Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Project Tango Phone Now On Sale
Lenovo made the Phab 2 Pro, the first Project Tango augmented reality handset, available for sale on its web site today. The phone was originally expected to go on sale in September. The Phab 2 Pro is a premium smartphone with an aluminum design, a 6.4-inch quad HD display, and a Snapdragon 652 processor with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The phone has four cameras to help create virtual/augmented reality content: an 8-megapixel selfie camera, a 16-megapixel main camera, a depth camera, and a motion-tracking camera. The phone includes Dolby Atmos sound and is able to capture audio in Dolby 5.1 surround for more immersive sound. The Phab 2 Pro includes a 4,000mAh battery with rapid charging. It runs Android and costs $499. According to Google, the phone ships with 35 augmented reality applications that allow Phab 2 Pro owners to interact with the environment around them, such as measuring distances, visualizing furniture, and flinging projectiles at dragons.
The Phab 2 Pro is the first Project Tango handset to reach the market and sets the stage for our augmented reality-filled future. This massive Android smartphone features four cameras and the ability to track motion and measure distances.
Oct 5, 2016
Lenovo confirmed this week that the Phab 2 Pro will go on sale in November. It was originally expected to go on sale in September.
Aug 29, 2017
Google today introduced ARCore, a software developer kit that will bring augmented reality to existing and future Android smartphones without the special hardware required by Project Tango. Google says it built ARCore on the foundation set by Project Tango, but has tweaked it in a way the will allow most devices to run AR apps and content.
May 18, 2017
Verizon Wireless will be the first U.S. carrier to offer a Project Tango smartphone to its customers.