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Lenovo Announces Vibe P1 With Massive 5000 mAh Battery

Lenovo Announces Vibe P1 With Massive 5000 mAh Battery

Included in the virtual flood of Lenovo announcements Wednesday was the Vibe P1, an Android phone which comes with a whopping 5000 mAh battery to accompany a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a Snapdragon 615 processor. Rated at up to 81 hours of battery life, the Vibe P1 also includes “Rocket Charge” so after you’ve stayed up for over 3 days straight while constantly using the phone you can quickly get back to full capacity on that fourth day.

The Vibe P1 features a premium metal/glass chassis, with a curved aluminum back – while this should make holding the phone more comfortable, it remains to be seen how wobbly it could be when placed on a flat surface while charging. Also included is a fingerprint scanner, which is quickly becoming the norm even for mid-range phones. The full list of features follows, as advertised by Lenovo:

  • 5000mA battery1, one of the highest capacities for smartphones, to meet today’s always-on lifestyle at 81 hours2 long battery life
  • Rocket Charge function with smart overheat protection can get 2.8 hours’ talk time with a simple 5-minute charger3
  • “OneKey® Power Saver” provides users up to twice the regular battery life4, simply at the flick of a switch
  • Rapid OTG charging to charge USB accessories, such as Bluetooth headsets, on the go
  • Fingerprint scanner embedded on the Home button can be used to effortlessly unlock the phone
  • Near-Field Communication (NFC) supports one-touch pairing with other devices and electronic payment
  • Alluring metal-and-glass design, featuring a curved aluminum rear cover for enhanced ergonomics
  • The screen is reinforced with Gorilla® Glass 3 Corning’s scratch and crack-resistant glass material
  • Wi-Fi Boost maintains Internet connection even under poor Wi-Fi receptions, and adjusts range to save power
  • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 615 Octa- Core processor for powerful performance with Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop), Google’s latest OS
  • LTE (4G), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity for fast and easy uploads and Internet access

1 Standard size 5000mAh; Minimal size 4900mAh (for markets with special regulations like Taiwan)
2 Battery life based on simulation results and is an estimated maximum average. Actual battery life may vary based on many factors.
3 5 minutes of charging boosts battery volume from 12% to 19%, giving you 166 minutes of talk time when the power saver is turned on and in dark screen mode.
4 Actual battery life may vary based on many factors, but this mode has the potential to double battery life while restricting access to certain apps and features.

Full specs follow:

  • Processor: 64-bit Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615 1.5GHz Octa-Core
  • Operating System: Android™ 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Display/Resolution: 5.5-inch FHD (1920X1080) IPS
  • Color Platinum, Graphite Grey
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: Up to 32GB internal storage, up to 128GB microSD
  • Sound: 1x speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, Smart PA
  • Connectivity: 4G (LTE), 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS
  • Camera: 13MP phase-detection auto-focus rear camera with dual-color flash, 5MP secondary front camera
  • Battery: 5000mAh (embedded)
  • Materials: Aluminum frame, front Gorilla Glass 3
  • Dimensions: 152.9 x 75.6 x 4.6-9.9mm (6.02 x 2.98 x 0.18-0.39 in.)
  • SIM Support: Dual Nano SIM

The P1 will be available in platinum and graphite grey colors. Unfortunately, this $279 mid-range powerhouse won’t be available in North America.

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Jeff McIntire

Jeff has been an avid Android user since late 2010 (starting with the Samsung Captivate and later the Fascinate). He has been covering Android-related news since early 2012, with a focus on the rooted/development community. He also has been publishing icon packs for Phunktastic Designs since late 2015.