Qualcomm Accidentally Reveals the ASUS ZenFone AR, Another Tango-Enabled Device Before CES 2017


A few hours before the slides of the Snapdragon 835 were leaked, Qualcomm has managed to accidentally reveal another product that’s going to take center stage during the CES 2017 trade show and it belongs to ASUS, one of the known brands out there to manufacturer impressively designed and powerful Android handsets. The upcoming product that both of these companies plan to showcase is the ZenFone AR and just like its Lenovo counterpart, it is a Tango-enabled device, but what is going to be so special about it? Let us find out.

ASUS ZenFone AR Is Said to Be the First Tango-Enabled Device to Tout a Snapdragon 821 – Demonstration to Be Given At CES 2017

At CES 2017, Qualcomm plans to showcase its Snapdragon 835, but more than that, it also intends on unveiling another Tango-enabled smartphone, but this time belonging to ASUS, and it is named the ZenFone AR. If you take a look at the image, it’s been dated for Jan 4, 2017, with the following details provided about the upcoming device.

Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 vs. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: All CPU, GPU Speed Differences, Performance & Power Efficiency Changes You Should Know

“At CES 2017, ASUS announced the ZenFone AR, the world’s first Tango-enabled smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.  It will also be the world’s first mobile device to be both Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer vision software that supports smartphone augmented reality experiences. Daydream is Google's platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality.”

We’re not sure if the blog post is going to be taken down or not, but the purpose of Tango-enabled devices would be to allow Snapdragon-powered smartphones to retain more battery life and exhibit better battery life while rendering and creating 3D-related creative applications. We’re not sure why the ASUS ZenFone AR isn’t going to sport a Snapdragon 835 since it would result in even better performance and efficiency, but there is a rumor that suggests that the Taiwanese manufacturer is preparing a flagship handset and it is going to be showcased at the same event, named ZenFone 4.

The first Tango-enabled smartphone was the Lenovo Phab2 Pro and came with a Snapdragon 652, which is miles behind the Snapdragon 821 in both performance and efficiency categories.