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Asus unveils the ZenFone AR, the world’s slimmest Tango smartphone

Wed Jan 04 10:54:35 EST 2017 | Digital Trends
Project Tango, Google’s mobile augmented reality platform, made a big splash earlier this year with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The 6-inch leviathan boasted cutting-edge depth-sensing and motion-tracking tech, but it wasn’t perfect. Lenovo’s handset suffered from a subpar camera, middling display, and occasional tracking problems — issues Asus aims to rectify with its first Project Tango attempt, the ZenFone AR. The ZenFone AR’s depth-tracking sensors react to forward, backward, a..

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Qualcomm is apparently feeling giddy that ASUS is using the company's Snapdragon 821 System-on-Chip to power its not-yet-announced ZenFone AR. Well, not officially announced, anywa..
(Photo : Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Eduardo Solorzano (2nd L) and George Ascencio (2nd R) play Ultra Street Fighter 4 against each other at the Asus computer booth during the TigerDi..
(Photo : Photo by Justin Sullivan / Staff) The new Google Nexus 7 tablet, made by Asus is displayed during a Google special event at Dogpatch Studios on July 24, 2013 in San Franci..
Qualcomm inadvertently revealed Asus' new Tango smartphone on Monday when it posted a press release early ahead of its announcement at CES 2017. Following Qualcomm's slip up, Twitt..
Seemingly ahead of schedule, Qualcomm has published a press release announcing the upcoming ASUS ZenFone AR, which will reportedly show up at CES. The press release is dated J..
[CES 2017] While Lenovo might have been the first out of the door with a Tango-enabled phone, it seems that ASUS might have beaten them to the punch as being the first to offer up ..
The ZenFone AR is the first mobile device to ship with both Tango and Daydream capabilities, taking advantage of Google's augmented- and virtual realty programs. The first commerci..
Qualcomm let slip some information about an upcoming Asus smartphone — and a very interesting one at that. The company seems to have accidentally published a blog post containing i..
Asus has officially unveiled the Asus Zenfone AR at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new Android smartphone is the second Tango-enabled phone that will be available commercially...
The Asus phone leaked earlier this week is now an official product: the ZenFone AR, which puts virtual and augmented reality center stage. The ZenFone AR is the first phone to supp..
(Photo : Mike Flokis/GettyImages) Asus MD Ted Chen speaks at the Calvin Klein Jeans Winter Collection at the ASUS Green Collection Launch at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on Nove..
Look out, Lenovo; there’s a new Google Tango phone in town. Qualcomm has prematurely revealed the Asus ZenFone AR, which boats the same room-mapping augmented reality Tango technol..
Images of the ASUS ZenFone AR have leaked out. The renders, shared by Evan Blass, purportedly show the second Google Tango smartphone. Qualcomm’s announcement reveals that the ZenF..
Asus officially unveiled the ZenFone AR during its press conference at CES 2017, despite Qualcomm accidentally leaking details about the phone just days before. The ZenFone AR is t..
Every company tries to be the first with the biggest CES announcement, but Asus has been preempted today by hardware partner Qualcomm, which has revealed the upcoming ZenFone AR sm..
(Photo : Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Eduardo Solorzano (2nd L) and George Ascencio (2nd R) play Ultra Street Fighter 4 against each other at the Asus computer booth during the TigerDi..
Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro is a remarkable — if flawed — smartphone. It’s one of the largest phones we’ve ever seen, for starters, measuring more than 6 inches across. And it’s one of the..
A blog post by Qualcomm accidentally leaked information about the Asus ZenFone AR, which is the second Google Project Tango-enabled smartphone and the first one to be powered by Qu..
That’s a pretty big deal, because so far, the only support we’ve seen for Google’s Tango augmented reality platform was in the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. Just as well, only a small number ..
The Asus ZenFone AR will be the first-ever Tango smartphone to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 processor. The ZenFone AR will also be compatible with Google's Daydream View..
Chip maker Qualcomm has accidentally revealed the Asus Zenfone AR ahead of its debut at CES 2017. The upcoming Android smartphone will officially be the second Google Tango phone f..
Project Tango, Google’s mobile augmented reality platform, made a big splash earlier this year with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The 6-inch leviathan boasted cutting-edge depth-sensing a..
While this is the first smartphone capable of both VR and AR, it's also only the second-ever Tango-compatible Android handset. Even when it comes to Daydream, the phone joins a sma..
After quite a few leaks ruined the surprise, Asus took to the stage at CES to announce the reveal of ZenFone AR, the first smartphone to boast support for both Google’s Daydre..
Qualcomm sold its Snapdragon 835 mobile processor as a virtual and augmented reality powerhouse earlier this week, but it’s been light on examples — at least, until now. As part of..
Qualcomm prematurely announced the new ZenFone AR on Monday - ahead of its official unveiling during Asus' event at CES. Evleaks quickly followed Qualcomm's sli..
Asus has partnered with Google for a phone that has both virtual and augmented reality. The Asus Zenfone AR will be revealed at the company's press conference in CES 2017 this week..
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The ZenFone AR is surprisingly thin and light for the amount of processing it has to do. It feels no different and no bulkier than, say, an iPhone 6 Plus. That's impressive, consid..
Asus had already teased the announcement of a new smartphone set to debut at CES this week, and now we know what it’s going to be called. Thanks to an accidental early post of a pr..
When it comes to virtual reality, Google has been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of conte..
Cardboard, Google’s first attempt at smartphone-powered virtual reality, was immediately available to almost every Android phone, and even some iPhones. In contrast, Daydream felt ..