ASUS will launch its ZenFone AR (which it announced way back in January of this year) this summer, and Verizon Wireless will be the exclusive USA carrier for the handset. As the first phone that can handle both Daydream and Tango, there's a lot of testing to be done to see how well all of this comes together.
Asus Zenfone AR is the second smartphone, after Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, which comes equipped with Google aspirational project, Tango.
The Taipei, Taiwan-based consumer electronics manufacturer originally unveiled the ASUS ZenFone AR at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year. The ASUS Zenfone AR is also likely to come with a generous amount of RAM - with some reports even saying that it could get up to 8GB of RAM. Google is also hoping to use the ZenFone in their classroom initiative - Expeditions AR, which should be beneficial to those learning in school and especially for the architectural backgrounds.
In addition to the VPS reveal, Bavor announced Expeditions AR, an expansion of the educational "virtual field trip" initiative Expeditions VR.
It would be possible for the phone to come with Android O installed out of the box instead of Nougat, but it is highly unlikely that any third-party manufacturer will be able to configure Android O that fast.
Photographic Maestro: TheZenFone AR is also an accomplished camera smartphone.
As for the rest of the specs of the ZenFone AR, the handset will arrive with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 processor with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of expandable storage. It has the same ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 camera system found in the ZenFone AR that comprises of the world's highest resolution Sony IMX318 sensor and TriTech Autofocus system.
No pricing or specific release date beyond "summer" is being announced at this time. In the future, VPS combined with an audio interface could transform the way visually-impaired people move around the world.