Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 now supports Google Tango Augmented Reality technology platform

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Lenovo introduced PHAB 2 Pro, the world’s first tango-enabled smartphone for consumers powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC at the Tech World 2016 earlier this month. Now Qualcomm has announced that Snapdragon 820 will also power Tango-enabled smartphones. It also plans to support Tango on future Snapdragon 800 and 600 series of processors.

Snapdragon 652 offers high accuracy, uniform time stamping of multiple sensor data streams, efficient processing without the need for external co-processors, and leading camera and sensor processing technology for Tango devices. The Snapdragon 820 will support all these, in addition it will offer higher performance and even lower power consumption.

“Snapdragon 600 and 800 series processors also include an integrated global high-frequency clock, which performs highly accurate, uniform time stamping of all that sensor data, which is critical for enabling smooth augmented reality experiences, where 3D graphic overlays track virtually seamlessly with physical surroundings,” said the company.

Snapdragon 600 and 800 series processors are capable of supporting Tango without any hardware modifications or software development.

Lenovo’s Tango smartphone, PHAB 2 Pro has four cameras that includes a 16-megapixel RGB camera, a depth camera, a motion tracking camera and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera for Tango’s 3D mapping technology to understand the world around you. Check out our hands-on below.


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