First Look: Asus ZenFone AR with Tango, Daydream Michael Kwan January 2, 2017 News It’s that time of year again! You may not have even taken down your Christmas lights yet and you might still be recovering from your New Year’s Eve festivities, but the technology giants of the world have already descended upon Las Vegas, anxious to shower the globe with all sorts of gadgety goodness. And one of the first stories coming from the show is the new Asus ZenFone AR. Curious enough, the first official announcement of the new Android smartphone isn’t even coming from Asus itself, which will be hosting its big press conference on Wednesday. Instead, it was Qualcomm that spilled the beans. The images of the front and back of the ZenFone AR are provided by @evleaks on Twitter. So, what makes this phone special? As you can probably tell by its name, the ZenFone AR is all about augmented reality. What’s cool is that it is not only the second phone with Google Tango (the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was the first), but it’s the first to combine Tango with Google Daydream. It should work with the Google Daydream View headset too. Under the hood, you’ll find a Snapdragon 821 processor, just like in the Google Pixel and the OnePlus 3T. The actual hardware design doesn’t look particularly inspired, boasting a rounded rectangle of a home button, flanked by a couple of capacitive buttons on the bottom. And then you’ve got all the imaging stuff on the back to handle Google Tango. There’s going to be lots more coming out of CES this week, so stay tuned! Share This With The World!