The smartphone runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat and support Hi-Res Audio, DTS virtual surround sound, and a 5-magnet speaker. It marked the arrival of the world's first phone with both Tango and Daydream support.
In comparison, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was powered by the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 4 GB of RAM, with only 64 GB of storage and a 6.4-inch QHD display. What do you think, excited to pick this one up or waiting for more "mainstream" brands like Samsung, LG, and HTC to get involved in the Tango game? Users may also place digital furniture from Lowe's in the living room to check how they would look within their homes.
Both augmented and virtual reality show no sign of slowing down - these are certainly technologies to keep an eye on over the next several years.
The Asus Zenfone AR will potentially be able to bring augmented reality into the mainstream, which should bode well for the technology and the developers now supporting it. Devices are a necessity for Google to achieve that, and today ASUS announced some news that'll help.
ASUS worked closely with Google to develop the ASUS ZenFone AR so we can expect the Daydream and Tango-powered device to impress the mobile market. Google is also hoping to use the ZenFone in their classroom initiative - Expeditions AR, which should be beneficial to those learning in school and especially for the architectural backgrounds. Verizon is the biggest wireless carrier in the United States, and so the ZenFone AR will be in front of a lot of faces when it hits Verizon's shelves.
It uses computer vision to enable mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to detect their position relative to the world around them without using Global Positioning System or other external signals.
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