The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the first Tango-powered smartphone. For those new to the term, here is a quick primer. Google's Project Tango, now referred to as just Tango, is meant to make your smartphones smart enough to map your surroundings. Besides Area mapping, it also relies on motion tracking and depth perception for the 'Augmented Reality' experience it promises.
What is it good for? Well, for instance, you could use it to measure a fridge and check if it fits in your kitchen. The possibilities here are endless. Besides the 16MP rear camera, motion tracking and depth sensors are present on the rear. The bits and pieces that these sensors gather are stitched together by Tango Core software.
All that Tango Tech needs more room, and hence, the display is gigantic 6.4 inches in size. The 2K resolution, however, keeps everything crisp. The chipset powering the first Tango handset is octa-core Snapdragon 652, which is certainly capable enough for all heavy lifting. Other features include 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, MicroSD card slot, 8MP front camera, Dolby Atmos speakers, Dolby 5.1 audio capture, and a 4,050mAh battery.
The first project Tango phone certainly feels impressive, but should still qualify as an early adopter device. If you love large display phones, and don't give two hoots about the AR Jingo, the Phab 2 Pro is still mighty good. The lowest price of Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is $499. You can not buy Lenovo Phab 2 pro in India as of today.
- Pioneers AR smartphone tech
- Powerful chipset
- Good quality display
- Dolby 5.1 Audio capture
- Too big for comfortable one hand usage