Lenovo Phab2 Pro Is Official: Becomes World’s First Project Tango Smartphone

Omar Sohail
Posted Jun 9, 2016
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So you wanted to see the world’s first Project Tango smartphone; well turns out that Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the world’s first smartphone belonging to Project Tango, and it’s been made just for consumers.

Lenovo Phab2 Pro Sports A Massive Screen Size And Three Cameras At The Rear End

Initially, Project Tango was launched as a camera/device platform that allowed the phone to get an understanding of its location through a three-dimensional map of indoor spaces. With the world’s first commercial Project Tango, Lenovo Phab2 Pro will be able to measure your room and know those dimensions, along with its own position for the sole purpose to AR and VR related applications.

The three cameras at the rear side is what is going to bring AR and VR related applications to life, but more than that, Lenovo has also managed to cram in the little things that will help improve the overall Android smartphone experience for users. For example, a 6.4-inch screen might be an overkill for some users, but it will allow that tablet experience thanks to the massive canvas that you get in return. Additionally, Lenovo has also managed to make its device stylish with a metal build that comes in two colors:

  • Champagne Gold
  • Gunmetal

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Coming straight to the rear cameras, there’s a rear-facing 16-megapixel RGB camera, a depth camera and a motion tracking camera with an infrared beamer and fish-eye lens that allows for all the special features of Tango that you will not find on any other smartphone. Supplementing the cameras is an 8MP shooter present on the front side. As for which consumers are going to end up using it, it appears that Lenovo Phab2 Pro is going to be used by developers and other individuals looking to make AR and VR related applications possible.

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Lenovo Phab2 Pro Hardware Specifications

  • Dimensions: 88.6 x 179.8 x 6.96-10.7 mm
  • Display: 4-inch QHD resolution
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 (Quad-core Cortex-A72 running at 1.8GHz, quad-core Cortex-A53 running at 14.GHz)
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Cameras: 16MP TOF rear camera with fish-eye lens and IR beamer
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Battery: 4,050mAh
  • Release date: September 2016 with a price tag of $500 for the unlocked model
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Since this is the first Project Tango smartphone, it looks like several software updates are going to be inbound to improve the overall experience for users attempting to implement VR and AR in several applications. For its hardware specifications and price tag, what’s your impression of Lenovo Phab2 Pro? Tell us your thoughts immediately.

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