Asus ZenFone AR Unveiled, Support Both Tango And DayDream

Posted on Jan 3 2017 - 11:42am by Patrick Henry

Asus is preparing to reveal the Asus ZenFone AR during its press conference at Consumer Electronics Show CES, on Wednesday, January 4th. But the chip maker Qualcomm accidentally revealed the ZenFone AR two days before the Asus press conference at CES. Qualcomm published a blog post about the phone.

According to Qualcomm, Asus will announce the ZenFone AR, the world first Tango enabled smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. It will also be the world’s first mobile phone to be both Tango enabled and Google Daydream ready.

Rumors about the new phone have been heard out across the internet for months now, including a reported image posted by @evleaks today.

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The ZenFone AR is the second Google Tango enabled smartphone while the first commercially available Tnago enabled smartphone was the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, which runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor.

Along with Google Tango support, the ZenFone will also support Daydream VR versions of Google Street view, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and games like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Need for Speed, Lego BrickHeadz, Gunjack 2 and dozens other titles.

Well, there is no detail about the smartphone specs, but the Qualcomm revealed some more information about the phone. “The ZenFone AR with Snapdragon 821 is built for VR with high resolution display, ultra smooth graphics and high-fidelity sensors for precise head tracking.”

“Snapdragon 821 SoC provides the cutting-edge visual, audio and interactive technologies required to deliver truly immersive mobile VR experience for leading Android smartphones,” Qualcomm published in a blog post.