Asus Zenfone AR: Google Tango returns!

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Another Tango phone!
Looks like Google's AR software is moving to other devices as well. The Lenovo phab 2 pro was the first one to have Tango, but it isn't the only one anymore. Asus are going to launch their own Tango capable phone, called the Zenfone AR. It's pretty dope and in my opinion, better than the phab 2 pro. Here's why;

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That's a clean look!
First off, the phone look badass! I mean, look at it. The cameras are nearly tucked into a single spot and aren't scattered all over the back, like the Lenovo phone. The fingerprint sensor is easily reachable and will not be confused with the depth sensor. Also the specs are much more powerful, atleast on paper:

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A beast!
These are the specs:
  • It's powered by an optimized Snapdragon 821 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz. 
  • A gorgeous 5.7 inch QHD AMOLED display. 
  • It has world's first 8 GB RAM chip!
  • Adreno 530 GPU at 660 MHz. 
  • 4 storage variants: 32, 64, 128 and 256 GB, all are expandable. 
  • A 23 mp rear camera and an 8 mp front camera. 
  • 3300 mAh battery unit.

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Camera and the depth sensors
There's also a more common 6 GB RAM variant, but 8 GB is just ludicrous. I can't imagine the need for such a massive RAM capacity on a phone, but it's dope to have anyway! The phone does seem to be quite a beast on paper, running on Android 7.0 Nougat with that ZenUI, which we all love .

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The phab 2 pro was a bit buggy for it's price. Apps would crash every now and then, the phone would heat up quite a bit while using Tango and the camera wasn't the best for general photography. I'm just assuming that the Zenfone can offer a much better, refined experience along with a few add-ons to Tango too. There weren't many apps that were AR compatible, I'm hoping there are more of them to play around with this time.

An AR game!
The price of the Zenfone AR hasn't been announced yet, I'll update this post once I find out myself. Anyway, I'm pretty excited for the coming days, especially with CES . By the way, the Zenfone AR is also Google Daydream ready. So if you get the awesome Daydream VR, you can enjoy the phone's AR, in a complete virtual environment!

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Daydream supported
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