Lenovo's new Phab2 Pro, developed with Google, brings augmented reality to smartphone screens without the need for a headset.
The device, which has a 6.4-inch screen, pushes smartphone functionality to new heights. The giant display presents a wealth of information that changes how people interact with the physical world around them.
The smartphone, based on Google's Project Tango computer vision technology, will ship worldwide in August for US $499, Lenovo announced Thursday. It's loaded with cutting-edge sensors, cameras, and a Snapdragon 652 processor from Qualcomm.
The device can be used to measure distances, recognize items, map locations, and provide real-time indoor navigation.
By integrating Tango in Phab2 Pro, Lenovo "can provide enhancements to everyday user experiences that will be so valuable that it's almost second nature," Jeff Meredith, vice president and general manager of Android and Chrome Computing at Lenovo, said in an interview.
Google said Phab2 Pro is the first Project Tango device, and many more will come.