It’s now official, Lenovo has today taken the wraps off the first Project Tango phone, the Phab 2 Pro, it’s the interesting member of the range – took more than an year in making. Following the Tango tablet, launched in 2014, the Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro come with Tango-enabled features, to have an AR experience that “disappears” into the background, very useful and helps you do stuff easier and better. Google thinks these AR features are going to become the next GPS.
Lenovo has announced PHAB 2 Pro smartphone for consumers at the Tech World 2016 in San Fransisco in partnership with Google, as it was promised to launch this year at the Consumer Electronics Show. Today, the China-based company has made available to experience the Tango-enabled Phab 2 Pro gadget.
The Phab2 Pro has a metal unibody design, and you’ll be able to buy it in Champagne Gold or Silver, Gunmetal Grey colors. It comes with a 6.4-inch QHD IPS touchscreen, and sports, no less than four cameras, including a 16-megapixel RGB sensor, a depth camera, a motion tracking camera and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter for Tango’s 3D mapping technology. The handset runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor. It packs a mammoth 4050mAh battery and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 chipset and can record sound in 5.1 surround thanks to Dobly Atmos tech. It’s paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, further expandable via microSD crad.
This Project Tango phone uses the motion tracking and depth sensing cameras to learn areas, so that, it can also recognize places in which it’s been before. It’s able to map physical spaces, can track objects and it can also project virtual effects in what is a real-world space. It help users navigate indoor places or provide contextual information about the things it’s seeing. There’s a special app store for such Tango content, promised by Lenovo to ship on the Phab 2 Pro. It houses around25 apps at the beginning and possibly 100 by the end of the year.
Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro Specifications
- 6.4-inch (2560 × 1440 pixels) Quad HD 2.5D Curved Glass display
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 652 processor (Quad 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.2GHz A53 CPUs) with Adreno 510 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano + Nano/microSD)
- 16MP camera with PDAF, Depth Sensor for Tango, Motion Tracking Sensor for Tango
- 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture, 1.4μm pixel size
- Fingerprint sensor
- DOLBY Atmos sound with 5.1 audio capture, Triple Array Microphones with Active Noise-Cancellation
- Dimensions: 88.57 x 179.83 x 6.98-10.7mm; Weight: 259g
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 4050mAh battery with fast charging
The Lenovo Phab2 Pro will become available online in August and in stores for sale in September. In the US it will be sold via Best Buy and Lowe’s. It will cost $499 unlocked. In India, PHAB 2 Pro is priced at Rs. 33,310 approximately, if launches.
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