Qualcomm is known for building some of the very best chipsets that we see in smartphones these days but as of now, they have gotten into the news for entirely different reasons. Even before ASUS has made an official announcement, QUALCOMM has taken it upon themselves to out the new piece of technology.
In simple terms, QUALCOMM just made a press release about the ASUS Zenfone AR, and they confirmed one of the rumours about the new unit. It would surely be the first device to have support for Google Daydream and Google Tango out of the box.
While Google developed Tango to be a platform for indoor mapping, the technology of Daydream was based more on the actual aspects of virtual reality in an advanced manner. Qualcomm is also directly related in the making of this AR technology, given that they would be supplying the Snapdragon 821 chipset it would use.
This is not what we have been hearing in the mils though with previous rumours having suggested the SD 835 chipset instead. For now, though, there is not much in terms of leaks and specifications for the new device. If things begin to accelerate at this current pace, we should be gearing up (no pun intended) to get loaded with a barrage of leaks very soon.
To make things further interesting, Qualcomm has made it knows that all its chipsets carrying the 8xx and 6xx naming system would be coming with support for Google Tango now.
For the official unveiling of the unit, ASUS is already slated to have a press event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 and since t kicks off tomorrow, we just have to keep our fingers crossed for the newest in Virtual/ Augmented Reality technology.