Lenovo said it will launch “the world’s first consumer Project Tango-enabled smartphone” at its TechWorld event early next month, promising users “a totally new way to experience the world”.
The company said earlier this year it was working on a device supporting the Google-led intiative, stating at the time that the intention was to create a deeper link between smartphones and the real world.
Lenovo now said the new device “brings augmented reality to your smartphone, including gaming, navigation, and other utilities”. It suggested applications from “indoor mapping your way around a museum to creating a 3D gaming environment to visualising how a new refrigerator fits into your kitchen”.
The company also said it will “announce new mobile technology designed by Motorola that will dramatically change the way people think about and use their most personal devices – in a snap”. Separately, it has been reported that Motorola is readying a device with modular expansion capabilities, which would fit this description.
Lenovo TechWorld is taking place in San Francisco on 9 June.