To say that the Lenovo VIBE P1 Turbo has the same vibe as the Lenovo VIBE P1 and P1m introduced at last year’s IFA event is undeniable. It’s very obvious. This one is actually an upgraded version of the P1 Pro leaked ahead of last year’s MWC. It’s now 2016 and another Mobile World Congress is about to open and here’s Lenovo relaunching it as the P1 Turbo.
It’s just a change of name so don’t be confused. The same specs are still present: 5.5-inch Full HD screen with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit Octa-Core 1.5GHz processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD card slot (expansion up to 128GB), 16MP rear-facing camera (from 13MP), dual LED flash, 5MP selfie shooter, and a large 5,000 mAh battery. Unit also features a fingerprint sensor, Dual SIM support, 4W Quick Charge 2.0, and 4G/LTE connectivity.
Nothing much has changed in this year’s updated version except for the bump to 16MP from 13MP of the main camera. The final VIBE P1 Pro/P1 Turbo already runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. Still no Marshmallow but moving to 5.1 from 5.0 offers a bit of improvements.
Finally, the Lenovo P1 Turbo is now ready for pre-order in Indonesia for IDR 3,999,000 which is around $298 in the United States. We have no idea if and when it will be available in Europe or North America but at least we know Lenovo is ready to take orders. Choose from among these three color options: Graphite Gray, Gold, and Silver.