Technically it’s a tablet with smartphone capabilities, nonetheless Lenovo seems to be upping the ante by reviving their line of “phablets” with the Lenovo Tab V7. Announced at the 2019 Mobile World Conference, Lenovo bucked the trend by not introducing a folding smartphone.
With a slim bezel that puts the screen-to-body ratio at about 81%, the 6.95-inch IPS LCD screen with a 2,160 x 1,080 resolution. There are also two front-facing Dolby speakers, which really makes watching some Netflix on this phone to be an entertaining endeavour. It will also run on Android 9.0, have a 5,180mAh battery, and weighs at about 195 grams.
It will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, which is the industry standard at this point, and is good enough to run some of the best games on Android. There are also two versions of the Tab V7, one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. And lastly, there’s a 13-megapixel fixed-focus back camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera.
While availability in Malaysia has not been announced yet, the Tab V7 has an estimated price of MYR 1,200, which is pretty affordable for a phone of this size and capability, and a good alternative to the upcoming onslaught of MYR 8,000 - 10,000 folding phones.