ASUS ZenFone AR will launch at Verizon this summer

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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.

ASUS will launch its ZenFone AR (which it announced way back in January of this year) this summer, and Verizon Wireless will be the exclusive U.S. carrier for the handset.

To start with the device comes with a 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2560x1440 pixels, which makes it an ideal device to run augmented reality apps. In fact, as of now, only one Google Tango ready phone exists - the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro which is nearly a year old - having been released back in August 2016.

Tango is an augmented reality (AR) platform that uses qualified devices to detect their users' positions relative to places and objects around them without using Global Positioning System or other external signals.

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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. The phone is not only AR capable but also VR capable, making Project Tango and Daydream work seamlessly. The ZenFone is powered by a Qualcomm Sanpdragon 821 processor with a Qualcom Areno 530 GPU. ASUS claims the audio should be exceptionally loud thanks to a 5-magnet speaker system. The camera on the back is a 23-megapixel shooter, and it's running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

The main rear camera looks to be very high-end too. 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.

The new was confirmed by Google's Johnny Lee at Google IO, there will also be an unlocked version of the handset made available.

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