Lenovo announced that its Phab 2 Pro would be the first phone to ship with Google Tango. And now, following early estimates of a November release window after a delay from the original summer date, we know exactly when that day will be: November 1st.
The Phab 2 Pro immediately stands out thanks to the extra-large depth-sensing Google Tango camera on the back of the device that allows the phone to map out physical spaces, track its position in a room, and follow objects. Getting down to the numbers, the Phab 2 Pro will cost $499 unlocked, which, in addition to the Tango sensor gets you a 6.4-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 4,000mAh battery.
The announcement of the Phab 2 Pro’s release date comes in a slightly strange manner — in the form of a small notification on Lenovo’s Tango-less Phab 2 page — so there’s still not a lot of information of where you’ll be able to buy the Phab 2 Pro. Given the imminent release date, it’s likely we’ll have more information between now and Tuesday.