Google’s first Project Tango phone is reportedly a 6.4-inch Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
We’re only three days away from Lenovo Tech World, an exciting press event in San Francisco where the continuously reshuffling device manufacturer intends to tackle “the most promising and emerging topics in innovation, including virtual reality, IoT and harnessing the power of the cloud to transform people’s lives.”
Sounds vague, experimental and potentially boring as hell, and besides, Lenovo recently unveiled the Motorola Moto G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play in India, so it’s unlikely there’s already something different and similarly exciting in the pipeline.
Or is it? Well, we still haven’t heard official word on the Project Tango-influenced Moto Z family and its MotoMods or StyleMods accessories. Meanwhile, relentless mobile tipster Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, just dropped some knowledge on Twitter regarding the “first Project Tango phone”, which might well be a separate thing altogether.
This one’s apparently called Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, so it probably follows in the footsteps of the company’s own-branded 2015 Phab and Phab Plus. Smaller than both those monsters, the “Google AR” handheld still comes in on the relatively large side of things, at 6.4 inches, with Quad HD screen resolution in tow.
After several years of behind-the-scenes work, and numerous prototype showcases at various conferences and expos, Tango looks pretty much ready for primetime, although we remain unsure of the innovations it’ll ultimately bring to the table.
By leveraging futuristic technologies like indoor navigation, 3D mapping and, of course, augmented reality, this could change traditional user interaction in a number of meaningful, mind-blowing ways.