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CES 2017 | Huawei might launch a Tango handset as well

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Tango phablet gunmetal gray variant, soon to have a competitor by Huawei
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
The existing Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and the upcoming Asus ZenFone AR will soon have a new Tango-enabled handset to compete with. Huawei has just confirmed that its Tango-capable smartphone or phablet is scheduled to hit the market soon.

For now, there is only one augmented reality handset available for purchase, but the future for these products might become bright sooner than expected. In addition to the existing Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, we already found out that a Tango-enabled Moto Mod for the Moto Z lineup and a new such handset are expected to launch later this year. However, the Asus ZenFone AR is the next one to hit the market, but Huawei targets this niche as well.

At the end of last week, Android Authority unveiled that "we can confirm that Huawei will join that small group and will launch a Tango-based smartphone of its own." Unfortunately, there are no technical specs and features to talk about, but the hardware should be powerful enough to properly handle the amount of data used by augmented reality apps.

Sadly, not many developers jumped into the AR wagon so far, but Google recently revealed that more Tango-capable apps are in the making. For now, there are less than 40 such pieces of code available for download via the Google Play store.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01- 9 (Update: 2017-01- 9)