Lenovo demonstrated some applications of Project Tango at its joint event, showcasing the indoor area mapping that's possible with the 3D machine vision technology. Three vertically stacked lenses in the smartphone camera will deliver colour and depth information, while a fisheye lens is supposed to give a wide-angle peripheral vision around the device.

All the data gathered by the camera are then compiled by the Lenovo smartphone's processor, about which the company failed to give details, to build a 3D map of the area. The technology will allow near real-time mapping, with measurements down to the centimetre.

The Lenovo-made Project Tango-based handset will run on Android OS and will feature a display size that will be less than 6.5-inches.
Selected developers will get funding for their idea, and their apps will be preloaded on the Lenovo smartphone. The search giant will be shipping the smartphone to select developers based on their app ideas.

The Chinese technology company plans to launch the smartphone at a price range of USD 500.