Google has confirmed that the first Google project Tango Phone, Lenevo Phab2 Pro will go on sale in November.
Though the phone was originally supposed to ship in the summer, and later got delayed until September and then finally a Phab2 Pro phone will debut in November, according to a statement from Google’s VR head Clay Bavor.
The Phab2 Pro will arrive with an enormous 6.4-inch QHD LCD display, 4GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 652 processors, MicroSD slot, Dolby Atmos speakers at the bottom of phones and a 4050mAh battery buried inside.
The Lenevo Phab2 Pro has depth-sensing 3D camera system in order to scan the world around you and deliver an augmented reality experience. Three cameras at the back of Tango’s motion tracking, area learning, and depth perception tech: a standard 16-megapixel sensor joined by a depth-sensing IR camera and a motion tracking camera. At the front, there’s an 8-megapixel shooter, and the phone also supports a fingerprint sensor at the back.
The important point is that this device won’t work with Google’s Daydream View. Only the Google Pixel Phones will be compatible with the Daydream View VR platform, not the Phab2 Pro. Phab2 Pro does not have the requires an AMOLED screen to support smooth VR.
“You can imagine in the future, you won’t have to make a choice, but that’s a bit further out,” said Bavor, hinting that a single phone might support both the Tango and Daydream VR headset.
The Lenevo Phab2 Pro Smartphone will costs for $499 in United States, and will be available at Best Buy and Lowe’s stores around the country.