Besides Lenovo, Asus is also working on a smartphone – the Zenfone AR – that uses the experimental tango cameras from Google. With the cameras, 3D images can be captured and used several augmented reality apps.
Asus CEO Jerry Shen said that the Zenfone AR smartphone will be unveiled at CES gadget fair in 2017 and will be released sometime next year “at a competitive price.” The fair takes place in early January in Las Vegas.
However, The Zenfone AR can be used, inter alia, to create a 3D environment physical maps. It can also track objects and project virtual effects in a real-world setting. As per rumors, the handset will have at least 4 GB of RAM and a 2K or higher resolution display.
In the US, Lenovo already sells its Phab 2 Pro, the first Tango phone. The device with a price tag of $499, has three cameras, including one with a special depth sensor.
Shen also announced that Asus will bring Zenbo robot on the market in Taiwan before the end of the year, which should help with household chores. In the second quarter of 2017, the robot will be released in the US and other markets.