Lenovo unveils its supersized iPhone 6 knockoff
Lenovo today unveiled its new Phab Plus smartphone, a supersized device with a 6.8-inch display that’s a blatant iPhone 6 knockoff. The device is coming to the U.S. later this month, assuming Apple’s lawyers can’t get it banned before then.
The Phab Plus may be big, but it hopes to be just like the iPhone 6 in every other way. It sports a familiar aluminum unibody design when rounded edges and integrated antennas, and even comes in the same silver, grey, and gold color options.
Lenovo has even placed the screws holding the Phab Plus together either side of the handset’s charging port — just like Apple did — and skinned its icons so that they’re all the same shape, just like the icons on iOS.
According to Lenovo, the Phab Plus “merges the best of a smartphone and the best of a tablet” by combining a large screen and decent speakers with the ability to make calls, send text messages, and take great photos.
But despite its size, the Phab Plus isn’t exactly a giant on the inside. It’s powered by a midrange, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor; 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, with a 13-megapixel camera on its back. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
The Phab Plus’ price tag reflects those specifications, however. When the device goes on sale in the U.S. later this month, it will be priced at $299 off-contract, which is $450 cheaper than an iPhone 6 Plus.