Lenovo launches Vibe P1 Turbo With 16MP Camera & 5000mAh battery

by Joel 1

Lenovo has just sliently announced a new smartphone for the Indonesian market, namely the Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo. This is a slightly better version of the Lenovo Vibe P1 that was announced last year.


Despite the name, Vibe P1 Turbo, there aren’t many differences between this and the standard model. One major upgrade in this new model is the camera at the back. Instead of a traditional 13MP rear sensor, Lenovo has used a slightly larger 16MP sensor with dual LED flash. The Lenovo website also mentions an upgrade in the memory department, with 3GB RAM, however, in another page on the official website, the RAM is mentioned as just 2GB. So, we will have to confirm from the company whether there’s an upgrade in this department.

Rest of the specs are the same as the P1. So, you get a large 5000mAh battery on board with 24W Quick Charge technology. There’s a 5.5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080p display. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz. There’s 32GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via MicroSD card. Given the large battery, the phone is a bit thick, featuring a 9.9mm body. It weighs 187 grams, which is once again on the higher side.

Despite being announced in Indonesia, the phone could be launched in other countries as well as it supports a range of LTE networks including FDD Bands 1/3/7/20 and TDD Band 40. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, A-GPS, Radio and dual SIM dual standby support. Finally for software, you get Android 5.1 with Vibe UI on top.

The Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo is currently available for pre-order at approximately $300 from various retailers in Indonesia. The company is yet to announce any details about a possible international release.

So, here are the specs summary:

  • 5.5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080p Display (401ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core chip clocked at 1.5GHz
  • 2GB / 3GB RAM (yet to be confirmed)
  • 32GB Internal Storage with MicroSD expansion slot (up to 128GB)
  • 16MP Rear Camera With Dual LED flash
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • LTE FDD: Bands 1/3/7/20
  •       TDD: Band 20
  • Android 5.1 With Vibe UI
  • Fingerprint Sensor, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, FM Radio, Dual SIM
  • 152.9 x 75.6 x 9.9mm
  • 187 grams
  • Platinum & Graphite Grey Colors
  • $297