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Lenovo Launches Phab2 Pro, World’s First Commercial Project Tango Phone

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Lenovo has officially taken the wraps off of the Phab2 Pro, which carries the title of the world’s first, commercial Project Tango Phone. If you’re not familiar with Project Tango, it’s Google’s attempt to allow a phone to precisely detect its location in a certain area with the use of specialized cameras that measured depth and motion. Phones that are Tango-compliant allow users to have richer AR and VR experiences since the phone relies on far more sophisticated sensors than just gyroscopes that other higher-end models ship with.

Lenovo Phab2 Pro specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 6.4-inch QHD display, 2,560 x 1,440 resolution
  • 64GB of storage
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, depth camera, motion tracking camera
  • 8-megapixel front facing camera
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 4050mAh battery

To realize that, the Phab2 Pro has three cameras on the back – a 16-megapixel camera, a depth camera and a motion tracking camera with an IR laser and a fish eye lens that allow Tango’s magic to happen. On the front lies a 8-megapixel front facing camera for selfies.

The Phab2 Pro earns the Phab moniker by having a gargantuan 6.4-inch QHD display. That makes for a very big phone, but that also means the phone has a larger than normal 4,050mAh battery as well. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 processor keeps everything running nice and smooth – of course the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage helps too.

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The device will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will have a price tag of $500 in the US.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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