Google's 'superpower' for teachers: AR and VR

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The two technologies are supported on the new smartphone so you know how this one is expected to work fast and be powerful with its 6GB RAM, 128GB onboard storage, and Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box already.

The device is the second under Google's Project Tango, following the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, which was released in November 2016.

Yesterday, we learned that the Asus ZenFone AR would be released sometime this summer - quite many months after the phone's official announcement. The smartphone also support Google Daydream VR, which makes it the first smartphone to feature both Tango and Daydream technologies.

ASUS worked closely with Google to develop the ASUS ZenFone AR so we can expect the Daydream and Tango-powered device to impress the mobile market.

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A set of sensors give the ZenFone AR the capacity to track motion, determine depth perception and area learning. Through these capabilities, the ZenFone AR can detect how far it is away from a floor, wall or an object and understand where it is moving in three-dimensional space. As for Daydream, it's ready to be used on numerous virtual reality apps listed on the Google Play Store. The 5.7-inch WQHD display makes it suitable for VR, while the phone also comes with enhancements for the 3D effect on the screen.

In case you have been living under a rock all this while and are wondering what Google Tango is all about, here is a minor refresher course.

While the large Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass 4 display has a solid resolution, the ZenFone AR has other impressive specs too, such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU and an Adreno 530 GPU.

The Asus Zenfone AR will potentially be able to bring augmented reality into the mainstream, which should bode well for the technology and the developers now supporting it. ASUS claims the audio should be exceptionally loud thanks to a 5-magnet speaker system.

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