Qualcomm reveals Asus Zenfone AR before official announcement

Qualcomm has just outed the Asus Zenfone AR, right before its official announcement that is expected to happen very soon.

Qualcomm has simply inadvertently put out a press release about the upcoming Asus Zenfone AR, and it confirms the earlier leaks: yes, this will indeed be the first device that is both Google Tango and Google Daydream-ready. Tango is Google's platform for indoor mapping, while Daydream is the company's advanced virtual reality system.

The new Asus Zenfone AR is also confirmed to run on the Snapdragon 821 system chip, a change from earlier rumors that suggested it might be the first phone to get the new Snapdragon 835 SoC.

There is not much in terms of specifications in the presser, so stay tuned for that coming at a later time.

An interesting new tid-bit that Qualcomm shares here is also the fact that all future Snapdragon 8xx and 6xx chip will support the Google Tango platform.

Asus has an official press event on January 4th, right as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 kicks off. Stay tuned for that.

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ZenFone AR
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    ASUS Zen UI


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