Lenovo ready to launch Phab 2 Pro with Google Tango AR technology
Lenovo Tech World 2016 in San Francisco witnessed launch of new generation smartphones, like Moto Z and Moto Z Force, but Lenovo has a better treat in store; Google’s Tango augmented reality technology. Tango is ready to be available to consumers in a commercial device – Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, which it’ll be announcing today. The Phab 2 Pro is similar to other Phab 2 models in design and feature an extra-large 6.4-inches quad HD display. The Tango technology enables Pro model to support certain selected AR applications, and it adds a wide-angle camera and special depth-sensing unit to the main 16-megapixel camera. The phone will be able to map out physical spaces and track objects along with projecting virtual effects in real-world spaces.
So far, AR application include VR shooting games, an educational app, domino app that allows users to set up Rube Goldberg-like contraptions with virtual pieces. Moreover, home improvement stores or Lowe will also witness revolutions as the technology will allow to place virtual furniture, flooring, paint, and other objects for demo purpose.
Although, the current device is a bit bulky, the company hopes to produce smaller, more portable ones in near future. Phab 2 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 processor and feature 4GB of RAM, has a fingerprint scanner, and boasts a 4,000 mAh battery.
Lenovo would also release two other models, Phab 2 and Phab 2 Plus. For consumers, the products will be available in September this year.
Source: The Verge