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Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo announced, but its basically still the Vibe P1

The Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo has just been announced, but it's a little difficult to know just how it's different from the original Vibe P1.

Published onFebruary 11, 2016


Lenovo doesn’t seem to quite know what the term “Turbo” generally means when attached to a new smartphone. The Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo has just been announced in Indonesia, but it’s almost identical to the Vibe P1 which was announced at IFA 2015.

Sure, the Vibe P1 Turbo has a massive 5,000 mAh battery, but so did the P1. It also supports Quick Charge 2.0 to get 60% charge in 30 minutes, but so did the P1. You can also use the P1 Turbo to reverse charge other devices, just like the P1. It also has the same processor, internal storage, Android version, fingerprint scanner and display. So what’s actually new about the P1 Turbo?


That’s a hard one to answer actually, because the product listing on Lenovo’s Indonesian site is so inconsistent. The splash page says the P1 Turbo has a 13 MP camera (the same as the P1) but the specs page says 16 MP. The splash page says 3 GB of RAM but the specs page lists 2 GB, just like the P1. It looks like the P1 gets dual micro-SIMs this time rather than nano-SIMs, but I wouldn’t guarantee it.

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As confusing as this all is, the Vibe P1 Turbo also (probably) comes with NFC, LTE, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, GPS and FM radio. That’s on top of a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 (with four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and four at 1.1 GHz), 32 GB internal storage, fingerprint scanner, Android 5.1 Lollipop, microSD expansion up to 128 GB and tri-color flash on the whatever-it-is-MP camera.

You can pre-order the Vibe P1 Turbo for 3,999,000 IDR (~$295) via the link below. Probably.

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