A new Project Tango device has been unveiled at the Intel’s Developer Forum. The Project Tango phone with 6-inch display looks like any other smartphone but with a few rear camera modules. The device uses the Intel’s RealSense technology to scan in 3D and that too in real time. Brain Krzanich, Intel CEO has shown the whole process of capturing the 3D renders of objects in an indoor room by using Project Tango phone with the RealSense technology.
The Project Tango has been born from the Googles initiative to develop a mobile device for 3D motion tracking in real time. The Mountain View based company launched the Project Tango tablet last year with a hefty price tag of $1024 and were only available to developers. Earlier this year the company reduced the priced to $512 and also been launched to the public in few selected countries.
Intel has unveiled the smartphone friendly RealSense sensor way back in April. The RealSense technology was first featured on Dell Venue 8 7000 Android Tablet that was priced at RS.34,999. As the depth-sensing technology is still in the early stage, it might take some time to show the results in easily creating the indoor maps or scanning environments.
Intel hasn’t talked about the specifications of the device. The availability of the device is also still not known, we can’t expect the device to be made available for public in anytime soon but can be available for the developers in the next few months. We will let you update once Intel releases the specifications and the availability of the Project Tango phone.