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Big hands needed for the 7-inch Lenovo Phab Plus (pictures)

Lenovo's latest tablet is pretending to be a phone.

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If a 6-inch phablet is just too small for you, then you must have trouble buying gloves. Just kidding -- Lenovo's nearly 7-inch Phab range of phones may be just the thing.

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Even as Samsung has kept its Note series to a hand-friendly 5.7 inches, the 6.8-inch Phab and 6.98-inch Phab Plus phones could have limited appeal.

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Lenovo claims the Phab devices can be used with one hand, but even with large hands that'll be tricky.

It's especially hard to keep the phone balanced while stretching your thumb due to the size of the phone.

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Face it -- this is a two-handed phone.

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The higher-end version of the Phab Plus sports a metal unibody design. The lower end model has a plastic body and a just a 720p HD display, so expect to see pixels.

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Both phones come with a rear 13-megapixel camera.

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Here's another look at the metal unibody of the Phab Plus.

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The larger screen does give Lenovo a bit more room to work with, so the phone is pretty slim.

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