Lenovo PHAB2 Pro – World’s First Tango Phone

It’s been quite a while since Google announced Project Tango, an augment reality based platform around which smartphones and tablets can be designed, and at the recently held Lenovo Tech World 2016 event held in San Francisco, the company launched the world’s first project Tango enabled smartphone. Termed Lenovo Phab 2 pro, the phone is expected to be globally available from September. Let us have a look at some of the important specifications of the device.

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Project Tango was in development stage so far and with Phab 2 Pro’s launch, it is now closer to its consumer version than ever. The phone has a setup of camera and sensors in a way which facilitates depth perception, motion tracking of the device in a precise manner, and area learning which helps in indoor navigation. The phone will have enhanced virtual reality experience as well with the help of depth sensing. The phone, as the pun in the name suggests, can be qualified as a phablet, with its massive 6.44 inch QHD display with IPS technology. It bears a total of 4 cameras, specifically designed to ease the augmented reality experience. There is an 8 megapixel camera in front and a 16 megapixel RGB camera at the back. You also have a camera with sensing abilities with an imager and an emitter and the fourth one is a motion tracking camera.

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The setup of the cameras help games and utility applications easily access the surroundings to augment it. Already a number of applications and games have been developed for Project Tango. Take for example, Lowe’s Home Improvement App. It can measure the size of the objects in your home, and lets you try that new piece of furniture virtually, from your phone. How cool is that! Especially for those who lack the imaginary powers, this can be the best thing ever happened to them. You can also play Raise, a fun game which lets you raise your virtual dog, take it around with you, train them and share the pictures on social media.

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There are around 25 apps and games which support Project Tango already, which are listed on Phab 2 Pro’s official website and Lenovo expects the figure to go up to 100 by the end of the year. Besides the selling point of the device, the configurations are pretty decent too. It has 3 mics with 360 noise cancellation and Dolby Audio 5.1 Capture technology for clear voice recording. The speaker also boasts of Dolby Atmos technology for an immersive entertainment experience. As far as battery life goes, the phone houses a 4050 mAh battery which lasts for around 15 hours according to the official claims. Fingerprint scanner is also available below the rear camera. You also have a 4 GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octacore processor powering the device. It comes with internal memory of 64 GB which is pretty standard among flagship devices. At 499$, the device will be available in Champagne Gold and Gunmetal Grey variants.

Picture courtesy – lenovo.com


by techtalks @TechTalks July 26, 2016 5:22 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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