Thanks to the press release from Qualcomm that leaked some information, and thanks to even the leak from Evleaks on Twitter, we partly know the plans of ASUS for the CES 2016 event. The ASUS ZenFone AR is going to be announced with the support for Google Tango project.
According to Qualcomm, the ZenFone AR is going to be powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset, the one that powers even the Google Pixel phones launched recently. To talk about the capability, the ZenFone AR is going to be the first phone to have Tango and Daydream capabilities, and thus will have proper support for AR and VR programs.
The phone will support Daydream VR versions of Google Street View, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and games like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Need for Speed and Gunjack 2.
“The ZenFone AR with Snapdragon 821 is built for VR with high-resolution display, ultra-smooth graphics and high-fidelity sensors for precise head tracking,” Qualcomm’s blog post reads. “Snapdragon 821 provides the cutting-edge visual, audio and interactive technologies required to deliver truly immersive mobile VR experience for leading Android smartphones.”
We’ll update this as soon as some official information is shared by ASUS during the company’s keynote at CES 2017.