Lenovo did as expected and announced the Phab2 pro Android phone at Tech World today, making it the first consumer-ready device with Google Tango technology built-in. The leak appears to have been accurate; this is a huge 6.4-inch phone with an array of cameras and sensors on the rear. The phone will launch worldwide in September as an unlocked device for $499.
The leak from earlier today appears to be a good match for the real thing. The Tango phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 652 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and has a 6.4-inch QHD screen. On the back are a 16MP standard camera, a fisheye camera, and an IR depth-sensing module. In concert with the internal orientation sensors, this is what enables Tango functionality.
Google and Lenovo did some demos on stage to show what Tango can do in its final retail form. There will be a few dozen Tango apps at launch. The device is able to measure the real world in three dimensions so you can place furniture in your living room, or just see how big something is.
Some of the demos were very cool, but I'm not sure how useful Tango will be in your daily life. It's also gigantic. If you want to try Tango for yourself, you'll have to wait until September. It'll cost you $499 from various retailers worldwide. You'll even be able to buy it at Lowes, which is bonkers.