Virtual reality might be on everyone’s lips right now, but let’s not forget about augmented reality – a bridge between what is and what can be. Google is a pioneer in the field with Project Tango and the first one to deliver, in partnership with Lenovo, an AR smartphone, the Phab 2 Pro #realitymagic #mobilemagic
At Lenovo Tech World, the company introduced the first smartphone with augmented reality technology in the world, the Phab 2 Pro. It’s the savviest phone from the Phab 2 series, the other two being updates to 2015 models with 6.4 inch displays, metal bodies, MediaTek chips, Android features and low prices.
The Phab 2 Pro, though, relies on more than just a Snapdragon 652 processor and huge 6.4-inches Quad HD screen to wow the audiences. In fact, it wouldn’t be the easiest phone to sell if it weren’t for one attractive perk: the Google Tango technology. Besides the 16MP rear camera, Phab 2 Pro has a wide-angle one with depth-sensing unit to map out the environment, track objects in it and project digital effects on real structures.
The 25 AR apps enable you to play virtual reality-style games or manufacture Rube Goldberg-inspired games with pieces from your imagination. Lenovo and Google still have to perfect the experience, but we’re off to a good start. The Chinese company says that you can expect up to 100 apps until the end of the year.
The handset will become available for purchase in the fall, at the price of $499, from Lenovo and selected retailers.
Other specs: fingerprint scanning, 4GB of RAM, 4,000mAh battery.