In collaboration with Google, Intel is encouraging innovation within the mobile detection depth by combining the technologies Google Project Tango and Intel RealSense in a development kit for Android smartphones. Essentially, Intel is planning a smartphone with Android, Intel and Realsense 3D: the announcement was made already last summer at IDF 2015 but, a few days ago, the project has officially started.
The development kit for Intel RealSense smartphone with Google Project Tango enables new experiences, including navigation indoors, according to the learning, virtual reality, 3D scanning and more. Android developers can already sign up to reserve a smartphone, but the company has not yet announced when the RealSense Smartphone Developer Kit will actually be available and ready for shipping. We only know that it will cost $ 399 and will have a technical level.
The terminal is equipped with an Intel Atom Z8700-x7 (Cherry Trail), 6-inch display (2560 x 1440 pixels), 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. On board, Intel has installed a camera Realsense 3D (ZR300), which can scan stereoscopic objects, people and environments. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPS and, in addition to the 3D camera, integrates two cameras 8MP (rear) and 2-megapixel (front). Santa Clara also offers a docking station with adjustable angle, HDMI and USB 3.0 ports.
And ‘unlikely that Intel wants to enter the smartphone market, as it did to that of the Mini PC with Intel NUC and Compute Stick, but the development kit may be useful to producers who think they use Intel chips and technology for Realsense their devices and developers interested in working with 3D applications and tools with depth sensing. If anything, however, the terminal will arrive on the consumer market, it is unlikely to have the price of 399 dollars.
Lenovo, which seems to have the same interests as Intel, announced at CES 2016 in a joint conference with Google to develop a new smartphone based on Project Tango and equipped with Qualcomm SoC, display less than 6 “and a price of about $ 500. You can review the event in the video above.