Looks like Qualcomm has revealed some key details about the Asus Zenfone AR, which is set for CES 2017 unveiling. The announcement was made in a blog post, which carries a publishing date of January 4, so it looks like someone jumped the gun.
Specifically, the post reveals that the device is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 chipset. And while we already know it's Tango-enabled, the post notes that the handset is Daydream-ready as well, making it the first smartphone of its kind.
"With Zenfone AR and the Daydream View headset and controller, you’ll be able to explore new worlds with apps like Google Street View and Fantastic Beasts, dive into your personal VR cinema with YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and HBO, and get your game on with Gunjack 2, LEGO BrickHeadz, Need for Speed and dozens other titles," the blog post says.
UPDATE: Famous leakster Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, has outed the press renders for the upcoming Zenfone AR, before the phone's official announcement on Wednesday. You can see them below.
What impression would the "world's first Snapdragon 821 powered Tango-enabled smartphone" leave when in a few months some Chinese company could be rushing to out the "world's first Snapdragon 835 powered Tango-enabled smartphone"?
I'm pretty sure they teach "How to leak 'accidentally'" in marketing courses right on the first week...
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