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Asus launches Zenfone AR smartphone featuring Google Tango technology

By Team Feedbaac

Google’s augmented reality smartphone technology has been making it’s rounds in the industry, with the Asus Zenfone AR being the second phone ever using Tango. While the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro may have been the first, the Zenfone AR certainly seems more like a worthwhile device to take on the label.

With its Snapdragon 821 processor and 5.7-inch, 2560x1440 Super AMOLED display, it also comes with a whopping 8GB or 6GB of RAM. Seeing as how Tango is a resource hog, it will take all the power necessary to keep it afloat. The Zenfone AR brings with it a 23MP camera, consisting of extra sensors in motion tracking and depth-sensing.

The Zenfone AR has multiple storage options of 32, 64, 128 or 256GB of UFS 2.0 storage and a MicroSF slot on top of that. Sporting Android Nougat 7.0 with the Asus skin on top of it, a 3300mAh battery, quick charging and NFC capabilities and an 8MP front camera, it surprisingly has all the makings for a beastly flagship phone rather than just a gimmicky Tango device.

One of the interesting augmented reality apps introduced at the press conference was a “dressing room” app from Gap that shows you a full-size mannequin wearing items from their clothing line. No word on the price yet but we’re expecting to see the device in the second quarter of 2017.