Back in June of last year, Lenovo launched the Phab 2 Pro, the world's first smartphone featuring Google's Tango technology. The technology 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.
To ensure that Tango runs smoothly, Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro is embedded with a set of sensors that capture 250,000 measurements a second and process information through motion tracking, area learning and depth sensing. Thanks to motion tracking, depth perception and area learning, Phab 2 Pro will be able to visualize its surroundings, find out its location in 3D and detect obstacles and surfaces.
In terms of specifications, 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. The phone was expected to be made available in October but cause of the delay is not known to us as yet. According to Lenovo, the phone will arrive soon in the UK and once it does, we will let you know the details including available models and pricing.
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. The phone will thus add a lot of value aside from multi-tasking features usually present in other phones. A number of other apps like Matterport, iStaging and Hot Wheels Track Builder are also available to let you use AR and VR technologies with great ease.