Lenovo launches PHAB2 Pro, world's first phone featuring Google's Tango technology

Lenovo has launched three news phones as part of its new PHAB2 range, including PHAB2 Pro which is the world's first smartphone featuring Tango technology.

PHAB2 Pro, the star among these three phones, is the world's first smartphone featuring Google's Tango technology which brings in augmented reality experiences to the phone along with a set of sensors and software to map the phone's surroundings.

While using PHAB2 Pro, you will be able to access AR apps and play AR games like virtual dominos on your kitchen table or raising a digital pet in your bedroom. The phone will also let you experience augmented reality museum tours via the GuidiGo app.
“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 introduce these new capabilities, making your phone even more useful,” said Johnny Lee, Engineering Director at Google.

Lenovo has also partnered with Lowe's, a famous home improvement company, to let buyers of the PHAB2 Pro 'remodel their homes by visualizing real home furnishings in their living rooms and kitchens.' By using Lowe's technology, you will be able to measure the dimensions in your rooms and will be able to visualize how products will look and fit in your room. Thanks to incorporated Google Tango technology, Lenovo's PHAB2 Pro will be able to conduct motion tracking, depth perception and area learning through which it will be able to visualize its surroundings, find out its location in 3D and detect obstacles and surfaces.

PHAB2 Pro also features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, Dolby AudioTM Capture 5.1 with Dolby Atmos® playback to deliver Hi-Fi audio, a 6.4-inch Quad HD display and a 16MP rear camera.

Lenovo has also launched a PHAB2 Plus phone featuring two 13MP rear cameras with Futjitsu Milbeaut® image signal processor as well as PHAB2 featuring AR capability, a 6.4-iinch HD display, a 13MP camera and 32GB of internal storage.

While the cheaper PHAB 2 will retail for $199, PHAB2 Plus will cost $299 and the Tango-enabled PHAB2 Pro will coast as much as $499. All three phones will release in September but UK costs or exact dates of availability aren't available yet.

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