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Up close with Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro, the first Tango phone

This is the first phone with Google's 3D-sensing Tango camera technology.

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the first phone with Google Tango, a 3D-sensing camera technology. What the heck does that mean?

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

It means this phone is more than a pretty 6.4-inch face with a 2,560x1,440-pixel screen...

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

It can measure things just by looking at them. Like this wheelchair-accessible ramp.

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

Or, it can act as a window into another world. Just like in that Pokemon game you might have heard about.

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

It's an Android 6.0 Marshmallow phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM, dual SIM slots, and a giant 4,050mAh battery under the hood.

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

But the most important part is around back: This image sensor package lets the phone know where it is in the real world, and maps out its surroundings.

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

That sensor system is what allows Tango apps to work. There'll be 35 apps at launch.

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Domino World

Such as Domino World, a game that lets you place rows of virtual dominoes in your real world, then topple them over.

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Solar Simulator

Or Solar Simulator, which puts the size of our solar system into perspective by placing planets the proper distance from each other.

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Hot Wheels Track Builder

Big names such as Hot Wheels are also on board.

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iStaging

Some of the most useful Tango apps let you see if life-size furniture could fit into your home.

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iStaging

Apps such as Wayfair (not pictured) may let you buy the furniture on the spot.

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Crayola Color Blaster

Tango's still got a few issues to work out. Sometimes this zombie lurched into Crayola's Color Blaster game as planned...

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Crayola Color Blaster

...but other times, tracking issues meant we saw this boring disc instead.

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Tower

Building a tiny tower was pretty cool, though.

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

And here's one last picture of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.

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