Lenovo slates Project Tango phone, mystery Motorola launch for June 9
While we’re likely only a week or so away from the Moto G4 and G4 Plus formal debut in India, parent company Lenovo is already looking forward to at least an additional pair of “major product announcements” scheduled for June 9 in San Francisco.
Exactly one month from today, the second annual Lenovo Tech World conference will go down, with “some of the industry’s top leaders” joining the Chinese outfit’s chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing to talk “the most promising and emerging topics in innovation, including virtual reality, smart connected devices/IoT and harnessing the power of the cloud to transform people’s lives.”
Sounds vague, but Lenovo also goes into detail to reveal its highly anticipated first consumer Project Tango-enabled smartphone developed in partnership with Google shall “launch” on June 9, and bring “augmented reality to your smartphone, including gaming, navigation, and other utilities.”
It remains to be seen if we’re looking at an actual commercial rollout of the groundbreaking 3D-capable handheld next month, after (one too) many expo showcases and demos, though even if that’s the case, you shouldn’t hold your breath for a very wide-scale distribution effort.
The project, initiated a couple of years back, uses complex, futuristic technology that’s unlikely to have reached its maturity already.
Meanwhile, Lenovo’s Motorola subsidiary apparently has something in store for the San Francisco event as well. Something that “will dramatically change the way people think about and use their most personal devices – in a snap.”
A 2016 edition of the Moto X with a potential dock connector sure seems to fit the description, but let’s not jump to conclusions just yet. After all, this could be an exaggerated teaser for the G4. Or even the new Moto E. Not to mention a third-gen Moto 360 smartwatch.
Source: Lenovo Newsroom