Google confirms the Asus ZenFone AR with Tango comes this summer


Google offered new information about its plans concerning VR and AR during Google I/O conference. One of the smartphones that features support for Tango technology, the Asus ZenFone AR has been confirmed to arrive sometime this summer.

The Asus ZenFone AR was announced back in January at Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but the phone didn't get release timeframe. Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, either 6GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB expandable storage, the ZenFone AR uses technology from Tango.

Tango is one of the technologies that Google uses in the classroom. The search giant announced today that “more than two million students have taken virtual field trips with Expeditions using Cardboard,” and that this fall it will bring AR lessons to schools through another of its special programs.

With the Tango technology, the Asus ZenFone AR can track motion and understand distances, as well as their position in the real world. The smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution, but it's smaller than Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro handset, which uses a similar Tango technology.

Although there no word on the price yet, at least now we know that Google and Asus plan to launch the ZenFone AR on the market in the next couple of months.

source: Google

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ZenFone AR
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(14h talk time)

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