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Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the world's first commercial Project Tango phone

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Lenovo Phab2 Pro

Lenovo Phab2 Pro

Lenovo has just lifted the cover off its brand new Phab2 Pro, the world's first commercial phone supporting Google's Project Tango.

What does that mean?

Project Tango was launched as a camera / device platform that allowed the phone to get an understanding of its location by building a three-dimensional map of indoor spaces. With Project Tango, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro will be able to measure your room and know those dimensions as well as its own position to bring hugely improved augmented reality and virtual reality applications.

Three cameras on the back make the Tango magic possible

But first, let's talk about the elephant in the room: this is not a phone that will be for everyone, as it has a gargantuan, 6.4" display, a size closer to that of tablets than phones. For all else, though, it looks like a modern flagship with a stylish metal build coming in two colors, a gold-like champagne color finish and a gunmetal gray option.

Project Tango marquee features

Project Tango marquee features

The big highlight here is on the cameras, of course, and there's three of them on the back: a rear-facing 16-megapixel RGB camera, a depth camera and a motion tracking camera with infra-red beamer and fish-eye lens allows for all the special features of Tango. Up front, there's an 8MP selfie camera.

Take a look at a detailed breakdown of the specs of the Lenovo Phab2 Pro.

Phab2 Pro
PlatformAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Dimensions88.6 x 179.8 x 6.96-10.7 mm
Display6.4" with Quad HD resolution
(1440 x 2560 pixels)
SoCSnapdragon 652
octa-core @ 1.8GHz
Cameras16MP TOF rear camera with fish-eye lens and IR beamer
Battery4,050 mAh

So far, Phab2 Pro is a product that will be of more use to explorers than your average user, but it's nonetheless an extremely cool concept.

Lenovo Phab2 Pro price and release date

The release date for the Lenovo Phab2 Pro is set for September 2016, and the phone will be sold at Best Buy for a full retail price of $500 unlocked.

source: Lenovo

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posted on 09 Jun 2016, 12:42

2. Bankz (Posts: 1963; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


posted on 09 Jun 2016, 12:54

3. kanagadeepan (Posts: 979; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

If only they have added 6000mAh battery in this.. Because they can.. My current phone is Lenovo Vibe P1 with 5.5" screen and 5000mAh battery...

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 12:58

4. kefalin (Posts: 287; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)

Well,for basic customer or even geek its not something interesting. Maybe that measurement feature is really interesting,but that AR i remeber that Sony device could done 2 years ago.

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 13:09 2

5. elvis_17 (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 May 2016)

well awsome phone, nice job LENOVO

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 13:20 1

10. Rafishant (Posts: 364; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)

Actually, nothing is awesome about it.

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 13:10 1

7. Martineverest (Posts: 481; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)

Is this Google's response to hololens?... Epic failure

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 13:12 7

8. kefalin (Posts: 287; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)

How this can be response when its a phone/camera and not a headset? Think before you tell that sh....

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 13:45

14. Martineverest (Posts: 481; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)

Go and jump into the lagoon

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 13:18 2

9. Ezio2710 (Posts: 530; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)

Hololens is VR based

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 18:34 1

19. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 182; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

Actually I believe it's AR based more then VR

posted on 10 Jun 2016, 21:34

21. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)

It's AR:


posted on 09 Jun 2016, 13:25 3

12. lyndon420 (Posts: 4958; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

First time on a phone blog eh? Welcome...you have so much to get caught up on :)

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 13:24 3

11. lyndon420 (Posts: 4958; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Can't wait to try it out. There hasn't been a significant push in innovation since the BlackBerry was first introduced :)

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 13:59

15. eman99 (Posts: 392; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

Let me guess unloced GSM only

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 15:46

17. Marslander (Posts: 136; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)

I'm extremely interested in this device. One thing though, does it have a MicroSD slot or not? c|net and Engadget says it does, but Phone Arena says it doesn't. Which is it?

posted on 09 Jun 2016, 16:37

18. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 356; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)

Imagine what a device like this will do for interior designers and architects, or even those do-it-yourselfers who can pull this out and measure heights, widths and depths of rooms where they are working or home improving. Could be very helpful for designing rooms on the go and getting a visual of what a room will look like before ordering materials.

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