Asus ZenFone AR will be the first to be powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor and be Tango enabled.
ASUS had already dropped a hint that it would be unveiling a sensational device at the CES of 2017. However, the news has already leaked out that the new Asus ZenFone AR will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip. In addition, it will come with Tango enabled in the smartphone and will be ready for Daydream as well.
First of its Kind
With the above features, the Asus ZenFone AR will be the first of its kind, as it is also ready for Daydream. According to the blog post carrying the date of January 4th, the Daydream View will allow users to explore Google Street View or Fantastic Beasts or enjoy VR cinemas on YouTube and Netflix or HBO, get games like Need for Speed and LEGO BrickHeads and several others.
2nd Tango Enabled Device
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was the first to offer the Tango experience, and ASUS will now offer the second such smartphone for users. The company was set on announcing the new smartphone in the CES 2017 to be held tomorrow, but it seems Qualcomm has jumped ahead and revealed the new phone ZenFone AR through its blogpost. However, the blog post was later taken down.
Qualcomm Blog Post
However, before the post was taken down from Qualcomm’s site, GSMArena had viewed the post. According to the Qualcomm post, the new Asus ZenFone AR will offer the first Tango enabled phone that is also Daydream ready, thereby making it the world’s first of its kind.
The press renders have been leaked by popular leakster, Evan Blass, @evleaks, revealing the stunning news before the official announcement by the Asus company at the CES 2017 on Wednesday. After the blog post was released, Evan Blass has tweeted the renders of the new Asus ZenFone AR. The new device from Asus looks like the usual ZenFone models, but the rear panel offers a sophisticated setup for the camera.
Google Project Tango Enabled
Google’s Project Tango technology seamlessly combines AR and VR experiences. For instance, the PHAB 2 Pro from Lenovo has a 16 MP RGB camera along with a motion camera and one form sensing depths. The smartphone can create a 3D map of your surroundings with motion sensing and depth sensing as well as 3D tracking. Lenovo had also demonstrated a few applications and games for interacting with objects in Augmented Reality. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset. Now, Qualcomm has extended the support for Google Project Tango technology to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip as well, beginning with the Asus ZenFone AR.
However, there are very few details available regarding the upcoming Asus ZenFone AR. The only detail that is clearly known is that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 will be powering the smartphone. According to Jerry Shen, the CEO of Asus, the new device will offer advanced performance combined with functionality at a reasonable price.