7 December 2016: Lenovo just launched the Yoga Book and their latest series of Phab 2 devices which include the world’s first phablet that supports Google’s Tango technology.
The Yoga Book features the first-in-its-class Halo keyboard, which appears when a user needs to type, and disappears with the touch of a button, allowing the user to use the Real Pen, a dual-use stylus to sketch or take notes. The Phab 2 Pro is an incredible phablet which detects and maps its surroundings, making it possible for cutting-edge AR experiences, whether you’re measuring indoor spaces or raising a digital pet right in your bedroom.
The Lenovo Yoga Book
Its thin and light design, 15-hour battery life, and 360-degree watchband hinge gives on-the-go tablet users the freedom to write and draw anywhere, matching the mobility of a smartphone without having to carry a laptop or a detachable. The availability of Wi-Fi (for Windows) or LTE (for Android versions) will ensure connectivity at all times, whether for work or play.
The Halo Keyboard weaves software and hardware into one interface. With the touch of a button, the keyboard appears and disappears allowing the user to switch from typing to sketching with ease. Users can also experience haptic feedback as they are typing and select the option of predictive typing for an improved typing experience that surpasses conventional tablets and matches that of physical keyboards.
Drawing inspiration from the elegance and simplicity of notebooks, the Yoga Book’s Real Pen accessory, which comes bundled with the product, allows users to write and draw with pen and paper while instantly digitising their notes and sketches.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Series
Phab 2 Pro
The Phab 2 Pro is the world’s first phablet powered by Google’s Tango technology – a set of sensors and software that detects and maps its surroundings to enable cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) experiences.
With Tango, the Phab 2 Pro is able to detect physical motion and space. The combined technology of Tango in the device allows for motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning. As a result, it has the power to change how users can interact with their surroundings. The Phab 2 Pro allow users to download various Tango apps to measure their furniture, envision an added sofa in their living room, or watch dinosaurs roam the streets again.
Besides its unique Tango feature, the Phab 2 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 652 processor, 4G LTE connectivity, and cutting-edge time-stamping and camera and sensor processing capabilities.
The Phab 2 Pro features Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 with Dolby Atmos playback capabilities to help capture life’s moments on video with great quality audio. With Dolby Audio Capture 5.1, you can use crystal-clear 5.1-channel surround sound to record and share the full panorama of your life, adding amazing richness, clarity and depth to your special moments. Making this possible are three microphones, spatial capture with noise reduction, along with a 16MP camera that supports crisp video recording.
Phab 2 Plus
The Phab 2 Plus comes with dual 13MP rear cameras that have instant focus, fast F2.0 lenses and the same professional-grade Fujitsu Milbeaut image signal processor that powers the Leica camera.
Casual photographers can capture amazing pictures with crisp low-light shots, high contrast while retaining lifelike colours, high detail in the shadow areas and a captivating background blur. Meanwhile, the camera software incorporates a manual mode as well as other special effects.
The Phab 2 is an affordable AR smartphone with many of the attractive features found in higher-end models. The Phab 2’s AR mode, for instance, allows you to create more unique photos and videos by superimposing effects such as virtual backgrounds or cartoons onto your pictures – perfect for sharing on social media.
Other highlights include a huge 6.4-inch HD display, complete with a fast-focusing 13MP camera and 32GB on-board storage expandable via a microSD slot.
Pricing & Availability
The Yoga Book in Windows or Android, which is bundled with the Yoga Book sleeve, Real Pen and Book Pad, will be available from end December onwards at all Lenovo Exclusive Stores. The Yoga Book will be priced from RM 2,599, inclusive of GST (~US$649) for either the Windows or Android version.
The Phab 2 series, bundled with a protective clear case, will be available at selected Lenovo Exclusive Stores and Lenovo Multi Brand Stores from mid-December onwards.
The Phab 2 Pro will be priced from RM1,899, inclusive of GST / ~US$ 475.
The Phab 2 Plus will be priced from RM1,299, inclusive of GST / ~US$ 325.
The Phab 2 will be priced from RM899, inclusive of GST / ~US$ 225.