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Lenovo’s new Tango phone might be the smartest smartphone on the market

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:18PM EST
Lenovo PHAB2 Pro Release Date Price

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According to a new leak, Lenovo plans to unveil three new phones that are unlike anything else on the market at its second annual Lenovo Tech World event on Thursday. The leak claims that’s we’ll see the following three phones today: the 6.4-inch PHAB2, the dual-camera PHAB2 Plus and the PHAB2 Pro — the world’s first Tango-enabled phone available to consumers.

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As revealed by a leak from Root Nation, the PHAB2 Pro is the new flagship phone from Lenovo. Powered by Google’s Project Tango, the Pro features a set of sensors and software that allows it to sense and map its surroundings, enabling augmented reality (AR) experiences that wouldn’t be possible on other phones.

Along with being the world’s first Tango phone, the PHAB2 Pro is also a competent Android 6.0 flagship. The Pro features a 6.4-inch Quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 4050 mAh battery, 16 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera.

If you want a massive Lenovo phone that isn’t Tango-enabled, the more affordable PHAB2 and PHAB2 Plus devices might be worth a look.

The PHAB2 features a 6.4-inch 720p HD display, MediaTek 8735 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 4050 mAh battery, 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera.

The PHAB2 Plus comes with many of the same specifications (save for its upgraded 1080p display and octa-core processor), but the selling point for the Plus is its 13 MP dual rear camera with additional professional features.

Lenovo’s PHAB2 will retail for $199, the PHAB2 Plus will cost $299 and the Tango-enabled PHAB2 Pro will be available at $499. All three phones will launch globally this September, with a US launch planned before the end of the year.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.