Lenovo launches PHAB2 Pro – World’s First Tango-Enabled Smartphone in India
- The PHAB2 Pro offers unprecedented augmented reality experiences on a smartphone
- The premium smartphone is available exclusively on Flipkart for INR 29,990/-
Lenovo, launched the much anticipated PHAB2 Pro – the world’s first Tango-enabled AR smartphone in India.
Unlike any other phone, the PHAB2 Pro is powered by Google’s Tango technology – a set of sensors and software that detects and maps surroundings to enable a host of cutting-edge smartphone augmented reality (AR) experiences possible. For example, using AR apps, students can place true-to-scale virtual dinosaurs in their classrooms and enhance their learning through AR data overlays that appear while they walk around the creatures. AR gaming experiences let you play virtual dominos on your kitchen table, raise a digital pet in your bedroom and fight back swarms of aliens invading your house. With Tango technology, the PHAB2 Pro can even begin to change the way people think about mapping indoor spaces to create new experiences like future augmented reality museum tours, home improvement, interior decoration and more. With a nascent technology like Tango, the PHAB2 Pro offers unprecedented smartphone experiences that will continually learn and improve according to evolving user needs.
“Lenovo has always been at the forefront of innovation bringing differentiated products to consumers. With the introduction of PHAB2 Pro, a first-of-its-kind device in its category, Lenovo aims to revolutionise the way smartphones are used.” said Bhaskar Choudhuri, Director – Marketing, Lenovo India. “Our approach to innovation is to ensure we’re constantly evolving and understanding how technology can be infused in everyday lives of consumers. We believe that the PHAB2 Pro is truly a game-changer that will seamlessly integrate into varied lifestyles.”
Unbelievably priced at INR 29,990/-, Lenovo PHAB2 Pro will be available exclusively on Flipkart in Champagne Gold colour.
The Technology behind Tango
Three core technologies bring Tango experiences to life: motion tracking, depth perception and area learning. Through motion tracking, the PHAB2 Pro’s “eye” sees its own location in 3D. Area learning tells the smartphone its location. Depth perception lets the device analyze the shape of the world around it by detecting surfaces and obstacles. And now for the first time ever, your smartphone can visualize and understand its surrounding objects and environment via sensors that capture more than 250,000 measurements a second.
Premium Smartphone Design
While Tango makes the PHAB2 Pro unique, the device stands on its own as a premium smartphone. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage expandable up to 128GB. The Snapdragon 652 processor brings efficient hardware integration and processing, leading 4G LTE connectivity, and cutting-edge time stamping and camera and sensor processing capabilities. Demanding computer vision processing is performed by a single, integrated and highly efficient Snapdragon processor with a tightly integrated suite of key modules including a DSP, ISP and integrated sensor hub. The Snapdragon heterogeneous computing platform is optimally balanced for a Tango workload and is designed for all-day use. The processor also quickly processes and time stamps all the rich sensor data simultaneously received from multiple camera sensors, gyro and accelerometer, resulting in a fast, smooth augmented reality experience, where 3D AR graphic overlays track more naturally to the physical surroundings.
The PHAB2 Pro features Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 with Dolby Atmos playback capabilities to help capture life’s moments on video with great quality audio. With Dolby Audio Capture 5.1, you can use crystal-clear 5.1-channel surround sound to record and share the full panorama of your life, adding amazing richness, clarity and depth to your special moments. Making this possible are three microphones, spatial capture with noise reduction, along with an onboard 16mp camera that supports crisp video recording. Also, when you watch Dolby Atmos content over headphones, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the action on screen with immersive, moving audio. The 16.2 cm (6.4) PHAB2 Pro boasts an intelligent Assertive Display with a pin-sharp QHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution, capable of optimizing image quality based on ambient lighting and content.
Pricing and Availability
Lenovo PHAB2 Pro is priced INR 29,990/- and will be sold online exclusively on Flipkart from January 20, 2017.