Lenovo’s low-cost Phab 2 and Phab2 Plus deliver a massive 6.4″ screen, while the Phab2 Pro arrives ready to deliver augmented reality experiences.
Google’s Project Tango is centered around enabling smartphones to understand where it is and how it moves through a three-dimensional environment, and that’s exactly the premise behind the latter of Lenovo’s new handsets, the low-cost Phab2, Phab2 Plus, and Phab2 Pro.
While the entry level Phab2 carries a 720p display, a quad-core MediaTek processor, and 16GB of expandable storage, the Phab2 Plus includes a 1080p display, a curved glass screen, an eight-core MediaTek processor, 32GB of space and a fingerprint reader in addition to a dual-camera array on its back panel. Read: Hands-on preview: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Series ““ coming in hot!
Both the Phab2 and Phab2 Plus arrive sporting a massive 6.4″ display and 13-megapixel rear cameras, Dolby Atmos audio and a large 4,050mAh battery which Lenovo claims will last for over two weeks on standby mode.
The Pab2 Pro sports Google‘s Tango augmented reality technology, which adds a wide-angle camera and a depth-sensing unit to its upgraded 16-megapixel camera. Using Tango, the Phab2 Pro is capable of mapping out physical spaces and projecting virtual effects in a real-world environment; Lenovo states that the device will provide augmented reality “special effects” – namely, the ability to superimpose virtual backgrounds while capturing images.
Lenovo plans to release the Phab2 trio internationally in September, where the former model will retail for just $199 USD and the latter Phab2 Plus will retail for a more pricey – yet affordable – $299 USD. The Phab2 Pro is expected to retail for $499 USD. All three devices arrive running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Read: Lenovo unveils the first dual-screen smartwatch
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