Project-Tango Based Smartphone to be Released by Lenovo in Mid-Year, As Announced in CES 2016
Project-Tango by Google and the tablet that used this technology first have been around for sometime now. However, a smartphone capable of tracking 3D motion and creating a map of its proximity is said to make an entrance this year. Lenovo declared officially at CES that its Project-Tango based handset will hit the markets by middle of this year, reported Notebook Check.
Although not many details have been provided regarding the unnamed handset, but Lenovo did say at the press event that the phone will not be larger than 6.5-inch screen, will be powered by Qualcomm processor and will cost under $500. The sensors and the camera required to activate Project-Tango will be placed vertically in the top-third of the handset. "With Project Tango, the smartphone becomes a magic window into the physical world by enabling it to perceive space and motion that goes beyond the boundaries of a touch screen," said Johnny Lee, Project Tango Lead at Google. "By working with Lenovo, we'll be able to make Project Tango more accessible to users and developers all over the world to both enjoy and create new experiences that blends the virtual and real world," as reported by ZDNet.com.
The final layout of the phone has not been decided by Lenovo yet and they are still working on at least five designs right now. To promote this technology, Google has also announced an app incubator program so that the platform can encourage the developers and the best apps can be made available, pre-loaded, with the handset. It is still not clear if it will be a Google handset made solely by Lenovo or will their be other OEMs that will build it as well, said Notebook Check