Lenovo Phab 2 Pro delayed to fall

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro brings augmented reality (AR) to smartphones, including gaming, navigation and other utilities. The Phab 2 Pro's camera has an AR mode.

By: Tech Desk | Published:September 14, 2016 11:05 am
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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, company’s first official Project Tango smartphone, has been delayed. Lenovo’s US website, which confirmed the smartphone is ‘Coming this summer’, has now changed its availability to ‘fall’. This means that Phab 2 Pro could hit the markets anytime between September and mid-December. Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was first announced in June and was slated to release in the US this month.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro brings augmented reality (AR) to smartphones, including gaming, navigation and other utilities. The Phab 2 Pro’s camera has an AR mode. Once you switch it on, it will allow you to choose from characters like a cat, a dog, a dragon, etc. Tap on one of these characters, and they appear on the camera app, superimposed on the real world settings around you. Next up, you can do a number of things with the character you pick. For instance, there’s a laser for the cat and it will chase it around.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is equipped with real world applications such as Lowe’s Home Improvement, Phantogeist, Raise and Woorld. With Lowe’s Home Improvement, users can find products they want, and see how they look in context before buying. Raise allows users to pick a pet from the 3D library and take him wherever they go. Users can train their puppy, and share photos on social media as well.

In terms of specifications, Phab 2 Pro has a 6.4-inch 2K display, Qualcomm 652 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. There’s a 16MP rear camera with special depth-sensing unit, along with multiple camera sensors. The front camera is 8MP. The Phab 2 Pro packs a 4,050 mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner. It is capable of 3D projections and figure out space, which are all new experiences on a smartphone. Lenovo Phab 2 Pro costs $499 (Rs 33,00 approx).