Lenovo's Phab2 Pro goes on sale for US$499, ships in December

It's the first phone with Google's Tango technology, which bakes in a number of augmented reality experiences.

The first phone that bakes in Google’s Tango augmented reality technology is finally up for sale, after a several-month delay.

The Phab2 Pro is hard to miss, with a huge 6.4-inch screen to showcase all of those augmented reality apps. Wayfair, for example, wants to use it to help you find out just exactly how that new end table will look next to the couch. The company’s WayfairView app is now in the Play Store.

Lowe’s has plans as well in using Tango’s spatial awareness features to amplify its own shopping experiences.

The phone will cost US$499 and has a solid set of specs. The rear-facing camera, particularly important for Tango use, is 16 megapixels. It also has an infrared depth-sensor and motion-tracking sensor to aid with augmented reality. The Phab2 Pro also includes 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 4050 mAh battery, and a mid-range Snapdragon 652 processor.

You can pre-order the phone right now from Lenovo, although shipping is scheduled for December. It’s also going to be available in Lowe’s stores, no doubt with some type of display to try and wow potential buyers with all those Tango features.

Why this matters: Google took the “project” tag off Tango, which means the company is serious about seeing this technology get out there. Augmented reality is a bit more accessible than virtual reality since you don’t have to slap on headgear, but it remains to be seen if the technology will go mainstream.

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