February 23, 2018

ASUS ZenFone AR will arrive at Verizon this summer

19 May 2017, 01:31 | Ross Houston

REUTERS BECK DIEFENBACH Google's Daydream View VR headset was unveiled in October 2016

Google's Daydream View VR headset was unveiled in October 2016

ASUS will launch its ZenFone AR (which it announced way back in January of this year) this summer, and Verizon Wireless will be the exclusive U.S. carrier for the handset.

Tango adds three abilities to the ZenFone AR: motion tracking, depth perception and area learning.

Asus' ZenFone AR first hit the scene at CES in January this year without a release date or price tag. The exclusivity of the ASUS-made device powered by the Daydream and Tango technologies was already hinted at earlier today at Google I/O 2017, though the Big Red now officially confirmed the news.

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Tango is an augmented reality (AR) platform that uses qualified devices to detect their users' positions relative to places and objects around them without using Global Positioning System or other external signals. What makes the ZenFone AR unique is that it's the first phone to support both Tango - Google's mobile augmented reality platform - and Daydream VR. However, there is no information on the pricing of ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Processor: The Snapdragon 821 processor used by the ZenFone AR has been specially optimized for AR operations.

As a refresher, the ZenFone AR runs Android 7.0 on a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display. The device is also the first to sport a whopping 8GB of RAM and the company has also promised that the device will come in different variants including a 6GB of RAM and storage option ranging from 32GB to up to 256GB. "Optical and electronic image stabilization help ensure blur-free shots and 4K video recording lets you capture moments in the highest quality".

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