Lenovo Unveils Phab 2 Pro 6.4 inch Phablet, the First Google Tango Handset; Priced at $499
During today’s Lenovo event, they unveiled two Moto Z models, but the most interesting showcasing was the one of the very first Google Tango phone. It’s a 6.4 inch beast dubbed Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, priced at $499 and coming this fall.
The Phab 2 Pro is actually the culmination of a trio, that also includes the new Phab 2 and Phab 2 Plus devices. While those models have metal cases and 6.4 inch screens, the Phab 2 Pro comes with Google Tango and augmented reality technology. The Pro unit has a similar design to the other Phab 2 units and it packs a Quad HD screen, a Snapdragon 652 CPU and 4 GB of RAM.
The list goes on with a 16 megapixel camera, fingerprint scanner and a 4000 mAh battery. The Tango tech involves a wide angle camera and a special depth sensing unit that’s added to the main cam. Basically, the whole setup from the Tango developer tablet has been shrunk and moved to the slate. With the Tango functions activated, one can map out a physical space, track objects and even project virtual effects in a real world space.
This comes into play in augmented reality shooter games and in museums for example. Lenovo says that it has 25 apps ready for the platform and 100 will be available before the year is out. Just so you know, the Phab 2 costs $199 and the Phab 2 Plus goes for $299. They opt for MediaTek chips.