Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro comes with Google's Tango technology to enable augmented reality on the go

11:52:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

At CES this year, Lenovo revealed that they will be releasing the first Tango (formerly known as Project Tango) smartphone by Summer 2016 and today at Lenovo's Tech World 2016, the company did just that. Enter the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the first smartphone that packs Google's Tango technology designed to bring augmented reality into our pockets.

The focus on this new phablet from Lenovo is definitely the optics on the rear of the device. The Phab 2 Pro comes with 4 lenses on the back that includes the main 16MP sensor paired alongside wide angle cameras and also a depth sensing module. All of these combine to make the base of Google's Tango technology that enables augmented reality experiences.

According to The Verge, there will be at least 25 new applications alongside the release of the Phab 2 Pro later this year and by the end of the year, both Google and Lenovo are expecting over 100 applications to be available. These applications ranging from location based and games will take advantage of the Phab 2 Pro's array of cameras.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Key Specifications

— 6.4-inch QHD display
— Snapdragon 652 SoC
— 64GB memory
— 16MP rear camera
— 8MP front camera
— 4,050mAh battery
— Android 6.0 Marshmallow
— 179.8 x 88.6 10.7mm
— Gold/Gray

Lenovo says that the Phab 2 Pro will be available globally by the end of the year but will begin it's journey in the US beginning September 2016 for US$ 499 (~MYR 2,020).