Whether it s the Google Pixel or the Samsung Galaxy S7, companies are betting that the future of virtual reality will be ushered in by your mobile device.
Now, you can add Asus to that list.
The company just announced a new smartphone at CES that takes an adventurous and somewhat experimental leap into the world of mixed and virtual reality — and it actually looks pretty useful.
The Asus ZenFone AR is a new breed of smartphone that s jam-packed with virtual reality VR and augmented reality AR technology.
It leans heavily on Google s Tango and Daydream software to accomplish its grand ambitions, and it also happens to use a powerful new processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 that is specifically optimized for this type of thing.
The 5.7-inch ZenFone AR is only the second device ever to include Google Tango formerly known as Project Tango that is essentially a 3D-mapping technology.