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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: The first smartphone with Google's Project Tango is finally here

Shweta Sengar @shwets20 | Updated on: 2 November 2016, 14:06 IST
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: The first smartphone with Google's Project Tango
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: The first smartphone with Google's Project Tango

The first smartphone with Google's Project Tango is finally here. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is finally available for purchase. The smartphone was earlier expected to be available on an online sale in August and hit the shelves in September. However, a delay led to its availability being rescheduled to November. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is now available to buy, via the company's website. The smartphone is priced at $499 (roughly Rs 33,300).

Lenovo has not yet revealed the availability in other markets.

Phab 2 Pro is the first Tango smartphone, the first commercial product from Google's Project Tango team. The smartphone has a camera and a sensor setup to enable motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning. The Phab 2 Pro utilises Tango technology to give apps new augmented reality capabilities.The very idea behind Google's Project Tango is to give smartphones and tablets a set of 'eyes' capable of understanding depth perception, just like humans do.

Project Tango allows devices to map 3D space around them in real-time, using camera and sensors.

Lenovo announced that a Tango-dedicated app store will be ready with 25 apps at launch, expecting to reach 100 apps by year end.

Following the announcement, Google, in a blogpost mentioned that more than 35 apps have gone live on Google Play.

Specifications

Display - 6.40-inch

Resolution - 1440x2560 pixels

Storage - 64GB

Processor - 1.8 GHz octa-core

RAM - 4GB

Rear Camera - 16-megapixel

Front Camera - 8-megapixel

OS - Android 6.0

Battery Capacity - 4050mAh

The rear camera has depth-sensing infrared capabilities with imager and an emitter, as well as a motion tracking camera.

First published: 2 November 2016, 13:42 IST
 
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