Time For Tango: Lenovo Changes The Game With The Phab 2 Pro

The Phab 2 Pro, powered by Tango technology that senses and maps its surroundings, supports motion tracking, and thus, depth perception is here.

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By Tamara Clarke • Jan 13, 2017

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Move over virtual reality- Lenovo has introduced augmented reality to smartphones. The Phab 2 Pro, powered by Tango technology that senses and maps its surroundings, supports motion tracking, and thus, depth perception is here.

For the first time ever, a smartphone can visualize and understand its surroundings. How is this possible? The device has sensors that capture more than 250,000 measurements per second to map indoor spaces. Phab 2 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, which is optimally balanced for a Tango workload and enables 3D AR graphic overlays to render physical surroundings more accurately.

A close up of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro camera.Image credit: Lenovo.
The smartphone is also equipped with a 6.4-inch HD display, Dolby Audio Capture, 64GB onboard storage and a fast-focusing 13MP camera. But wait- there's more. Phab 2's AR mode allows you to superimpose effects such as virtual backgrounds or cartoons into your pictures. Did you get all of that? In addition to the basics like taking calls and sending messages, Phab 2 Pro gives you two ways to tango.

Related: Light It Up: Lenovo Redefines 2-in-1 Category With Yoga Book

Tamara Clarke

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Tamara Clarke, a former software development professional, is the tech and lifestyle enthusiast behind The Global Gazette, one of the most active blogs in the Middle East. The Global Gazette has been welcomed and lauded by some of the most influential tech brands in the region. Clarke’s goal is to inform about technology and how it supports our lifestyles. See her work both in print regional publications and online on her blog where she discusses everything from how a new gadget improves day-to-day life to how to coordinate your smartphone accessories. Visit www.theglobalgazette.com and talk to her on Twitter @TamaraClarke. #TamTalksTech 

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