As rumored recently, Lenovo has today taken the wraps off the first Project Tango phone. It’s the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, and it’s been more than a year in the making. This follows the Tango tablet that launched in 2014, after the original Tango announcement earlier that year.
The point of Tango is to have an AR experience that ‘disappears’ into the background, isn’t obvious but is useful and helps you do stuff easier and better. Google thinks these AR features are going to become the next GPS, so to speak as per the GSM Arena.
Specifications of Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
The Phab 2 Pro comes in an all uni-metallic body that will be to available in gold or silver color options. It features a 6.4-inch Q-HD (Quad-HD) IPS touchscreen, and no less than four cameras. There’s an 8 mega-pixel selfie camera on the front, a 16 mega-pixel main camera on the rear, as well as a depth camera and a motion tracking camera – also on the back.
The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has a fingerprint scanner. The Phab 2 Pro is backed with a beefy 4,050 mAh battery and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 chipset that comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. It can record sound in 5.1 surround thanks to Dolby Atmos technology.
As per the sources of GSM Arena, the phone uses the motion tracking and the depth sensing cameras to learn areas, so it can recognize places (say, rooms) in which it’s been before. It’s able to map physical spaces, it can track objects, and it can project virtual effects in what is a real-world space. It can help you navigate indoor places or provide contextual information about the objects it’s seeing.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will become available online in August and in stores in September. You’ll find it globally, while in the US it will be sold by Best Buy. The Phab 2 Pro will cost $499 which is approx Rs 34,000.
Source: GSM Arena