Google Tango Phone, Lenovo Phab2 Pro News & Update: Release Date Set for November

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Oct 06, 2016 11:52 AM EDT

For mobile phone users who are evading Apple and Samsung devices like a plague, here's some great news for you. Google is set to breakout this year with the first ever Tango phone from manufacturer Lenovo. But what is it exactly?

According to CNet, the highly anticipated Google Tango phone which is the Lenovo Phab2, is a 6.4-inch smartphone powered by Google, and features the Tango depth-sensive 3D camera system that enables scanning your environment. It has the ability to play augmented reality games ("Pokemon GO," anyone?), navigate the world around you, and even help you design your home.

The Google Tango phone, Lenovo Phab2 Pro was initially set to be released this summer but was pushed back to September. Of course, that month came and went and now Google VR head Clay Bavor has announced that the Lenovo Phab2 Pro will finally be released this November, and will come with a $499 price tag.

According to The Verge, the new Google Tango Phone, Lenovo Phab2 Pro will feature a 16MP sensor that enables the technology to map out physical spaces and then add on some virtual effects. It also boasts of a 6.4-inch QHD display and is powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor, with 4GB of RAM and 4,000mAh battery. It also has a fingerprint sensor.

Those who are looking to purchase the Google Tango phone, Lenovo Phab2 Pro must know, however, that the the Daydream VR headset is only compatible with Google's Pixel phones and will not be compatible with the upcoming Lenovo Phab2 because the Lenovo Phab2 is not equipped with the AMOLED screen that supports VR.

However, it seems that Google is looking to integrate that in the near future. Bavor hinted that soon, users won't have to choose between virtual reality or augmented reality if they can come up with a device that can do both. In the meantime, hit the comments section below and share your thoughts on the upcoming Lenovo Phab2 Pro.

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