The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, Google Project Tango Phone, will launch in November For $499
Google recently held an event to announce its latest smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, the first handsets to come with Google Assistant integrated and the best camera ever included on a smartphone. Now, the California-based search giant announced that its first Project Tango phone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, will finally be available to purchase in November. Google Project Tango smartphone was announced during Lenovo’s Tech World event in June.
The smartphone will sell for $499 unlocked in the United States the same month when the Pixel and Pixel XL are expected to start shipping. Google Project Tango Phone has been under development since 2014 under Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects division.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro incorporates Google’s Project Tango technology, a platform that helps the phone understand its location and build a three-dimensional map of indoor spaces. For example, if you are on a worksite, attempting to measure a space, the device’s array of cameras can measure things pretty accurately. The Google Project Tango Phone technology is also applicable to tablets and virtual reality headsets.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro itself comes with a large 6.4-inch display with a quad-HD 1440p screen resolution, a Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 4,050 mAh battery with 2.4x fast charging, fingerprint reader, DOLBY Atmos sound with 5.1 audio capture.
The most important feature of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is its cameras and sensors which will allow Project Tango’s technology to work. The handset comes with a standard 16-megapixel camera which is accompanied by the Tango wide-angle and depth-sensing camera above it.
The standard 16-megapixel camera is also able to record video in QHD at 30fps. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro also comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera capable of 1080p full HD video recording.