Asus’ Google Tango-enabled augmented reality phone, the ZenFone AR, has officially hit the market in the U.S.
The phone is priced at $599 USD (about $755 CAD) unlocked for a 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage version and $699 USD (about $880 CAD) for an unlocked version with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
The handset is also available through U.S. carrier Verizon in a 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage configuration for $648 USD outright, or $27 down on a two-year plan.
The device has yet to hit the Canadian market, but according to Asus spokespeople, it will be coming north soon.
The Asus ZenFone AR is the second purpose-built Google Tango device to hit the market after Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro. The ZenFone AR’s Tango support gives it access to the most mature mobile AR platform for consumers, with apps that range from educational experiences to practical functions, like measuring for furniture.
Additionally, the device is Google Daydream VR certified and features a 5.7-inch screen, triple rear camera set-up, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and 3,300mAh battery.
Check out our recent hands-on with the ZenFone AR here.