Lenovo announced the world’s first Tango smartphone earlier this year with the Phab2 Pro, which was originally set to be released in September. That obviously didn’t happen, as Lenovo delayed the phone in mid-September without revealing what caused the delay.
Now that we’ve cleared September, Lenovo has clarified the release date for the 6.4-inch device and will be launching it in November, pitting it against the Google Pixel line. It will be available unlocked in the US for $499, which will certainly give it a competitive edge against some other flagship smartphones.
The Phab2 Pro utilizes a Snapdragon 652 CPU with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 6.4-inch Quad HD display. Plus, you’ll get the full set of Tango sensors that allow the device to track space and motion and visualize the area around you.
It’s still a brand new technology that’s probably going to take awhile to catch on with consumers, but at least the reasonable price point and decent specs should help it fare a little better than some other first generation products. And with Lenovo breaking the barrier and getting a device into the market, that will hopefully mean that we’ll start to see more and more Tango phones over the next few years.