Asus unveils ZenFone with Daydream, Google Tango

The China Post
Date: January 6, 2017
By: Christine Chou

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Asus made its new smartphone ZenFone AR official at the Consumer Electronics

Asus Chairman Jonney Shih (施崇棠) unveiled the new Asus ZenFone AR smartphone, the world’s first Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready phone, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas on Thursday, Jan. 5. (Photo courtesy of Asus)

Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas on Thursday.

The Taiwanese company touts the handset as the world’s first to support both Google Tango — a new technology that enables augmented reality (AR) gaming and utilities and Google Daydream — the U.S. tech giant’s virtual reality system.

Asus ZenFone AR is the world’s second smartphone to incorporate the Tango computing platform, following Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro that was announced last June. Both harbor three different technologies: motion tracking, depth perception and area learning.

The Android 7.0 Nougat-based Asus ZenFone AR will be available in the second quarter of this year. Pricing and configuration of the device will be announced later.

Unlike other ZenFone smartphones, the ZenFone AR sports a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button as well as a high-resolution 23-megapixel rear camera.    [FULL  STORY]

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