Lenovo has made world’s first Tango smartphone in collaboration with Google, which is now set to launch in November. A Google representative has confirmed that the Tango smartphone named Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is going to be launched next month.
The smartphone was first unveiled at the Lenovo Tech World event in June. It is the first smartphone that uses AR and VR to sense and map surroundings. It can understand the size of the room you’re in and sense the presence of people in it. Project Tango (now called as ‘Tango’) is expected to transform how we interact with e-commerce, education and gaming. The smartphone is expected to make AR and VR as pervasive as the GPS.
Google’s two Pixel smartphones are also expected to hit the market as well. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro’s abilities are based on machine vision, with a camera and sensor setup that provides motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning. This can enable augmented reality applications like indoor navigation, search, and gaming. With depth sensing, it can be used for gesture tracking in virtual reality as well.
The company has introduced four cameras inside the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. It bears an 8-megapixel front camera, a 16-megapixel rear RGB camera, a depth-sensing infrared camera with an imager and an emitter, as well as a motion tracking camera. The smartphone features a huge 6.4-inch QHD display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor. It also has a 4GB of RAM.
Clay Bavor, head of VR at Google, has said that the phone will be available for purchase by this November. It is expected to be priced at $499 (roughly Rs. 33,300) on launch. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is backed by a 4050mAh battery and is expected to come with the price tag of $499 (approx. Rs. 33,300).