The World’s first Google Project Tango phone is here
Lenovo announced new versions of their last year’s Phab model at Lenovo Tech World. The most interesting device from Lenovo in this category is the Phab 2 Pro, which is the world’s first Project Tango smartphone. Project Tango is the project by Google which is capable of capturing our surrounding in augmented reality. Like other Phab models, it has same 6.4″ display, but it has Quad HD resolution. There is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 processor unlike Media-Tek chips in other Phab models. It has 16 Mega Pixels camera with 4GB of RAM, fingerprint sensor, and 4000 mAh battery.
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The Phab 2 Pro is unique because it has a smaller version of the camera that was originally used in the developer’s version of Google’s Tango tablet. Using the Project Tango features, the Phab 2 Pro can track objects, map a physical space, and project virtual effects in the real-world space. The phablet is a significant improvement in Project Tango and will be available in September from Lenovo and selected retailers.
The phablet will cost $499. Phab 2 and Phab 2 Plus will cost $199 and $299 respectively. Phab series will be available in September. With the Tango technology, you will be able to play augmented reality games. You can also use augmented reality Apps too. All this is due to the Multi-array cameras that are present at the back of the smartphone. The smartphone/phablet has a wide angle 16 Mega Pixels rear camera with an infrared sensor at the back. Phab Pro 2 has cinematic class Dolby Atmos and Dolby 5.1 Audio capture for mesmerizing sound experience.
Here is the Intro Video of Project Tango smartphone:
In the demo at the Lenovo Tech World, the tango enabled Phab 2 Pro was incredibly buggy. There are only 25 Apps in the special app store for this project, and there will be nearly 100 Apps at the end of the year as said by Lenovo. The technology will improve in the next versions of this series but till now it’s not a smartphone/phablet to use as a daily driver. It has a huge 6.4″ display and features are buggy as you can see in the demo.