Lenovo Phab 2 Pro; World’s First Tango smartphone set to launch in the US in November

Lenovo unveiled three new Phab smartphones in its Phab series in June this year at its Tech World 2016 event in San Francisco. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was first expected to launch in September which got delayed and now, according to Clay Bavor, head of VR and AR at Google, who confirmed it to cnet it is all set to launch in November in the US.

For those unaware, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is probably the most exclusive smartphone in the market right now, as it is powered by “Tango technology”, which includes sensors and software from Google that helps the smartphone to sense physical motion, depth perception, and area learning. The company says it is meant to make “AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) as pervasive as your GPS.” It scans the world around you, can play augmented reality games, help navigate indoors, or see how new furniture and appliances might fit in your home.

As far as specifications are concerned, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro flaunts a huge 6.4-inch Quad HD (2560 × 1440 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display. Under the hood, it has an 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, paired with Adreno 510 GPU. It bears 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory, which is further expandable up to 128 GB with microSD card.

This Tango smartphone comes with four cameras, first an 8-megapixel front camera, then a 16-megapixel rear RGB camera with PDAF, and a depth-sensing infrared camera with an imager and an emitter, as well as a motion tracking camera on the rear side.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro houses a fingerprint sensor at the back and packs a 4050 mAh battery that promises 15 hours of battery life along with fast-charging support. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. It comes with Dolby Atmos speakers with Active noise cancellation and dedicated mic.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will be available in Champagne Gold and Gunmetal Grey colour variants. It should sell for $499 (approx. Rs. 33,300) for unlocked version in the US.

However, there is no word about its Indian availability yet. Stay tuned for more updates!

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