Google Project Tango – the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Finally Gets a Shipping Date

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

Google has been making strides in the tech world, recently introducing Daydream VR platform for the first time on the Pixel and Pixel XL phones.

Well, another of the company’s flagship innovations – Project Tango – is ready to make its debut into the real world thanks to the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone.

Project Tango Phab 2 Pro

Announced back in June, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro has been in the rumor mills for months now. Even though Lenovo had mentioned that the phone should be available before the end of this year, there was no specific date. This has just changed as the company has already availed the phablet’s information on its official website, with shipping set to begin on November 1, which is next week Tuesday.

In case you didn’t know, this Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will be the first phone based on Google Project Tango to make it to the public. What makes the phone a major standout is not its huge 6.4-inch screen (we also have the Xiaomi Mi Mix with a similar screen size), however, it is the extra-large depth-sensing camera on the back of the handset. This Google Project Tango camera allows the handset to map out real world spaces, track its position in the said space as well as follow objects.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

According to the official Lenovo website, the lower end, Tango-free Lenovo Phab 2 is already up for grabs, staring from just $199.99. However, there are no pricing details on the Pro version, but experts are adamant that it will not go beyond the $500 mark. For this, you will be getting a phablet that packs a huge 6.4-inch QHD screen, but the processor is a mid-range Snapdragon 652, which is kind of a surprise. Nonetheless, the Phab 2 Pro smartphone gets a RAM of 4GB and 64GB of onboard storage. The rear camera has a 16MP sensor and there is still no Android Nougat.

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