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New MotoMod To Feature Tango 3D Camera

Reports say Lenovo, having already brought Google’s Project Tango to owners of its Phab2 Pro, is not set to bring 3D AR tech to users of its Moto Z via a new MotoMod.

In a briefing to press, Motorola Mobility chairman and president Aymar de Lencquesaing said that the company will likely develop a Tango augmented reality mod for the Moto Z line of smartphones.

Like the Phab2 Pro, the new MotoMod is expected to features a depth-sensing wide-angle 3D camera capable of far more than just overlay objects in 2D (a la Pokemon Go) but actually generate virtual objects in three-dimensions.

Google’s Project Tango was originally unveiled during their developer conference in May and promises to pull together a Google Cardboard-styled headset and depth sensors to create an augmented reality experience in line with what Microsoft is attempting to achieve with their Hololens. The idea is to strike a balance between the accessibility of something like Cardboard and the mobility of Microsoft’s high-end AR tech.

De Lencquesaing did not say when the mod would be released or at what price but existing Moto Mods range from $99 to $299.