May 19, 2017 09:51 AM EDT
Popular American cell services provider Verizon Wireless will be introducing a new Zenfone AR Tango from Asus that is compatible with both Project Tango as well as Daydream VR from Google. While the actual release date for the new smartphone is unknown, reports indicate that the new Asus phone through Verizon will be sold in the summer.
Google explained in-depth about their two projects at the Google I/O 2017, their annual developer conference at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Moscone Center in San Francisco. The Zenfone AR Tango from Asus will supposedly be the first smartphone to feature both technologies. As reported by GSMArena, the device was announced at the CES show in January this year. Verizon will be the first major American carrier to offer a Tango-enabled smartphone to their consumers.
Going into the hardware specifications of the Zenfone AR Tango, the smartphone features a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with a Snapdragon 821 processor onboard. It runs the latest version of Google's Android Nougat OS v7.0 and comes with 6GB of RAM. Onboard storage is plenty in size with a maximum limit of 128GB. The Verge has briefed the working procedure of Project Tango that lets the smartphone detect its distance from walls or objects by helping in understanding the surrounding, in a three-dimensional space.
Google's two key projects, Tango and Daydream VR was also elaborated at this year's developer conference even showcasing a demo trailer of students checking out the structure of DNA which is possible with augmented reality. While Google's own devices do not feature both Project Tango and Daydream VR, the Zenfone AR Tango might be the best choice for Verizon customers since it's the only carrier-based option apart from the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro that's sold as an unlocked device currently.