Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro will be the first smartphone that will run Google’s AR-oriented platform, Tango and is looking at a November release.
This would be a couple of months behind the original summer release window, but given that the handset is using technology that hasn’t integrated into smartphones over the years to the point of being an industry expectation, so it’s very possible that fine-tuning and testing added time to the launch window.
The thing that stands out about the phone is the wide angle 16MP depth sensing rear-facing camera which allows for Tango to do its thing effectively. Currently there are a couple of AR apps out so that users will be able to actually use Tango.
The rest of the phone is very much a modern smartphone. It has 4GB RAM, a finger print scanner, an optimized Snapdragon 652 processor, a 6.4” quad HD display—a lot of features that you’d expect from a smartphone coming out between 2014-2016. The unlocked phone will be going for $500.