Lenovo becomes the first device manufacturer to incorporate Google’s Project Tango in a smartphone – the Lenovo Phab2 Pro.
Tango is a real-time 3D mapping technology composed of cameras and several sensors for motion tracking, depth perception and area learning. This allows the device to visualize its surroundings including the shape and size of the room, presence of obstacles and textures.
Using the Lenovo Phab2 Pro with Tango, a user can see how a furniture or new paint will look like on a room. It also offers a lot of Augmented Reality applications such as games where the surrounding objects are used, simulations and educational demos.
Lenovo compares Tango with GPS and forecasts a future of smartphones with this technology built-in.
|The Lenovo Phab2 Pro comes in gold and gray.|
The phone itself has a huge 6.4-inch screen with Quad HD resolution, shoots photos and videos with a 16MP main camera and encased in Aluminum.
It runs on Qualcomm’s octa core Snapdradon 652 processor with modifications for Tango. It has 4GB of RAM, Dolby Atmos audio and a 4050mAh battery.
The Lenovo Phab2 Pro has an official price of $499 in the US where it will be available by the end of the year. That’s around ₱23,000 based on current forex rates but there’s no news about its availability here in the Philippines yet.
- 6.4-Inch Quad HD IPS Display (1440 x 2560 Pixels, 459 ppi)
- 2.5D Curved Glass
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 CPU
- 1.8GHz Quad Core Cortex-A72 + 1.4GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53 CPUs
- Adreno 510 GPU
- 4GB of RAM
- 16.0 Megapixel Main Camera with Phase Detection AF and LED Flash
- 8.0 Megapixel Front Camera with 1.4µm Pixels
- 64GB Internal Storage
- Expandable Up to 128GB via MicroSD
- Dual SIM (Nano + Nano/MicroSD)
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- FM Radio
- USB OTG
- MicroUSB 2.0
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Dolby Atmos Audio
- 5.1-Channel Audio Capture
- Depth Sensor for Tango
- Motion Tracking Sensor for Tango
- Proximity Sensor
- Ambient Light Sensor
- 179.8 x 88.6 x 10.7 mm @ 259 g
- 4050mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-removable)
- Quick Charging
- $499 Official Price in US