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Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus may be the first consumer-ready Project Tango smartphone

Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus may be the first consumer-ready Project Tango smartphone
Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus may be the first consumer-ready Project Tango smartphone
Demoed at CES earlier this year, the Chinese manufacturer may finally be ready to launch a Project Tango smartphone for the masses. Prices and launch dates are expected to be announced tomorrow at Tech World 2016.

The Lenovo Tech World 2016 event takes place tomorrow (June 9th at 19:00 CET) in San Francisco, but Evan Blass from @evLeaks is at it again with more information ahead of any planned official revealings. Purportedly, Lenovo will announce a consumer smartphone running Google Project Tango.

The exact name of the model is unknown, but it is expected to be the Phab 2 Plus as the original Phab Plus was featured at IFA 2015 and Lenovo may be ready to refresh the series for a 2016 launch. As hinted at during CES, such a phablet should include a 6.5-inch or 6.4-inch QHD display.

The Project Tango device will utilize special sensors and cameras to calculate its orientation and positioning in space even without the need for GPS or Internet connectivity. This will allow for unique applications and user experiences such as having the ability to measure dimensions and distances, map and save objects or rooms in three dimensions, and run games that utilize and react to immediate real-world objects. The press event tomorrow will likely divulge more information about Lenovo's smartphone plans.

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Benjamin Herzig/ Allen Ngo, 2016-06- 8 (Update: 2016-06- 9)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.