Not like iFixit needs an introduction, but as most of you know, iFixit likes to grab the latest and greatest tech and tear it down. Give a repairability report and such. As well as what is inside the device. Right now, Project Tango is just a developer prototype, and Google only made a few thousand of these for developers as well. iFixit got their hands on a non-functioning unit of Project Tango and tore it apart like only they can do. So now we can see exactly what is inside.
Inside we’re looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, which is a pretty decent chip if I do say so. Paired with 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a 3000mAh battery. It also sports a 5-inch LCD display. As we all know already, Project Tango isn’t really about the phone capabilities, but more so about the array of 3D sensors that Google has put on this device. Basically what Google is attempting to do with this device, is to have everyone help them with Google Maps and street view. I’m sure you’ve noticed that a lot of the street view images are pretty outdated. And this would help keep those updated, as long as Google can get it off the ground and get plenty of people to buy Project Tango when it does finally get released. Project Tango isn’t a sexy phone like the HTC One (M8), but it’s definitely an interesting piece of technology that we, hopefully, will get some play time with a bit later on.
So not much to see here with the tear down of the Project Tango phone, not even much of a surprise here. But still interesting to see the internals of the device, even though the internals are basically a very high-spec’d device. Especially with the 64GB of on-board storage. I really hope that becomes standard soon.