Google has been trying to compete with Microsoft in Augmented Reality with the launch of its new AR platform named Project Tango. Computer maker Lenovo partnered up with Google to produce the first Project Tango Phone for market launched, and today, the company launched the phone in India.
The phone will be a Flipkart exclusive, and it will cost Rs 29,990 online.
While Phab 2 is probably not the world’s most compact phone -it’s probably the opposite of that- the phone has some cool features to justify its price. The phone has advanced motion sensors, infrared camera, and a 16-megapixel rear RGB camera to power the augmented reality features built for Google Tango.
Apart from the hardware made to support Google Tango, Lenovo has put some beefy specs on the phone too. The front of the phone is dominated by an enormous 6.4-inch QHD IPS Display and an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. Powering the phone is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC that has been tweaked to support AR features. The phone has 4 GB of RAM, and it comes with 64 GB of Internal storage which can be expanded up to 128 GB using microSD card.
Tango apps are more resource intensive than standard apps and to keep the phone powered, it comes with 4050mAh battery, which, at lease according to Lenovo, can last for 15 hours. The phone also has Dolby Audio 5.1 capture technology to record 3D audio.
Software wise, Lenovo will ship the phone with Google Android 6.0 marshmallow with Tango apps added.