At the Lenovo Tech World 2016 event in San Francisco, the company released the world’s first-ever Google Tango phone, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro. The smartphone features 4 camera units for seamless AR (augmented reality) experience. The Lenovo Phab2 Pro release date in retail stores is set for September. However, the world’s first Tango phone will be available online in August.
The Lenovo Phab2 Pro sports a metal unibody design with 6.4-inch Quad HD IPS display screen with a fingerprint scanner on board. The smartphone will be available in gold and silver color variants. The Lenovo Phab2 Pro would bring in augmented reality to smartphones.
The smartphone will be powered by Google’s Tango technology, enabling the device to sense and map its surroundings with the help of sensors and software.
“Put simply, we wanted to take what was an amazing concept and transform it into a commercially viable mobile device,” said Jeff Meredith, vice president and general manager of Android and Chrome Computing, Lenovo in a press note.
There are a set of four cameras including a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, an 8-MP selfie shooter on the front along with a depth camera and a motion tracking camera.
The handset will be shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The Lenovo Phab2 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of in-built storage that can be expanded. Other Lenovo Phab2 Pro specs include a massive 4,050 mAh battery and Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 with Dolby Atmos playback capabilities.
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Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro will arrive with a price tag of US$499 (AU$673). On the other hand, the Lenovo Phab2 price will start at will start at US$199 (AU$268) and Phab2 Plus will cost US$299 (AU$403).
All the three variants will be available globally from September. In the U.S., the Lenovo Phab2 Pro will be available at select Lowe’s stores by the end of the year. It is worth noting that the specific Lenovo Phab2 Pro release date, price and availability may vary from one country to another.