Asus has taken the wraps off the world’s first Tango-enabled smartphone “ASUS ZenFone AR” which will soon commercially launch in the markets. This is fully ready for virtual-reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables unique AR user experiences on a smartphone, such as AR gaming, AR utilities, and indoor navigation. Daydream is Google’s platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps. ZenFone AR was developed in close cooperation with Google to deliver the best Tango and Daydream experiences.
ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest Tango-enabled device. This breakthrough in size and weight is made by possible the innovative ASUS TriCam system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing camera. Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint on the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.
ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 821 processor that is optimized for Tango and is the world’s first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. ZenFone AR’s powerful performance and innovative camera work in conjunction with Tango to enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences. A beautiful, 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker make Daydream VR apps, games, and videos more immersive and entertaining. Android™ 7.0 ‘Nougat’ lets users get the most out of ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience.
ASUS ZenFone AR Specifications
|Display||5.7-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Camera||Rear – 23MP Camera, f/2.0 aperture with 3X optical zoom / 12X total zoom, Video – 4K@30fps, |
Front- 8MP Camera , f/2.0 aperture 85˚ wide-viewing angle
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|CPU||2.35Ghz, Quad-Core Chipset|
|RAM||6GB / 8GB LPDDR4|
|Storage||32GB / 64GB / 128GB / 256GB and expandable via microSD up to 2TB|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3300mAh with quick charge 3.0, Type C port|
|Design||Leather-like finish, Premium-crafted metallic diamond-cut|
|Dimensions||158.67 x 77.7 x 4.6 ~ 8.95 mm, Weight – 170 g|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 3.0|