What?s new with Lenovo? Well, check out the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. It is the first phone with Google?s Tango, Google?s augmented reality technology. What exactly does this embedded technology do for the phone and its users? It does some pretty cool things like map real world 3D space and can overlay it with digital objects on the screen. This, according to Lenovo, will allow developers to create richer experiences for users through creating applications that can explore physical space around for the user, have more precise navigation without GPS, measure the space and opens a digital portal into virtual 3D worlds. Of course, augmented reality games would be really fun too with Project Tango powering the device.
A sneak preview of the endless range of applications are now available at the Play Store. Apps such as Car Visualizer, MeasureIt and WeR Cubed are a glimpse of the future.
The Car Visualizer utilizes the motion tracking features of Tango to allow viewers to take a virtual tour of the car by walking around with your device. You can also interact with the virtual car by double tapping on the doors, trunk and hood. The app also gives you alternate versions of the car like different kinds of roof or rims. MeasureIt does what its name says it does. It measures things around you using your Tango device. WeR Cubed uses the motion the tracking abilities of Tango to help users exercise their brain muscles by giving them challenging 3D puzzles to solve.
These are just part of the first wave of augmented reality apps that can help us a lot in enriching our experiences within our environment. Now, let?s get more into the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro now.
Again, this is the first consumer device with Google?s Project Tango technology. Like the other Phab 2 models, this Pro version also has a 6.4-inch display with pretty similar physical look. However, unlike the Lenovo Phab 2 and Lenovo Phab 2 Plus, it doesn?t use MediaTek chips, according to The Verge. Instead, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor. Also, it runs on a 4,000mAh battery and has 4GB of RAM. Like a lot of modern Android smartphones, it features a 16-megapixel camera and a fingerprint scanner. Again, what sets this apart is that it has Project Tango that enables users to play cool games, tinker with educational apps and so much more.
Here?s The Verge?s video review and feature of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.
Here?s Lenovo?s feature of their new phone.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will be out in the market this fall and will be priced at $499.