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ASUS ZenFone AR with Tango camera leaked by Qualcomm

A leaked blog post from Qualcomm has revealed some details on the ASUS ZenFone AR, the upcoming phone with a camera that uses Google's Tango technology.

Published onJanuary 2, 2017

It would appear that earlier rumors of an upcoming ASUS ZenFone with Google’s Tango augmented reality camera technology are  very real. Processor maker Qualcomm has apparently put a blog post up a couple of days earlier than planned that not only confirms the ASUS ZenFone AR, but reveals a couple of details on the phone.

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The blog post, which is dated Jan 4, 2017, says the ASUS ZenFone AR will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor on board. That’s a more powerful chip than the Snapdragon 652, which is inside the only current Tango-based phone on the market, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The other big detail revealed in the blog post is that the ASUS ZenFone AR will also be the first Tango-based phone that will support Google’s Daydream View VR headset.

After that blog post leaked, Even Blass, the well known gadget leaker, used his @evleaks Twitter account to post renders of what he says is the ASUS ZenFone AR

We still don’t have any word on when it will go on sale or its price point, but we should learn a lot more from both ASUS and Qualcomm about the ZenFone AR later this week at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We will be there with first-hand reports on what both company will be showing and talking about at the big event.

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