Remember that rumor that claimed that Google is prepping a Project Tango tablet? Well it looks like that’s a rumor no more, as Google has officially outed its 3D image capturing slate and offered up several details about it.
As you can see in the image above, the Project Tango tablet looks like a fairly standard slate. The device runs Android 4.4 on a 7-inch 1080p display and is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G LTE.. Also included are USB 3.0 and micro-HDMI ports.
Because its main purpose is to capture 3D images and map its environment, the Tango tablet’s cameras are important. The device has a depth sensor and two cameras on its backside: one is a 4-megapixel shooter with a two-micron sensor for super light sensitivity, while the second offers a 170-degree wide-angle lens. There’s also a front camera with a 120-degree lens.
Anyone that wants to try the Project Tango tablet out can register their interest today, and it’s expected that pre-orders will go live later in June. Of course, all of this high-end tech won’t come cheap: if you’re selected to buy a unit, the tablet will set you back a cool $1,024.
Just like the Project Tango smartphone, this new tablet looks like an interesting way for Google to map indoor areas and help people find their way around them. A tablet could be even more useful than a phone thanks to its larger display and easier to handle body. Unfortunately, there’s still no word on when we can expect to see this type of tech begin to appear in consumer products, but it’s exciting to see development of these Tango products getting underway.