Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Launching on Nov 1: 5 Reasons Why It Could Disrupt Mid-Range Smartphone Market

Google’s Tango-powered first smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro to finally see the light of day on November 1.

By Prajith

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the first smartphone to be powered by Google's most prestigious Project Tango will finally hit the US shores on November 1, 2016.

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To recollect, the smartphone has been tipped to launch a couple of times earlier this year.But clearly it didn't happen owing to some unanticipated glitches in Project Tango, Google's brand new AR technology.

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For those who are not in the know, the Project Tango is Google's attempt to bring AR to smartphones (we will explain this in detail below). What's intriguing, though, is the fact that you'd not need any additional device like you'd need for Virtual Reality to function.

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So, without wasting any time let's find out why the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a big deal and how it could disrupt the mid-range smartphone market.

What’s so special about Project Tango?

Apart from the fact that Project Tango is Google's brainchild, it's the innovative features that come along with it is what makes it special. The Project Tango will allow the smartphone to capture 3D objects in your surroundings, for instance, your home and help visualise things thereby helping the one's who are visually impaired.

Though, it was initially aimed to help visually impaired people, folks at Google have found that it can be used for various other real-life applications. These include mapping and navigation, architectural designing, depth perception and gaming as well. Speaking of which....

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Turn your home into a gaming arena

The Google's Project Tango allows you to turn your own home into a virtual, fanciful environment thereby creating an entirely different world to give a richer and deeper experience.

What about its internals?

What about its internals?

As far as the specifications are concerned, the smartphone features a gigantic 6.4-inch QHD display (1440x2560). At the heart of the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset which both Qualcomm and Lenovo claim to be tailor-made for the Tango. It packs 4GB of RAM coupled with 64GB of internal storage space which should be sufficient for a normal user. The device is backed by a 4,050mAh battery. The imaging department is taken care of by a 16MP camera at the back and an 8MP selfie shooter.

Aimed for a layman?

Ever since the inception of Project Tango, Google has been dreaming about commercialising it. So yes, a normal user can get hold of the device powered by Project Tango very soon perhaps as early as November 1 if you're a US resident. Indian consumers will have to wait for a while, though.

How much will it be priced at?

The smartphone is expected to be priced at USD 499 (approximately Rs. 33,360) which not to mention is a decent price considering the kind of innovative features it brings to the table.

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