Google’s Tango system is a unique attempt to further develop Augmented Reality (AR) and bring it closer to the masses. The first phone to support it is Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro, and now there is a second phone to support it, and it is the Asus ZenFone AR.
The phone was first leaked by @evleaks and included a picture of the front and back of the device. And at the same time, it was also leaked by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon blog previewing what the phone has in store. While it was light on specific details, the phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 821 processor, which is being used by phones like Google’s Pixel and the OnePlus 3T.
Qualcomm also noted that the ZenFone AR will support Google’s Daydream VR platform. If this proves to be true, it’ll have the upper-hand against the Phab 2, as that phone doesn’t support it. This is also the first time we’ve seen a smartphone combine Tango and Daydream technology into one device. It is also important to mention that it’ll be compatible with Google’s Daydream View headset as well.
The ZoneFone AR will be officially announced later this week at CES, so stay tuned to TechDependent for more information as we will be covering the show in great detail. To read up on all of our coverage, click here.