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Lenovo unveils first Tango enabled smartphone Phab2 Pro; Price starts at $499

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As expected, Lenovo has finally unveiled its first Tango enabled smartphone. Lenovo, at Tech World 2016 yesterday unveiled the Lenovo Phab2 Pro.

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Lenovo teamed up with Google to bring Phab2 Pro, world’s first Tango enabled smartphone. It is aimed at enhancing the augmented reality experience of users. The Tango enabled Phab2 Pro comes with sensors and software from Google which are used to sense the surrounding and learn about it as you use it more.

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With Phab2 Pro’s AR (Augmented Reality) capabilities, there’s a lot that can be done with it. By using the AR apps available, you can play virtual dominos on your kitchen table or students can place true-to-scale virtual dinosaurs in their classrooms to have fun and learn better at the same time. With the help of AR you can also decorate your home and see what looks better at a certain place. As of now, there are 25 apps available, but we expect this number to go higher once the device is available for purchase.

Put simply, we wanted to take what was an amazing concept and transform it into a commercially viable mobile device. From the moment we saw Tango, we knew it could become pervasive, just like GPS. However, to truly make the PHAB2 Pro a game-changer, we developed it at an affordable price for mainstream consumers, delivering not just a bleeding-edge phone, but an all-around fantastic phone that’s first to market.” said Jeff Meredith, Vice President and General Manager of Android and Chrome Computing, Lenovo.

Tango enables our devices to sense physical motion and space and, as a result, has the power to change how we interact with our surroundings. We believe that devices with positional tracking functionality will be pervasive and are happy that the PHAB2 Pro will introduces these new capabilities, making your phone even more useful.” said Johnny Lee, Engineering Director at Google.

Lenovo Phab2 Pro specifications:

  • CPU: Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: Adreno 510
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display: 6.4-inch Quad-HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP with flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner, Dolby Atmos Audio
  • Color: Champagne Gold, Gunmetal Grey
  • Battery: 4050 mAh

The price of Lenovo Phab2 Pro starts at $499 and will be available for purchase globally from September this year. However, the pricing and availability may vary depending on the country. Talking about its availability in the US, it will be sold at select Lowe’s stores nationwide and online by the end of the year.

Check out the product video of Lenovo Phab2 Pro provided below and tell us what you think about it.

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