Google is going big with their smartphone flagships this year. This month, they announced the coming of their two new flagships, the Pixel phones, that will compete with smartphone giants, Apple and Samsung. Next month, this November, Google is once more planning to release another flagship, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro. But this time, it will be with Google's new Tango 3D camera system.
Google innovates a new camera system with Project Tango
Project Tango is another one of Google's genius that allows users to scan the world around them. As a 3D camera system with depth-sensing, Tango places virtual objects in a real world. Google has been working on the project to use 3D space in measuring distances.
With a Tango-equipped phone, users can create their own virtual reality. But that is not just what the Tango can do. With Google's latest technology, users can play their favorite games in augmented reality. The 3D camera system can also be used to design homes and see where new furniture or appliances would fit best.
Project Tango for virtual and augmented reality
The new technology is something that users can take advantage with if they are into virtual reality. However, the Phab2 Pro is not compatible with Google's Daydream VR headset. Only Pixel smartphones have the compatibility feature for the Daydream.
One possible reason for this is that the Phab2 Pro may not be able to support a smooth VR without the AMOLED screen which is one important requirement for virtual reality. For fans of Google tech, it's basically a choice between a phone that provides a virtual reality experience or one with augmented reality.
CNET reported last June that the Lenovo Phab2 Pro, which is set to be the first Tango-ready phone, will go on sale this September. However, Google's head of VR Clay Bavor confirmed that the 6.4-inch phablet will go on official sale this November for $499 in the US.