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Lenovo could unveil PHAB2 Pro, a Project Tango-based phablet on June 9

The AR and VR ready device is rumored to sport a 6.4-inch QHD display.

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Lenovo Project Tango smartphone: Lenovo is also expected to take the wraps off its first Project Tango based smartphone. Called PHAB2 Pro, this will be the first consumer device launched since Google announced the project. It is expected to flaunt a 6.4-inch QHD display, and priced under $500 (which is approximately Rs 33,500). The talking points will be the smartphone's capabilities, and it will feature complex array of cameras and sensors to create 3D maps of the user’s surroundings in real-time.


Earlier this year at CES 2016, Lenovo and Google announced a partnership to launch the first consumer ready Project Tango device. It s a part of a Google experiment that aims to bring Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to users at low costs. Now, ahead of the Lenovo Tech World 2016 event which is set to take place on June 9, reliable leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) has hinted about the launch of Project Tango device. Also Read - Google, Facebook make vaccination mandatory for employees returning to office

According to Blass, the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro could be the first commercially available Project Tango device. While other details such as the chipset, RAM, cameras and OS are currently missing, he did mention that the device is likely to flaunt a 6.4-inch QHD display. The Project Tango device is expected to be priced under $500 (which is approximately Rs 33,500).

For those unfamiliar with Project Tango, it uses complex selection of cameras and sensors to create 3D maps of the user s surroundings in real-time. One of the tablets that Google had showcased back in 2014 featured dual-cameras at the back along with an infrared depth sensor to precisely click photos of objects in 3D.

ALSO READ: CES 2016: Lenovo, Google to launch first 3D Space Mapping smartphone this year

Besides the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, Lenovo is widely expected to unveil two new Motorola smartphones. The company recently applied for Moto Z trademark in the US and is expected to launch the Moto Z Style and Moto Z Play smartphones at the event. From the leaked photos, a 16 pin connector socket is also visible at the back of these smartphones, hinting at some modular functionality.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have come across these snap on modular components called Moto Mods that would bring additional functionality to the smartphones. These could be an external camera module with physical shutter release button, zoom lens and a Xenon flash.

Other accessories could be external speakers, battery case and more. With just two days to go, we are really excited to see what Lenovo has to announce at the event. As always, we will keep you posted and bring live updated from the event as and when the products are announced.

 

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  • Published Date: June 7, 2016 12:16 PM IST



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