Recently, Lenovo released the 6.4-inch Phab 2 Pro, which is the first consumer-centric Tango phone and now, Lenovo acquired Motorola are pegged to reportedly unveil a Tango mod for the Moto Z series smartphone. At an event in Chicago, Aymar de Lencquesaing, Chairman and President – Motorola, and SVP, Lenovo Mobile Business, has confirmed that the Moto Z may soon receive Tango functionality.
“The tablet folks did a phablet and worked with Google, the Tango team, to come out with a Tango phablet. Going forward, we’ll have to address as a group how do we reconcile the products that are at the fringe? We’re likely to have a Tango module to basically enable the Z to have Tango functionality.”
-Aymar de Lencquesaing, Motorola Mobility chairman and president
However, Lencquesaing didn’t announce a timeline for the availability of the Tango module for the Moto Z or disclose any information regarding its pricing.
The Moto Z smartphone launched in India back in October and was priced at Rs. 39,999. The highlight of the smartphone is it supports Moto Mods, which connect to the rear of the smartphones via the 16-dot connector interface. The high-end smartphone is powered by 1.8GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM packing in a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear panel.
Project Tango by tech giants Google is a technology which is designed to enable hardware of smartphones to perceive its own location in 3 dimensions via superior infrared sensors. In simple terms, Tango Technology is a 3D positioning platform that can generate a diagram of your nearby locations by using the technology of Argument Reality that can make applications like indoor navigation, search, and gaming work. It merges many cameras for measuring deepness and activity and also has some additional sensors which will facilitate the phone a fine understanding its location. By integrating with Tango Technology, Motorola can off-load those extra cameras and add an external battery, which will enable it to keep up the trim physiques of the device.