Asus ZenFone AR coming to Verizon this summer

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

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

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.

At Google's annual developer conference this week, Google I/O 2017 (May 17-19), the company revealed plans to bring augmented reality (AR) to its immersive education platform Google Expeditions.

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. During Google I/O, Johnny Lee, head of the Google Tango team, demonstrated Tango and Daydream on the ZenFone AR. There's 6GB of RAM on board, along with 128GB of built-in storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor to keep everything humming along. And what makes AR and VR different from seeding static devices like Chromebooks and tablets at desks and special labs, is that AR and VR can help create ever-changing experiences that push kids into new spaces.

The high-contrast display in the Asus ZenFone has a 5.7 inch screen using AMOLED technology to allow for better clarity when using VR applications with the Google Daydream headset as a resolution of 1440×2560. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was the first mobile platform to offer both Project Tango and VR capabilities and the ZenFone may have well perfected the body of such a device in its iteration, considering the massive screen size and the power it holds. The company's United States listing for the smartphone presents both as an option, so perhaps it'll sell unlocked variants of the phone which boast of 8GB of RAM.

ZenFone AR sports three rear cameras for motion tracking and depth perception, one of which is a 23MP Sony IMX318 sensor. The device comes with an 8-megapixel front camera and is backed by a 3,300mAh battery. Of course, the phone will run Android 7.0 Nougat.

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