Jeff Meredith on stage to talk the Phab 2 Pro. VP of Android at Lenovo.
One of the most exciting aspects of this launch is the collaboration with Google's Project Tango team, says Meredith.
Combination of world-class hardware from Lenovo and better software from Google is the kind of partnerships that find success.
The collaboration actually spurred a new division within Lenovo to focus on product partnerships
The tease is finally over, says Meredith. But why would you want to make a phone like this?
Meredith says that AR devices are the first step towards making these kinds of technologies pervasive.
You need to bring products like this to market to help them be relevant to the average consumer.
Like the fact that we take GPS and navigation for granted today, soon we'll take AR and VR for granted, too.
The smartphone is the most accessible and familiar form factor we know. It's already integrated into your life.
Flagship quality smartphone on its own: Metal unibody, 6.4-inch QHD display.
Four cameras: 8MP front camera; 16MP rear camera; depth camera; motion tracking camera. Three on the back, one on the front.
Not only does this enable the amazing photos, but Tango features.
Phab 2 Pro also features Dolby Atmos sound, and is the first to capture Dolby 5.1 audio on a smartphone.
Phab 2 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh battery and 2.4x Fast Charging.
Software perspective: fingerprint access, one-handed mode, too.
Great phone on its own, but with Project Tango it takes it to the next level.
Phab 2 Pro will come out in September, available for $499 unlocked.
Available at "key retailer" Best Buy
Now on stage, Johnny Lee, engineering director at Google, to talk about Project Tango.
Lee is awesome -- he spoke at Google I/O last month about a number of innovations at ATAP.
We are constantly making decisions about how we move based on the space and objects around us.
That we, as humans, can do that without thinking, is a remarkable achievement of physiology.
Tango allows its product to track motion, depth and more.
It lets you insert objects using augmented reality in areas that have been mapped in real time.
Project Tango no longer: the team is just TANGO. Awesome!
Tango's logo is now cleaner and more "material"