 2 and half hours of talking in 15 minutes, 2 hours and 40 minutes to full battery.

The chipset on the Lenovo Vibe P1m isn’t as fast as that of its big brother either, a MediaTek MT6735P chipset brings a modest 1GHz quad-core processor, but it does keep the 2GB of RAM and runs Android 5.1.

Lenovo Vibe P1m 1


The body of the phone is made of polycarbonate and the innards have been nano-coated (by P2i), making it splash-proof. It’s thinner and lighter too – 9.3mm and 148g.

The Vibe P1m is still a dual-SIM phone with LTE connectivity, it also offers Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1. You can expect 16 hours of talk time and 20 days on standby on a 4G network (23 on 3G).

The Lenovo P1m will launch earlier than the P1 – mid-September – and will start at $160.


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