Asus ZenFone AR First Look CES 2017: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Ready! (Video)

We’ve seen plenty of phone based Virtual Reality gear. Recently we’ve been impressed by Google Daydream and the controller support when docking our respective Pixels into Google’s new headset.

We’ve seen some great demos of phone based Augmented Reality, recently taking the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro for a spin, and watching how that phone could draw in game and work elements on top of real world camera data.

However no one device has been both VR and AR ready.

Until now.

Asus took the wraps off the ZenFone AR, a phone supporting both Google Tango AR and Google Daydream VR. A 5.7″ Quad HD AMOLED display is partnered up with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, up to 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 23MP main camera, and a bevvy of location sensors.

Whether you want to exist in a virtual world, or if you want to warp reality around you, this is the first phone to provide both. Regular reality is just so dull these days…

This is our first look!

 

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Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.