Asus is expected to unleash new smartphones at the upcoming CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017 event. Qualcomm and a famous leakster have both revealed that the Asus ZenFone AR is slated to get announced on Jan. 4
Google Tango Augmented Reality platform has been developed by Google. The Asus ZenFone AR has been in the rumors since several weeks. Qualcomm has now spilled the beans on the key features of Asus ZenFone AR.
On the Qualcomm blog post that carries a publishing date of Jan. 4 reads that the Asus ZenFone AR is powered by Snapdragon 821 processor. It also revealed that it is the first mobile device ever to be enabled with Tango augmented reality as well as support Daydream mobile virtual reality.
The blog post has been taken down, but its cache image reveals the experience ZenFone AR will deliver. The post states that, “with Zenfone AR and the Daydream View headset and controller, you’ll be able to explore new worlds with apps like Google Street View and Fantastic Beasts, dive into your personal VR cinema with YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and HBO, and get your game on with Gunjack 2, LEGO BrickHeadz, Need for Speed and dozens other titles.”
Even the well-known leakster, Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has tweeted Asus ZenFone AR press renders before its official announcement on Wednesday. In the press renders, the display of the smartphone carries Jan. 4 date. This is also an indication that the Asus ZenFone AR is slated for a Jan. 4 announcement.
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The CES 2017 runs from Jan. 5 to 8 in Las Vegas. However, the press events will be on Jan. 3 and 4 which indicates that several announcements will be done on these dates.
The Asus ZenFone AR specifications are not available yet. However, with Daydream VR onboard, it is expected to come preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat. Asus CEO, Jerry Shen has stated that ZenFone AR will deliver advanced performance with competitive pricing.
The first Google Tango smartphone is the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro that was unleashed in November 2016 with features like 6.4-inch quad HD screen, Snapdragon 652 SoC and 4 GB of RAM.
Its other specs include Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 16-megapixel camera enable with features like PDAD, depth and motion tracking sensors, 8-megapixel frontal camera, fingerprint scanner, a 4,050 mAh battery with fast charging support.