For all intents and purposes, the 2016 edition of the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin has come to an end, with our own Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera recapping everything of note announced before and during Europe’s largest industrial exhibition in the latest Pocketnow Weekly installment.
Technically however, Wednesday, September 7 is the exhibition’s closing day, with some booths still hiding a few secrets two men (or even five or ten) couldn’t have humanly uncovered by themselves.
Case in point, the low-key P2 and A Plus handhelds Lenovo bizarrely kept under wraps even after wild K6, K6 Note and Power sightings. The former also oddly drops the rumored Vibe moniker, nonetheless following in the footsteps of last year’s Vibe P1 with a similarly gargantuan 5,100mAh battery.
The Full HD AMOLED screen is fittingly massive, at 5.5 inches, with Snapdragon 625 processing power, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage inside the European version, China soon getting a souped-up 4/64 gig configuration. Both feature 13 and 5MP cameras, as well as fingerprint recognition, with old continent pricing set at €250.
Smartphone first-timers should be way more excited about the €70 Lenovo A Plus, which looks cheap, packs pretty horrible internals by 2016 standards, but, well, only costs the equivalent of $78. Its sub-par spec sheet includes a 854 x 480 pix res 4.5-inch display, quad-core MT6580 SoC, 1GB RAM, 5 and 2MP cams, and 2,000mAh battery. No wonder Lenovo kept this on the hush-hush.