We’ve been hearing about this for quite some time now, and now it’s finally happened. Lenovo has announced the first consumer ready Project Tango enabled device; the Lenovo Phab Pro 2. Lenovo says they’ve been working with Google on this project with Google since January of last year.
We’ve seen Project Tango devices before. At Google I/O it was a tablet, but Lenovo decided to create a Project Tango enabled smartphone. Now why is that? Well Lenovo says that they wanted to put it into something that we are familiar with, something that we always have with us. They wanted to take something that we take for granted and use on a daily basis and add a spin on it.
Lenovo is labeling the Phab 2 Pro as a flagship, and a flagship it is indeed. The device is wrapped in a metal unibody design and it comes in gunmetal gray and champagne gold. The display is a 6.4 in QHD IPS display with a PPI of 454.
There are a total of 4 cameras on the device. An 8 MP front facing shooter, A 16 MP RGB camera on the back, a depth camera, and a motion tracking camera which are also on the rear of the device, and are what enable the device for Project Tango.
Lenovo claims the device has killer sound. It comes equipped with Dolby Atoms sound, and it’s the first smartphone to feature Dolby 5.1 audio capture. This lets you record “incredible true to life audio.” The battery is a 4,050 mAh battery which Lenovo claims will give you 15 hours of battery life.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will be globally available in September and will set you back $499 USD unlocked, and it will be available here in the US at Best Buy.