ASUS ZenFone AR will launch at Verizon this summer


The ZenFone AR will come with the Android 7.0 Nougat OS with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and will be available this summer at Verizon. Not only that, but it does so in a significantly smaller device than the first Google Tango device from Lenovo.

Verizon Wireless will be adding the Asus ZenFone AR to its phone lineup at some point this summer. The Google Tango platform is Google's own Augmented Reality (AR) platform that has been in the works for several years now. With this platform, Google aims to offer a platform to developers to create a wide variety of augmented reality experiences that range from indoor navigation, indoor mapping and environmental recognition.

What's more, Google announced Daydream will finally be getting its first major update dubbed Daydream Euphrates (in case you're wondering Euphrates is the longest and most historically important river in the Middle East) which will land on all phones with Daydream support. Through Chrome for Daydream users will be able to browse regular websites, but also get access to Web-based VR and AR experiences. This means that the ZenFone can determine how far away it is from objects, or surfaces such as a wall or the floor to enable to better movement in 3D space. You can also try more than a hundred Tango apps.

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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.

At yesterday's main Google I/O 2017 keynote, Google talked about some of its plans for VR and AR, including word of "Visual position service" technology and more. The ZenFone is powered by a Qualcomm Sanpdragon 821 processor with a Qualcom Areno 530 GPU. In fact, the phone is also said to feature a 5-magnet speaker with Hi-Res Audio and DTS Headphone:X technology along with DTS HD Premium sound.