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ASUS ZenFone AR will launch at Verizon this summer

ASUS ZenFone AR will launch at Verizon this summer

During its VR keynote today, Tango project lead Johnny Lee revealed the ASUS ZenFone AR will arrive to Verizon sometime this summer.

The things that are most interesting about this phone, as the name suggests, are on the inside. The ASUS ZenFone AR will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and support apps made for Google's Daydream and Tango platforms. The ZenFone AR will come with the Android 7.0 Nougat OS, 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and will be available in the United States in summer 2017.

Tango is an augmented reality (AR) platform that uses qualified devices to detect their users' positions relative to places and objects around them without using Global Positioning System or other external signals. That energized developers and consumers who are seeking an all-in-one device for augmented reality and virtual reality. The Google Tango platform is Google's own Augmented Reality (AR) platform that has been in the works for several years now. In fact, as of now, only one Google Tango ready phone exists - the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro which is nearly a year old - having been released back in August 2016. Through these capabilities, the ZenFone AR can detect how far it is away from a floor, wall or an object and understand where it is moving in three-dimensional space. Under the hood, the Zenfone AR packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, which the company is optimised for Tango.

As a reminder the Asus ZenFone AR comes with a 5.7 inch display with a WQHD resolution and it comes has 8GB of RAM and a 23 megapixel camera. It also has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage by default. However, there is no information on the pricing of ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone.


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