Lenovo previously teased that it would show off the first consumer Tango smartphone at its Tech World event today, and it’s done just that.
The PHAB2 Pro is powered by “Tango technology,” which includes sensors and software from Google that helps the smartphone to sense physical motion and space and take more than 250,000 measurements in a second. This enables the PHAB2 Pro to create augmented reality (AR) experiences, like the one developed by Lowe’s.
Lowe’s Vision is an app that uses Tango technology to measure spaces and visualize how products will look in a room, all without having to move anything. For example, you can use Lowe’s Vision to see how some new appliances would look with your kitchen counters and backsplash.
When it comes to raw specs, the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro features a metal unibody design with a 6.4-inch 2560x1440 display and 8-megapixel camera on its face. Around back lives a 16-megapixel camera as well as depth and motion tracking sensors for Tango. Living inside this PHAB2 Pro phablet is a Tango-friendly Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a microSD slot for adding more storage, Dolby Atmos sound playback, Dolby Audio Capture 5.1, and a 4050mAh battery.
The Lenovo PHAB2 Pro will launch globally in starting in September, including online and in select Lowe’s and Best Buy stores. Pricing will be set at $499.
Lenovo today also introduced two other members of the PHAB2 Family. First is the camera-centric PHAB2 Plus:
And then there’s the affordable Lenovo PHAB2: