Asus ZenFone AR - 2nd Google Tango phone leaked, to be unveiled at CES 2017

Asus ZenFone AR will be the 2nd Google Tango-enable smartphone. To be unveiled at CES 2017.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

/ by Aman Banka

World's biggest electronic show, Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2017 is around the corner and every company is gearing themselves up for their announcements. Like every year, we are expecting huge number of manufacturers to launch their new devices including smartphones from Asus, Honor, LG and more.

Talking of Asus in-specific, the company has already announced that it will be hosting its Zennovation event on January 4th at CES 2017. Asus released a video teaser for the occasion, which did hint that Asus is planning to introduce minimum of two smartphones at CES this year.

It looks like one out two is the Asus ZenFone AR, the 2nd Google Tango Phone. The device specifics are apparently leaked by a blog post published by Qualcomm, which was actually scheduled for January 4th release.

Soon after Qualcomm post went live, well known leakster @evleaks tweeted the press render of the upcoming Asus ZenFone AR.

Asus ZenFone AR - Download

The post not only confirms the launch of Asus ZenFone AR at CES 2017, but also reveals that the device will be world’s first Tango-enabled smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. To remind you, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, current and first Tango-phone, runs on Snapdragon 652 processor.

The post also reveals that the Asus ZenFone AR will be the world’s first smartphone to be both Tango-enabled and Daydream View VR ready.

Just in-case you don't know, Tango is all about augmented reality (AR). A Tango device can recognize and map physical spaces, track objects and project virtual effects in a real-world setting. On the other hand, Daydream is Google's platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality.

There is no word on pricing or availability details of ZenFone AR yet, but expect to learn more at the Asus Zennovation event on January 4th at CES 2017 from both Asus and Qualcomm.

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