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Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 820 chipsets now optimized for Project Tango

Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 820 chipsets now optimized for Project Tango
The Lenovo Phab2 Pro will be the first Project Tango based handset to be offered to the public when the device launches this September. The AR capabilities of the unit were displayed earlier this month, and the heavy lifting of the Phab2 Pro comes from the Snapdragon 652 SoC that drives the device. The chip is able to crunch the data that comes from five sensors on the phone, three of them cameras, all working at the same time.

Besides the regular camera, there is a fish eye lens, a lens measuring depth, an accelerometer and a gyroscope. This allows users to redesign a room to see how new furniture makes it look, all without lifting a single chair. Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 652 had been optimized for Project Tango, and now the Snapdragon 820 chipset has joined that club. Optimizing the Snapdragon 652, Snapdragon 820 and any future 600 and 800 series chipsets for Tango, means that no external co-processors are needed.  It also means that uniform time stamping of data from multiple sensors will allow for a smooth augmented reality experience.

Qualcomm says that its background in providing rich mobile experiences with its Snapdragon 600 and 800 series means that the Phab2 Pro can run as planned without requiring hardware revisions or smartphone updates. Take a look at what Qualcomm and its optimized Snapdragon chipsets bring to Project Tango by clicking on the video below.

source: Qualcomm via AndroidCentral


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