ASUS ZenFone AR Coming To The US As A Verizon Exclusive

Google's Daydream View VR headset was unveiled in October 2016

It's been a long 5 months of waiting, but ASUS' new phone that is capable of both Google Tango and Google Daydream is confirmed to be launching this summer.

The augmented-reality lessons, which are powered by Google's Project Tango technology, will work much the same way as their VR counterparts. In fact, as of now, only one Google Tango ready phone exists - the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro which is nearly a year old - having been released back in August 2016.

Google announced at its I/O developer conference that the Asus Zenfone AR will be released this summer through Verizon, with no specific date so far mentioned.

Asus are probably best known as a maker of laptops and tablet hybrids, but they are aiming to score a larger share of the American smartphone market with the upcoming ZenFone AR, for which Verizon will be the exclusive wireless provider in the USA.

No price has also been revealed for the Asus Zenfone AR, but its superior specifications will likely make it more expensive than the $499 Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The company recently announced more than 2 million students have already taken virtual field trips using its Cardboard VR headset. The smartphone runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat and support Hi-Res Audio, DTS virtual surround sound, and a 5-magnet speaker.

Photographic Maestro: TheZenFone AR is also an accomplished camera smartphone.

So then, when the ZenFone AR arrives later this year, do you plan on picking one up?

Expeditions AR lessons will be available to schools this fall through a Pioneer Program. The ZenFone AR will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with a massive 8GB RAM.

The Asus ZenFone AR features a vapor cooling system which prevents the handset from overheating when using Tango and Daydream.

It has been a long time since we have seen a Tango-enabled smartphone being released. VPS functions very much like Global Positioning System, but for indoor environments.

Bavor said the service can be used now in select museums and Lowe's stores, able to guide users to an exact item using a VPS-enabled phone. The company says VPS may soon help visually impaired people.

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