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Lenovo decides to Tango

by on10 June 2016

Phablet with AR experience

Lenovo is the first outfit to sign up for Google’s Tango project and release a phone which can offer a full-fledged AR experience for users.

Dubbed the PHAB2 Pro phablet the device apparently uses Tango AR technology in different ways

Firstly the smartphone’s all-seeing “eye” uses motion-tracking to determine its location in 3D. Area learning feeds location information to the smartphone, and depth perception allows the smartphone to analyse the environment.

Oddly one of the people helping Lenovo out with the project Lowe’s Home Improvement, this is because it wants AR that can be used to help homeowners visualise how each room in their house would look when undergoing renovations.

Richard Maltsbarger, Lowe’s Chief Development Officer told Hot Hardware: 

“Tango technology will allow customers to see how their home improvement visions translate into reality like never before. By bringing the PHAB2 Pro to Lowe’s, we want to empower customers with a tool to help them design, start and complete their home improvement projects with confidence.”


PHAB2 Pro’s has a 6.4-inch QHD display covered in 2.5D curved glass. It is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with 4GB of RAM. There is 64GB of internal and a microSD slot for an additional 128GB. Other features include Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 with Dolby Atmos playback, a 16MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, and a 4050 mAh battery with fast-charging capabilities.

Last modified on 10 June 2016
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