Earlier this year at CES 2016, Lenovo unveiled a new partnership with Google to work on the first consumer-friendly Project Tango device. The announcement of the first Tango device is expected later this week at Lenovo’s Tech World event and ahead of the event, tipster Evan Blass has given us some new details on what to expect.
Evan’s tweet reveals the first Tango Phone could be dubbed the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, which would be an apt name considering its monstrous 6.4-inch Quad HD display. Google originally said the Project Tango phone’s screen would be under 6.5-inches but many considered that to be an upper limit, not an accurate reflection of the display size and it”s likely this screen could be too large for many people.
Project Tango uses an array of sensors and cameras to allow users to map their immediate space in real time and aims to deliver the first consumer-friendly augmented reality experience on a mobile phone. Previous demos by Google have shown off use case scenarios such as mapping the measurements of a room and this can be really useful for both consumers who are renovating or remodelling and professionals – such as interior designers and architects – who are envisaging what a home could look like.
First Project Tango phone (Google AR): 6.4″, QHD Lenovo PHAB2 Pro.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 5, 2016
With an expected price tag of less than $500, the Project Tango phone could yet prove popular and the screen size aside, although a large display may prove to be a necessity. We’ll be at Lenovo’s Tech World event later this week so stay tuned for more coverage on the PHAB2 Pro and more!