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

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.

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.

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



2. Bankz

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3. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 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...

4. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 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.

5. elvis_17

Posts: 32; Member since: May 26, 2016

well awsome phone, nice job LENOVO

10. Rafishant

Posts: 398; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Actually, nothing is awesome about it. Nothing!

7. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

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

8. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

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

14. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Go and jump into the lagoon

9. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Hololens is VR based

19. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Actually I believe it's AR based more then VR

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

15. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Let me guess unloced GSM only

17. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 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?

18. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 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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