Asus Zenfone AR which recently flashed all over the internet, thanks to Qualcomm’s inadvertently mentioning it in a premature CES press release, has now been introduced officially. The Taiwanese company showcased it alongside the much anticipated Zenfone 3 Zoom at the ‘Zennovation’ press event at the CES 2017.
The Zenfone AR become World’s first smartphone to support both Google Tango augmented reality platform, and Google Daydream, which is a virtual reality platform developed by search engine giant. However, there is no app that can combine AR and VR experience together on the Zenfone AR.
To meet the challenging task, Asus has roped in Snapdragon 821 SoC and supposedly tweaked it for Tango. The chipset is supported by Adreno 530 GPU and 6/8 Gigs of RAM. For better Tango experience, the Zenfone AR comes with a 23-megapixel rear camera, two separate motion tracking and a depth-sensing camera all placed on the rear side of the phone.
At present, there are around 30 Augmented Reality based apps available on the Google Play store and the number is likely to notch up in the future.
Apart from this, the phone comes with a 5.7-inch Quad-HD (1440×2560 Pixels) AMOLED display and can fit in Google Daydream VR headset with ease. It comes in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options. It boots on ZenUI 3.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Up front, it packs an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with 85-degree wide-angle lens.
Other features include ASUS SonicMaster-powered five magnet speakers, DTS Headphone: X with virtual 7.1 surround sound, dual-SIM slots, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a USB Type-C port, a fingerprint sensor. It is aided by a 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support.
Asus Zenfone AR Specifications
|Model||Asus Zenfone AR|
|Display||5.7-Inch, Super AMOLED, QHD|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC|
|Software||Android Nougat 7.0 with ZenUI 3.0|
|Primary Camera||23MP rear camera, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||8MP selfie camera|
|Dimensions and Weight||TBA|
|Battery||3300mAh with Quick Charge 3.0|
|Others||4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG, NFC, 3.5mm, Dual SIM|
|Price||Rs. 49,999 (approx.)|