Lenovo to Launch Smartphone supporting Project Tango
Advancement in mobile technology has reached a stage where it is extremely tough to make phones more interesting. In the wake of lack of novel features and increasing difficulty in convincing customers with hardware upgrade, Lenovo aims to break this trend. The Chinese multinational company is planning on releasing the first ever phone, which will be supporting Project Tango, the depth-sensing technology by Google.
The Phab2 Pro will be a 6.4 inch phone, in which Lenovo will fit cameras and sensors capable of carrying out 3D-scanning of an environment. According to the information revealed by Google and Lenovo, over 250,000 measurements will be captured by the phone every second. The phone was first revealed at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. The Phab2 Pro will support an all metal aluminum body and will be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 ‘system on a chip.’
The phone will boast a memory of 4 gigabytes, with display of 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. To ensure that the phone is compatible with the Project Tango, Lenovo has fitted two cameras of 16 megapixels each on the back of the phone, along with depth sensors and motion tracking. The Phab2 Pro will be available across the world in September at a price of $499.
“The phone is not that great for VR applications in its current form. The phone is better for AR or handheld VR experiences”, said the Director of Engineering of Project Tango at Google, Johnny Lee.
The Project Tango feature will be compatible with other new augmented reality apps, which bring digital objects to the environment of the user. A tutorial will be provided to the user to enlighten the user of its capabilities. A discovery app will also be offered by Google to allow users to find other apps that are particularly created for Project Tango.
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