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O+ Fab Nova 3G Price Php 8,995, Specs, Features : Tablet with Phone Functionality, Out Now! O+ Phablet Initial Hands-On!

Went to the Mega Sale of SM San Lazaro last Sunday afternoon and at the mall's top floor, I saw a crowd gathering around O+'s new kiosk.

I pushed and shoved my way though the mob and when I finally reached the booth, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the device that a lot of them were checking out. I haven't seen it before -- and I'm probably the biggest O+ fan you'll meet.

O+ Fab Nova 3G, O+ Tablet, O+ Phone Tablet

Apparently, the American company O+ has just quietly launched the O+ Fab Nova 3G Android phablet in the Philippines! It's the more expensive sibling of the O+ Fab 3G smartphone-tablet hybrid that I featured on TechPinas last month.

O+ Fab Nova 3G, O+ Tablet, O+ Phone Tablet

With SRP of Php 8,995, O+ Fab Nova 3G is a thousand pesos more expensive than the first Fab. But for that additional amount, you do get a more gorgeous device with slightly better technical specifications.

O+ Fab Nova 3G, O+ Tablet, O+ Phone Tablet

As you can see, O+ Fab Nova 3G's design language is largely similar to that of the Apple iPad Mini albeit lacking a metallic shell and having a smaller display. Like Apple's midrange slate, O+'s new phablet has tapered sides and even sports a home button (with + sign) below the 7-inch 1280 x 800 pixels resolution IPS display (versus the 7-inch 600 x 976 pixels TFT display on O+ Fab 3G).

O+ Fab Nova 3G, O+ Tablet, O+ Phone Tablet

Other technical specifications include a 1 GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex A7-based MediaTek MT6577 processor running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system with stock user interface, an 8 MegaPixel autofocus main camera with BSI sensor and LED flash, a 2 MegaPixel front cam, 8GB of expandable internal storage (5.5 GB user available), HD video recorder, FM Radio, Dual SIM Dual Standby capability, and WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity support.

O+ Fab Nova 3G, O+ Tablet, O+ Phone Tablet

As yet, we've yet to hear from O+ on the exact capacity of Nova's battery, which off hand, looks non-removable. (Update: According to a trusted source, O+ Fab Nova 3G is powered by a 2,800 mAh Li-Ion battery versus the 3,000 mAh pack running O+ Fab 3G.) We're also excited to know which accessories and items come with the package, as O+ is known to bundle lots of freebies with their products.

O+ Fab Nova 3G, O+ Tablet, O+ Phone Tablet

TP Friends, here's a quick initial hands-on video of O+ Fab Nova 3G that I recorded during SM San Lazaro's Mega Sale. Pardon the quality -- I had to do it really fast as a lot of other O+ fans were lined up behind me waiting eagerly to have their turn and play with the phablet.


O+ Fab Nova 3G is now available at all O+ Kiosks and partner retailers nationwide. Again, its official price is Php 8,995 -- and having played with the phablet, for that amount, I think it's already sulit.

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