Who knew such a surprising announcement was in store for us at CES. It seems a phone dubbed the ASUS ZenFone AR will be unveiled tomorrow, with its main selling point being its support for Google’s Tango platform. And that doesn’t stop it from being Daydream-ready moreover.
The ASUS ZenFone AR hence looks to offer the best of both worlds – augmented reality and virtual reality. Unfortunately though, the details on this one are very slim at the moment.
That’s because we know about the ZenFone AR through a set of two leaks. One of them was caused by Qualcomm by mentioning the device in one of its blog posts, and the other by famous leakster Evan Blass who published its alleged images on Twitter.
For those unaware, Tango is a platform developed by Google that enables developers to come up with user experiences that include indoor navigation, 3D mapping, physical space measurement, environmental recognition and augmented reality. As for Daydream, it is just a virtual reality standard which companies can follow to make their phones compatible with a particular set of VR headsets.
This particular Asus phone is the first to feature support for both, as the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro only provided Tango compatibility. Qualcomm has revealed that it will run on the Snapdragon 821 chipset.
We can expect to get more details on the ASUS ZenFone AR tomorrow, as it seems the phone will have been formally announced by then.