Lenovo Phab2 Pro launched as the first Tango smartphone

One of the biggest announcements to come from the most recent Lenovo event is its new and highly-anticipated Project Tango smartphone called the Phab2 Pro.

One of the biggest announcements to come from the most recent Lenovo event is its new and highly-anticipated Tango (graduated from Project Tango) smartphone called Phab2 Pro. The device will hit stores globally by September for price of $500 that translates to approximately Rs 33,400, dipped in Champagne gold and Gunmetal grey.

As expected, Lenovo has built the device featuring a smaller 6.4-inch display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution. An 'assertive display' that adapts to variable lighting like sunlight and light reflections. It has an 8.9mm thick aluminum unibody with fingerprint scanner functionality on the backside.

The internals include an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage with microSD support.  You also get Dolby Atmos audio features such as the ability to record in 5.1 surround sound. It comes equipped with 16MP rear and 8MP front cameras. The company promises 0.3 second super-fast focus. The Tango phone also comes with depth-sensing infrared and motion tracking cameras. It runs Android Marshmallow and a 4,050mAh battery completes the package.

For those not in the know, Lenovo has teamed up with Google and built the device as part of Project Tango—a depth-sensing 3D mapping and augmented reality system for mobile devices. It doesn't have the need for GPS and other external signals.

Google's Tango can do many things. For instance, shop for a new bed and it will let you view your bedroom using the phone to visualise different options. Moreover, you can even walk around the virtual furniture. The Tango phone will also let you explore planets, feed a virtual dog and more. It can turn your world into a playground.

Google also wants to ensure that you get a tour of museums, malls and so on using Tango, giving you the feeling of being right there. You can know more about Tango here, and here's a behind-the scenes look at Tango:

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