For months the official Tango smartphone has been leaked, rumored, and teased in culmination of today’s official announcement of the device. Today at Lenovo’s Tech World 2016 conference, Lenovo officially took the wraps off of the first ever consumer-facing Tango device. It’s known as the PHAB2 Pro, and it’s powered by the exact same AR technology you could find inside of the Project Tango tablet that has been previously available on the Google Store. While today marks the first official look the public has gotten at the PHAB2 Pro, a leak from just a couple of days ago was actually spot on with the design of the Tango phone, which has surprisingly changed just a tiny bit from the image that Lenovo showed off when they initially announced the partnership to create this device back in January.
The Lenovo PHAB2 Pro is equipped with a 6.4-inch Quad-HD display using 2.5D glass, giving truth to the recent rumor that stated as such. Beyond the display, the phone is built with a metal unibody design made from Aluminum Alloy and comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor that was built specifically for Tango, and that processor is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space that’s also expandable up to 128GB via the microSD card.
The phone is of the dual-SIM variety making it perfect for travel, and it takes a nano SIM card. It will be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise given the time frame of release for this device, and when it comes to battery life the PHAB2 Pro carries a 4,050 mAh battery inside that supports fast charge and will deliver about 18 hours of talk time and 13 days of standby time. As for the camera, the PHAB2 Pro sports a 16MP Fast-Focus sensor on the back with phase detection autofocus, Depth Sensor for Tango, and Motion Tracking Sensor for Tango, and flipping things over to the front will reveal an 8MP fixed-focus camera sensor with an f2.2 aperture. The device also supports Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi 802.11ac, and it’ll support GSM bands B2, 3, and 5 here in the U.S., while also supporting UMTS bands B1, 2, 4, and 5, and FDD LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, and 30. The Lenovo PHAB2 Pro is expected to launch globally in September for $499, and in the U.S. it’ll launch first exclusively at select Lowe’s locations throughout the country as well as Best Buy at an unspecified date, following with other retailers online before the end of 2016.