- Smartphone was initially slated for a September release
- Sports AR and VR sensors to map surroundings
- Smartphone comes with four cameras in total
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the world’ first Project Tango smartphone, is expected to go on sale on November 1. Developed in collaboration with Google, the Phab 2 Pro was originally slated to be released in September, but its launch was later pushed back.
Last week, the official Lenovo US website mentioned that the phablet will go on sale on November 1, but the listing Phab 2 Pro page only says ‘Coming Soon’ at present. The smartphone has been priced at $499.99 (roughly Rs. 34,000) in the US market.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will make use of AR and VR sensors to map the surroundings and with the help of applications designed for Google Tango, users will be able to interact with things in the virtual world.
Google Tango enables the users to measure the size of objects in their room by using just their smartphone camera and also to place and see furniture virtually in real-world size before actually purchasing them off Internet. There are certain games designed specifically for Google Tango, which will provide an immersive environment for gamers to interact with.
In terms of specifications, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro sports a 6.4-inch QHD IPS display. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. It houses a 4050mAh battery.
The Phab 2 Pro houses a total of four cameras in it. There is an 8-megapixel camera at front, a 16-megapixel rear RGB camera, a depth-sensing infrared camera with an imager and an emitter, as well as a motion tracking camera. The Phab 2 Pro can record videos in 360-degree and 4K as well. The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner at its back.