Lenovo announced the first phone with Google Tango


Lenovo Tango Phone

Today Lenovo announced a new range of three smartphones that will be available in stores around the world later this year. There is the Phab 2 and Phab 2 Plus which are basically enormous phablets with 6.4-inch oversized displays. But for us the most interesting is the third one – The Phab 2 Pro which is the first phone ever that supports Google’s Tango 3D mapping technology.

Tango, unveiled nearly two years ago, is Google’s technology that allows devices to map the 3D space around them in real-time using a combination of cameras and image depth sensors. It means that smartphones, tablets or other devices can measure the dimensions of a room, measure distances between objects or display them in a camera’s view as augmented reality. Earlier this year Lenovo and Google announced a partnership as well as showcased the technology. But this is something else… It’s an actual device that everyone can buy.

The Lenovo Phab2 Pro is a flagship device with a 6.4-inch Quad HD display, 4GB of RAM, and five cameras, three of which are next-gen depth-sensing smart cams. The regular back camera has 16-megapixels and the front one features 8-megapixel sensor. The phone is equipped with a fingerprint scanner, a 4,000mAh battery, and all of the other features you’d expect on a modern Android smartphone.

The Phab2 Pro will be available in September for $499. Oh boy, I want to have one of those!

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.