The Google Pixel fever hasn’t finished yet and there’s another Google tech full of awesomeness than that of the Pixel. Announced at a Lenovo event back in June, the new Lenovo Phab2 Pro, world’s first commercial phone based on Google’s Tango project is all set to heat up the environment.
It’s all about Tango
What makes this device so famous is, of course, Tango- technology that lets devices sense some interesting AR experiences. Using apps like Matterport’s Scenes you can capture images of real-life scenes in 3D with this Tango-powered device, while iStaging app allows you to visualize which furniture will look good in your room before you buy them. Total 35 Tango-enabled apps are launching with Lenovo Phab2 Pro.
For the last two years, Tango has been in development, first baked in the Google’s ATAP kitchen and then transferred to work as part of the big G’s Daydream VR platform. Apart from Phab2 Pro, Demos like the Peanut phone and the Yellowstone tablet have been brought to reality. Two of the Peanut Phones were even sent to the International Space Station (ISS) for testing.
You may wonder what more you’ll get with this device rather than Tango. All metal Lenovo Phab2 Pro features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, the device also has a 16MP rear camera that can shoot 4K video. With a massive 6.4-inch QHD display, the device is difficult to hold with one hand (barely fits in large-sized pant pockets). For improved audio recording and playback, the device also comes with Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 along with Dolby Atmos.
The Lenovo Phab2 Pro is currently available on Lenovo’s website at retail for $499.99. You can order online or wait for the device to be available at Lowe’s and other retail locations sometime soon.