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1st Google Project Tango phone, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro launching next month

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro boasts three rear cameras and one front camera.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the first phone to be announced under Google's Project Tango, will be launched next month. Clay Bavor, head of VR at Google, has stated that the Phab 2 Pro will be made available in November in US, according to CNET. However, the Google executive has not revealed the exact launch date. The smartphone was first unveiled during Lenovo's Tech World event in June this year.

The smartphone was scheduled to arrive earlier this year itself. As per reports, the device is expected to carry a price tag of $499 (about Rs 33,250). As per earlier reports, the smartphone will also be made available in India.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro has four cameras that include three rear cameras - a 16-megapixel primary camera, a depth camera and a motion tracking camera - while an 8-megapixel camera is in its front. The motion tracking and the depth sensing cameras allows the phone to recognise area and the user in real time to convert the whole world around a user into augmented reality. The phone can sense physical spaces and structures in 3D making augmented reality (AR) experiences possible.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro features a 6.4-inch quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixel) 2.5D curved glass display and is powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, which is paired with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 510 GPU. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system based Lenovo Phab 2 Pro has a 4,050 mAh battery with fast charging technology. It sports Dolby AudioCapture 5.1 with Dolby Atmos playback. Lenovo has also announced a special app store and that the device will come with 25 preloaded apps at the beginning and promises 100 apps to be by the end of this year. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro comes in Champagne Gold and Gunmetal Grey colour variants.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro has 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded by up-to 128GB via a micro SD card. Connectivity option include hybrid dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS. The handset measures 179.8 x 88.57 x 6.98-10.7mm and weighs 259 grams. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro features a full metal body and offers a fingerprint sensor, which is located on its back panel.

First Published : Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 14:25

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