Lenovo has been working on the Google’s Project Tango for quite a while.
The project is primarily intended to make mobile devices to play an even bigger role in day-to-day lives by allowing mobile phones to recognize the elements around the user. The world’s first Project Tango phone comes in the form of the Lenovo Phab2 Pro. The device will not be available until September, but it gives a great opportunity for Lenovo to take the product portfolio to the next level.
The headline feature of the Lenovo Phab2 Pro is the 16-megapixel rear camera up, which comes equipped with motion and depth sensors. This provides a whole new dimension to the way images have been processed on a smartphone. Project Tango being supported on the Lenovo Phab2 Pro will enable the device to measure the distance of objects, use virtual reality in a much closer way, and support augmented reality games. This, however, is facilitated due to the use of a large 6.4-inch touch screen display.
One of the largest screens on a mobile phone means that the Lenovo Phab2 Pro needs to have very high resolution. It certainly gets this aspect in the form of QHD resolution. The large display uses IPS panels for better viewing angles. The phone comes default with 64 GB internal storage. Even though it is a dual SIM device, it can accommodate a memory card in the place of a SIM slot. This feature can be used to expand the memory up to 256 GB. Even though the phone has high end specifications in almost every aspect, it may be let down slightly by the snapdragon 652 range processors. Even though it is a combination of two quad core processors to make an octa core processor, it remains to be seen if it will be able to handle the power hungry Project Tango features.
The presence of the Project Tango features may also be one of the reasons behind Lenovo Phab2 Pro coming with an extra-large 4050 mAh battery. Lenovo claims that the battery is good enough for a day of usage, which is impressive considering the 6.4 inch display. Even though the phone has such a massive display, it comes in at just 259 g. Therefore, carrying the phone may not be such an issue. The rear 16-megapixel camera is supported by a front facing eight-megapixel shooter.