Remember the first ever Project Tango-equipped smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro? Well, that phone has officially been launched in the Philippines. If you’re scratching your head saying “project what now”, let us give you a refresher – Project Tango is a technology platform developed by Alphabet Co’s Google that uses computer vision to enable mobile devices to detect their position relative to the world without using GPS or external signals. This is useful for a number of applications, most notably enhanced augmented reality and positioning.
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
Anyways, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the first commercial phone to be released with the tech inside, though without useful or killer apps as of yet, Tango is just another fancy feature that you probably won’t be using even if your phone is Tango-certified.
The new device is now out in the market and is priced at Php 24,999.