‘Pokemon GO’ Latest News & Update: Will it Take Advantage of Lenovo Phab 2 Pro’s True AR?

By Regin Olimberio , Updated Nov 02, 2016 07:54 PM EDT

Mobile gamers should admit that "Pokemon GO" lighted the wick that led to smartphone manufacturers focusing on development of Augmented Reality, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is one such brainchild. "Pokemon GO" might not be the "real" AR if technical description is taken into consideration but at least it stirred the bee's nest.

Google Tango AR was there even before "Pokemon GO" but Tango head Johnny Lee admits that the game became the stamping pad of this technology. Further, it made the context of AR easier to understand and in turn provided better leverage when selling the product. Meaning, questions referring to augmented reality is easier to explain when "Pokemon GO" comes into the equation.

In an interview with The Verge, Lee explained that "Pokemon GO" is simply an AR derivative but it follows the same context. Nonetheless, experience with monsters being pegged in the middle of smartphone display gave the idea of how powerful AR can be. While "Pokemon GO" didn't actually map the perimeter to warrant a true AR, it gave an idea of possibilities if technology is deployed in real world scenario.

Now going into Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, it is unclear yet how "Pokemon GO" can take advantage of true AR that this smartphone offers. What is exciting about possible connection is the availability of Google Tango, accelerometer and other features.

Gamers can also look forward to extended mobile gaming time because Lenovo Phab 2 Pro boasts a 4050 mAh li-ion battery. This will come in handy, given "Pokemon GO" reputation as power hog. Also, this upcoming smartphone has a Quick Charge feature to compliment its juice storage.

Expecting a crisp "Pokemon GO" display? Lenovo Phab 2 Pro look vibrant in its 2160p video running at console quality 30fps. As if these aren't enough, this beaut's Android OS 6.0 was complimented with Snapdragon 652 chipset. It packs an eight-core Cortex-A72 and Cortex-A53, both running at 4x1.8 GHz.

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