Finally, we get a clear release window on Lenovo’s interestingly crafted “Project Tango” smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The 6.4-inch premium device goes on sale at select markets next month, in November. Given Lenovo’s strong presence in the country, it’s safe to expect that the smartphone will appear in Philippine shelves for its official rollout.
Earlier, we covered almost everything about the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, so let’s just do a quick recap on its specifications.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
- 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor (Project Tango optimized)
- Adreno 510 (Project Tango optimized)
- 4GB RAM
- 6.4-inch QHD IPS display, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 2.5D curved glass
- 64GB expandable storage, up to 256GB via microSD
- 16-megapixel rear camera, phase detection AF, depth and motion tracking sensors, 2160p video at 30fps
- 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.2, 1080p video
- Dual SIM
- 4G LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos / 5.1 Audio Capture, 3 microphones with 360 voice capture, noise-cancelling tech
- Project Tango device
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 4050mAh battery, Li-Ion, non-removable, Quick Charge
Still unclear on what a “Project Tango” smartphone is capable of? Here’s PhoneArena again on the technical details.
The Phab 2 Pro, a Project Tango handset, comes with four cameras that act like sensors allowing the phone to process the information around them through three different technologies: motion tracking, area learning, depth perception.
A Project Tango phone is supposed to recognize a room or an environment where another similar device was since it makes use of the area learning technology.
Also, the smartphone can sense the shape of the world around it with the help of the depth perception technology. The core of this technology is a time-of-flight sensor that sends infrared beams to an object and calculates how far the phone is from that object by the time it takes the beam to get there and back.
Last but not least, thanks to its fisheye camera that can easily identify edges and corners, Tango allows the Phab 2 Pro to understand its position in a room via motion tracking.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is pegged at $499 (~Php 24K). Let’s wait and see if it really comes to Philippine shores. If it does, we’ll get a review in as soon as we can, folks.