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Lenovo’s Yoga Book and Phab 2 Pro are now available in Malaysia

By John Law - on 7 Dec 2016, 5:20pm

Lenovo’s Yoga Book and Phab 2 Pro are now available in Malaysia

Fashion designer Orson Li Yu (fourth from left) and Khoo Hung Chuan, General Manager, Lenovo Malaysia and Singapore (fourth from right) posing with the Yoga Book and Phab 2 series of smartphones.

Nearly a year after Lenovo’s major announcement for the products at both CES 2016 and IFA 2016 , the Yoga Book and Phab 2 Pro are finally here in Malaysia.

The Yoga Book first came into light during Lenovo’s keynote at Germany several months prior, during the country’s annual IFA 2016 event exhibition. The 2-in-1 device is one of the most innovative devices to-date for the company, its unique tablet and Halo keyboard slate makes it a device that definitely stands out above the rest. It's light too, weighing at just little more than half a kilo.

The Yoga Book is available with either the Windows 10 or Android OS.

We’ve already covered the Yoga Book in quite thoroughly, and you can read our earlier report of the device that we had written on back during IFA 2016.

Below is a summarized specs list of the Yoga Book:

  • Intel Atom x5-Z8550
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage (expandable via microSD up to 128GB)
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Windows 10 or Android OS
  • 10.1-inch Full HD IPS Touch Display
  • Halo Keyboard with haptic feedback
  • Pen input (with 2,048 levels of pressure)
  • Dolby Audio Premium
  • 8,500mAh battery
  • SIM card slot (for mobile data)
  • Weight: 690g

The Yoga Book will retails at an SRP of RM2,599 and, as mentioned, it comes with either Windows 10 or the most currently used Android OS, which is Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was the second product to take the stage, along with its two other Phab 2 models, the Phab 2 Plus, and the Phab 2.

As mentioned, the Phab 2 Pro first made its debut during CES 2016 back at the beginning of the year. Compared to other Android smartphones that are currently on the market, the Phab 2 Pro has the unique distinction of being the first phone that supports Google’s Tango technology.

Tango was first announced back in 2014 during Google’s annual I/O show, and it was Google’s initiative of enabling computer vision on mobile devices. The end result of their endeavor was a bunch of features that is housed within the Phab 2 Pro, allowing it to perform actions such as motion-tracking, depth perception, and even area learning. Of course, the phone can also be used to play Tango-specific titles, and can even be paired with custom-made peripherals, such as this Lenovo-made gun-shaped controller in the picture above.

Specs-wise, this is what the Phab 2 houses:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC (built for Tango)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage (expandable via microSD up to 128GB)
  • 6.4-inch Quad HD display (2,560 x 1,440)
  • 16MP main camera with PDAF Fast-focus and motion-tracking sensor for Tango
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Dolby Atmos and Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 (with Triple Array Microphones and Active Noise-Cancelation)
  • Dual Hybrid SIM
  • 4,050mAh Li-Ion battery (supports Fast Charge)
  • Weight: 259g

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will retail at an SRP of RM1,899, and will be available at authorized resellers after the middle of December. Also, both the Phab 2 Plus and Phab 2 will be retailing at RM1,299 and RM899 respectively from the middle of December onwards as well.

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