Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the world’s first smartphone announced under Project Tango which will launch next month. Project Tango is a new technology from Google that enables augmented reality gaming and utilities. With Project Tango, you can just hold up your phone and watch virtual objects and information overlaid onto the real world.
With your Tango-enabled Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, you can measure size of objects, play with your virtual pet or even visualize a new furniture to see how it looks in your home.
Google Project Tango has been under development since 2014 and Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will be the first Tango-enabled device. Though it was scheduled to arrive earlier this year but the Chinese company postponed it. As per reports, the device will be priced at $499 (Rs 33,250).
Talking about the specs, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro sports a 6.4-inch QHD display with 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor specially optimized for Tango paired with 4GB of RAM. The device also features four cameras – three rear cameras and an 8-megapixel front camera. On the back, first one is 16-megapixel primary, second is a depth-sensing camera and the third one is a motion tracking camera. The depth sensing and motion sensing cameras are for recognizing the surrounding thus enabling augmented reality. With these cameras, phone can sense the surrounding structures in 3D to making AR possible.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and packs in a 4050mAh battery with fast charging capabilities. It also houses Dolby Atmos for Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 playback. The device has 64GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB with a MicroSD card. It comes in two color – Champagne Gold and Gunmetal Grey.
Lenovo demonstrated the device at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona to show the capabilities of a Tango-enabled phone. As per earlier reports, the smartphone will also be made available in India, but it is not confirmed yet.