On Wednesday, Lenovo released the new Phab 2 Pro in the United States with a $499 price tag. The Phab 2 Pro is the first handset that supports Google’s Tango technology, a revolutionary platform based on augmented reality.
After two years of development, Google and Lenovo jointly agreed to release a Tango-enabled consumer device in 2016. The Phab 2 Pro is a soul successor of the Peanut phone and Yellowstone tablet by Google.
The tech giant is championing Lenovo’s smartphone with over 35 new Tango apps that are already available on the Google Play Store. The Phab 2 Pro is available exclusively on Lenovo’s website for $499, and it will ship in the next four-five weeks.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: Design and Display
Lenovo’s latest device is indeed revolutionary on the inside, but it does not neglect aesthetics and first impressions.
The Phab 2 Pro is a little over 7 inches tall and nearly 3.5 inches wide. The smartphone is almost half an inch thick, and it supports multitouch, 6.4-inch IPS display with 2560 x 1440 resolutions.
Lenovo currently offers the Phab 2 Pro only in Gunmetal Grey, with a Champagne Gold alternative model coming soon according to the official site.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: Specs and Features
The Phab 2 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC. The octa-core CPU has four 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 cores and four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 cores. The Adreno 510 GPU on the Phab Pro 2 can handle Google’s Tango apps easily.
Lenovo sells the innovative device in only one configuration with 64 GB of internal storage and 4 GB of RAM. The Phab 2 Pro supports storage expansion up to 256 GB through a microSD card.
Other than that, the Phab 2 Pro has a 16 MP rear camera and an 8 MP camera on the front. Lenovo includes a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, a 3.5-mm headphone jack and support for microUSB connectivity.
The new Lenovo handset runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and it is powered by a massive 4,050 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support.
Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro re-imagines space with new Tango apps
The Phab 2 Pro is a brand banner-bearer of the revolutionary Tango technology by Google. As the world’s first consumer smartphone to officially support the platform, developers have created over 35 new Tango apps that users can enjoy with their devices.
Tango intends to be a new way to envision life and everyday objects through the glass of computer vision. Augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D mapping, space measurement, and object placing are some of the possibilities open to Tango users.
Some of the new Tango apps featured on the Google Play Store for the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro include Measure, Crayola Color Blaster, Spectra, Solar Simulator, Homestyler Interior Design, Hot Wheel’s Track Builder, and more.