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Lenovo have been borderline vocal about their desire to make their Miix 2-in-1 tablet series like the Microsoft Surface, from the 3:2 aspect ratio display to the integrated full-width kickstand to the snap-on keyboard cover. 

That's not necessarily a bad thing as the products are pretty decent overall. Lenovo do have a new one though and that is the Miix 720 which is to be unveiled at CES 2017 

This is practically an update to the Miix 700 which was introduced a year ago at CES 2016.

A lot of what was on the last Miix is here, from the 12-inch 3:2 form factor to the kickstand that's mounted via a small pair of Lenovo's iconic watchband hinges that fold back to 150 degrees. On the inside you'll see it's powered by the 7th-generation Intel Core i7 "Kaby Lake" processors along with Intel HD 620 graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and an SSD drive of up to 1TB. 

Naturally, the Miix 720 will run Windows 10, but unlike Lenovo's 2017 ThinkPad laptops, this won't be a bloatware-free Microsoft Signature Image — there's plenty of extra stuff pre-installed on this tablet.

So as a tablet, a lot of attention was given to the display and it's not half bad as it has a 2:3 aspect ratio 12-inch LCD panel with a dense 2880x1920 resolution and 400-nit brightness. 

As for the camera, you have a 1MP front-facing camera that offers IR support for Windows Hello facial recognition authentication (there's a 5MP shooter on the back). On the bottom of the Miix 720 is a magnetic mount for the keyboard cover, which features keys with 1.5mm of travel and backlighting — and it's included with the tablet.All of this is built into a 14.5mm-thick 2.4lb metal body. Lenovo includes a Thunderbolt 3/USB-C port (also the tablet's charge port), a microSD card slot, and a pair of full-size USB ports — one of which is always-on so you can charge your phone off the Miix 720's battery even when the tablet's off. Speaking of the battery, Lenovo estimates up to 8 hours of battery life for the Miix 720.

In addition to the included keyboard cover, there's an updated Lenovo Active Pen 2 in the box. This AAAA-powered touchscreen pen offers 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity (double the first version) and has a built-in programmable shortcut button.

So in case you're in the market for a new tablet, the Miix720 might just be the way to go. 

Well if you're an Android fan then the news that Lenovo‘s giant Phab 2 Pro will be the first smartphone to feature Google's Tango AR feature should be pretty exciting.
Even better is the news that it is now actually available for purchase at a not-so-cheap-but-relatively-affordable $499 in the United States. 
According to Talkandroid.com, the Phab 2 Pro carries three cameras on the rear panel consisting of the main 16MP RGB fast focus camera, a depth sensor and a motion tracking sensor with a fish-eye lens that helps with ultra-wide panorama photos. There’s an 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1.4um big pixel on the front of the phone for taking selfies and video chat. A fingerprint scanner is also present just below the cameras.
As for the AR, the three sensors on the rear panel serve to map the user’s surroundings, providing the information and the scenario to the AR apps, and that allows the user to view an enriched environment. 
Meaning that while you're in the park or just calmly walking on the road, you actually might be saving the world with huge machines and giant robots coming for you on the street.

Gaming isn't the AR's only strength, it can be used for a few more practical things like interior decoration and the like.
Besides featuring AR and VR technology, Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro sports an aluminum unibody design. 2.5G curved glass, a huge 6.4-inch QHD IPS display, a Snapdragon 652 processor that was custom-built for Tango, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and MicroSD card support.
With a 6.4-inch display, you can expect some sizable dimensions and the Phab 2 Pro certainly isn’t a tiny phone being 88.57mm wide and 179.83mm long, it also isn’t the lightest phone around at 259 grams.

In terms of connectivity, Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro supports dual nano-SIM’s, as well as WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz). There’s a non-removable 4,050mAh battery storing the power, which you can top up using Fast Charging, it’s unclear at the moment whether it’s Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology or something proprietary from Lenovo. Finally, the Phab 2 Pro runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
You can order yours from some retailers who will have them for sale and even get it shipped depending on location. You can sound off in the comments and let us know how excited you are about the new Tango phone.

With new innovations coming about everyday, Lenovo has joined in, unveiling a new smartphone filled with sensors that enable it to scan and map the world around it in real time.
The PHAB2 Pro as it is called is powered by technology known as Project Tango, developed by Google and that uses the camera and a set of sensors built into the phone to scan the space around it and build a 3D map of the surroundings.
The smartphone was announced at Lenovo's Tech World conference in San Francisco where the Chinese firm suggested that Project Tango could be as pivotal as GPS and improve indoor mapping as well as power new augmented and virtual reality experiences.
A senior official at Lenovo, said: "Put simply, we wanted to take what was an amazing concept and transform it into a commercially viable mobile device.
"From the moment we saw Tango, we knew it could become pervasive, just like GPS. However, to truly make the PHAB2 Pro a game-changer, we developed it at an affordable price for mainstream consumers, delivering not just a bleeding-edge phone, but an all-around fantastic phone that's first to market."
The PHAB2 Pro uses motion tracking, depth perception and area learning to map environments and sense its own location within them. In total there are four cameras built into the device.
The phone will hit the shelves in the US first in September for $499 (£344)

Lenovo have hit the market again with a new phone, the Vibe C. It seems that the company is set to launch the smartphones as they have appeared for sale on some third party websites.

The Lenovo Vice C, boasts a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS LCD display and is powered by a quad-core processor. It also comes with 1GB of RAM and also packs 8GB of internal memory. 

The smartphone supports microSD card of up to 32GB. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based Vibe C smartphone supports single Micro-SIM. It is backed by a 2300mAh battery.

The Vibe C, which is expected to be available worldwide soon, sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also has a 2-megapixel front camera. 

According to GSM Arena, It supports 4G LTE apart from 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB connectivity options. 

So if you're interested in the Chinese company's latest offering, you should very well check it out.

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