Google s ambitious Project Tango aims to bring the Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) experience together. The first consumer device, the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, will be available globally starting September this year. While it was surprising that Lenovo went ahead with is Snapdragon 652 chipset instead of top-end Snapdragon 820, Qualcomm has now revealed that it has optimized both chipsets to work fluidly with Project Tango. The chipmaker has also promised that future Snapdragon 600 and Snapdragon 800-series chipsets will support AR. Also Read - Qualcomm launches a powerful Asus smartphone with price of more than 1 lakhAlso Read - Top tech news of week: Battlegrounds Mobile India launched, iOS 15 public beta released, more
Today, we re excited to announce the expanded availability of Tango on the popular Snapdragon 820 processor, and our plans to support Tango on future Snapdragon 600 and 800 tier processors. Tightly integrated into a single chip, the components of Snapdragon processors are uniquely equipped to simultaneously process data from all five Tango-related sensors, Qualcomm wrote in a blog post. Also Read - Snapdragon 888 Plus is here with upgrades that may puzzle flagship phone buyers
Following the required optimizations, the chips can crunch data from the five sensors and three cameras, all working at the same time. The PHAB2 Pro comes equipped with a regular camera, the second camera with fish eye lens, a depth sensing camera, a gyroscope and an accelerometer. With uniform time stamping of data from all the sensors, it will help deliver a smooth augmented reality experience, Qualcomm says.
Qualcomm has also shared a video that demonstrates the capabilities of its processors running on Tango-enabled smartphone. The video shows how one could use the AR capabilities of smartphone to see how the new furniture could look like in the room, without having to move the existing tables and chairs.
The Project Tango-powered Lenovo PHAB2 Pro is priced at $499 (which is approximately Rs 33,500) and will be available in select markets starting September. However, there is no word on availability of the device in India as yet.