While we’ve been hearing about Google’s Project Tango for a very long time but we’re yet to see a commercial device using the technology. Lenovo unveiled the first-ever Tango-powered smartphone earlier this year, but it was quietly delayed for an uncertain period of time. But, we now have a certain date and you won’t have to wait any longer. The first device with Tango — Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, is all set to launch on November 1st.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the first smartphone to feature Google’s Tango 3D imaging technology. The phone was initially slated to launch in September, but now, it is finally launching this November.
While the phone is launching in the U.S. on 1st November, whereas it is already on sale in Asian markets where Lenovo phones are sold. In U.S., the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is also expected to be sold in Best Buy Retail stores. The company has priced it at $499 for the unlocked variant.
To power the multitude of depth sensing cameras and sensors embedded into the smartphone, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro has a large 6.4-inch Quad-HD IPS display with a pixel density of 454 ppi. It is powered by the Snapdragon 652 processor. The device is driven by 4 GB RAM and has 64 GB of onboard storage. It also houses a 4,000 mAh battery with Fast charging technology, a fingerprint reader and all the goodness that you’ve come to expect from a high-end Android smartphone.
Project Tango, a conception of Google, allows hardware to detect its own location in 3 dimensions by using advanced infrared sensors. It is a 3D positioning platform that can create a map of your surroundings. Google first announced this project three years back, with the aim to use depth-sensing cameras to sense their surrounding and create and accurate 3D-models, thus, bring Augmented Reality to the masses in the form of a tablet or phone.
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