In October last year, Lenovo has officially unveiled two new smartphones with extra large batteries that make them compete with the Marathon devices from Gionee. After that, there are few rumors about the launch of the successor for Vibe P1 and also a mini variant. The Vibe P1 Mini with a metal body is spotted on TENAA listing revealing the possible specifications. There are also few rumors about the Vibe P1 Pro with upgraded specifications than the Vibe P1.
All in a sudden Lenovo has launched the successor for Vibe P1 called as Vibe P1 Turbo in Indonesia in February this year. Now, the same Vibe P1 Turbo is made available in the Indian market for Rs. 17,999. The Vibe P1 Turbo comes with a physical home button that also houses the fingerprint sensor. The design of the Vibe P1 Turbo is exactly similar the Vibe P1, even most of the internals also remain same on both these devices.
It comes with 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. The device is powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and coupled with Adreno 405 GPU. The Vibe P1 Turbo comes with 3GB of RAM while the Vibe P1 is limited to just 2GB of RAM. It has 32GB of internal storage that can be further expanded upto 128GB.
On the camera front, it has the same 13MP sensor as on the Vibe P1 and is accompanied with a dual tone LED flash and Phase Detect Auto Focus (PDAF) for better captures. There is a 5MP selfie camera on the front for capturing selfies and video calls. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with customized Vibe UI overlaid. We can expect it to be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the coming months.
The device is backed by a 5,000mAh non-removable battery that is said to give 49 hours of talk time and lasts up to 30 days on standby. It supports reverse charging for powering other devices via OTG. With the 24W Turbo Charing, the device is rated to give three hours of talk time with just five minutes of charging. The dedicated hardware button for enabling power saving mode is also present on this device.
It supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G LTE along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. The device comes in all metal body and will be available in the colors – Silver, Gold, and Graphite Grey. At Rs. 17,999, the Vibe P1 Turbo faces tougher competition from the Gionee Marathon M5 which packs a massive 6,020mAh battery but lacks fingerprint sensor.