Family Tango Grows with The New Asus Zenfone AR, Deal with It with The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

Augmented reality is a very promising technology that allows us to go beyond our devices screen and Project Tango is the platform of Google for this type of experience. However, today There is only a smartphone that supports this technology and only sold in a few countries.

We are talking about the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the phablet with which the Chinese company premiered Project Tango and who had only been so far. The Tango family just expand with the arrival of the Asus Zenfone AR. We already knew of his imminent arrival due to the filtration of a few days ago, but now that it’s finally official can see what we offer in comparison to the proposal of Lenovo.

More power in a more adjusted size

One of the features that most attracted the attention of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was its enormous 6.4-inch IPS display, a diagonal which does not make this a just manageable device. That Yes, resolution will overrun with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, known as QHD.

ASUS also committed to resolution QHD, key for a good VR experience with Daydream, but stays in 5.7 inches, a size which, although it is still wide, is more restrained. In addition, your screen technology is Super AMOLED to a higher contrast and more efficient.

There are also changes in the power section, and here’s the new Asus Zenfone AR gain while riding a Snapdragon 821 along with 6 GB of RAM, Although there will be a Variant that will reach up to 8 GB, there is nothing.

The chip Snapdragon 652 that integrates the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro also is ready to Tango, but does not reach the level of the Snapdragon 821. Furthermore it is in 4 GB of RAM.

Project Tango wasn’t enough, now also Daydream

But let’s what we truly want these teams: the camera (or rather, cameras). Lenovo Phab 2 Pro integrates a 16 Megapixel main sensor while the new AR Zenfone ups the ante to 23 megapixel.

The increase of resolution contributes to wider images, but what really makes these mobile compatible with Tango are additional sensors. In this case both include the same: a sensor that detects motion and sensor to detect the depth scenes.

Currently the ecosystem of apps compatible with Project Tango is around 30 titles, but we hope that the arrival of new hardware will encourage the launch of new proposals.

As we have been progressing at the beginning, as well as Project Tango, Asus Zenfone AR is also compatible with Daydream, courtesy of coming with Android 7.0 series Nougat. With this combination, Asus is clearly positioned in the still young segment of augmented reality and virtual reality, although it should be noted that both proposals coexist on the same computer, but do not intermingle.

Finally we leave you a table with the main characteristics of the two models, though still have to know the price. And you, with which you stay?




SCREEN Super AMOLED 5.7 inch QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels IPS 6.4 inch QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels
PROCESSOR Snapdragon 821 quad – core Cryo Snapdragon 652 octa – core optimized for Tango
RAM 6/8 GB 4 GB
MEMORY 64 GB + MicroSD 128 GB
SOFTWARE 7.0 Android Nougat 6.0 Android Marshmallow
CAMERAS 23 MP + motion control sensor + depth sensorFront:- 16 MP + with fisheye lens motion control sensor + depth sensorFront: 8 MP, f/2.2
EXTRAS Project TangoCompatible with DaydreamHigh resolution sound DTS speaker Project Tango
BATTERY 4.050 mAh