Verizon will be the first United States carrier to sell a Tango phone

Asus ZenFone AR confirmed to arrive this summer

With this platform, Google aims to offer a platform to developers to create a wide variety of augmented reality experiences that range from indoor navigation, indoor mapping and environmental recognition. The New Jersey-based wireless carrier will start selling the ASUS ZenFone AR this summer, the company revealed, without providing a specific release date that will presumably be revealed in the coming weeks. The smartphone also support Google Daydream VR, which makes it the first smartphone to feature both Tango and Daydream technologies.

Verizon will sell the ASUS ZenFone AR later this summer, and that's a great thing for AR. There's 6GB of RAM on board, along with 128GB of built-in storage and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor to keep everything humming along.

The Taipei, Taiwan-based consumer electronics manufacturer originally unveiled the ASUS ZenFone AR at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year. ASUS claims the audio should be exceptionally loud thanks to a 5-magnet speaker system. A 23-megapixel camera accompanied with two more sensors for depth sensing and motion tracking will be featured on the rear side of the handset, while its front panel will house an 8-megapixel sensor. It turns out this device is going to be sold in the USA exclusively by Verizon. The ZenFone AR's expansive 5.7-inch screen immerses the viewer in whatever VR world is being presented, while the WQHD (1440 x 2560) resolution presents images with extreme clarity and deep black hues enabled by the high-contrast super AMOLED technology which enhances the 3D effect of the screen.