Leaked images of Lenovo’s Project Tango phone emerge ahead of Tech World conference

Project Tango

Just about 24 hours before Lenovo plans to unveil the first Project Tango augmented reality smartphone at its Tech World conference, images of the device have leaked courtesy of serial leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer.

Hemmerstoffer tweeted two images on his personal Twitter account of the alleged Project Tango phone, one a promotional-looking shot that shows a gold and black version of the device complete with Project Tango logo. The other, a Weibo-sourced closeup of the camera setup.

Both pictures show three cameras and a fingerprint reader on the back. On the front, the images reveal capacitive buttons. A previous leak from mobile tipster Evan Blass indicated this phone has a 6.4-inch QHD display and will be called the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro.

Hemmerstoffer notes that the images were previously leaked as the Moto Z, a device that’s been the focus of several leaks leading up to the conference. Not long ago, Blass leaked several Moto Z shots and followed up with in-depth coverage on the phone, which is expected to be modular.

The Project Tango smartphone, made in partnership with Google, is the product of a long-term project to create a phone capable of augmenting reality. It does so by mapping its surroundings using a combination of cameras and sensors, on top of which it can superimpose digital visions. Some applications that Google sees for the phone includes indoor mapping for Google Maps and cordless virtual reality.

Followers of Lenovo and Motorola products certainly won’t have to wait long to get to the truth of the matter. MobileSyrup‘s Igor Bonifacic will be on the ground at Lenovo Tech World tomorrow to report on the company’s new releases.

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[source]Steve Hemmerstoffer[/source]