#Asus #ZenFoneAR – Asus ZenFone AR: First Android Smartphone With Massive 8GB RAM Unveiled at CES 2017; ZenFone 3 Zoom Camera Launched [Video] : Taiwan-based tech giant ASUS on Thursday has launched ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone, which is the world’s first handset that comes with a massive 8GB of RAM, at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017) here.
ASUS ZenFone AR is the first smartphone that will be Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready.
Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google, which enables unique augmented reality (AR) user experiences on a smartphone, such as AR gaming, AR utilities and indoor navigation, reports Economic Times.
The smartphone comes with ASUS TriCam, which is a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing camera, runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
Unlike other ZenFone smartphones, the Asus ZenFone AR features a fingerprint scanner at the front embedded in the home button. It also has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD (1440×2560 pixels) display that will play major role in virtual reality. The company also adds that the Asus ZenFone AR packs 79 percent screen-to-body ratio, according to NDTV.
ZenFone AR is equipped by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor; features new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games, and videos more immersive and entertaining.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, which also launched at the event, is being hyped as “thinnest and lightest” smartphone coming with a 5000mAh battery, which is also a highlight of the device. It is just 7.9mm thick, while it weight is around 170 grams. Much like previous ZenFone Zoom models, the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom will be double up as a power bank and can charge other smartphones also.
For specifications, the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is having a a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. It is powered by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The company has not revealed complete details of SKUs – though it has mentioned a top-end 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage configuration.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom has a dual rear camera setup, with one 12-megapixel rear camera and the other 12-megapixel rear camera featuring a 2.3x optical zoom. It also features a TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, 4-axis OIS, and 3-axis EIS. At the front, the ZenFone 3 Zoom sports a 13-megapixel camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor, an f/2.0 aperture, and a screen flash feature.
The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom will be available from February 2017 and prices for different variants to be announced at the time of local release.
Source : enstarz