Asus officially unveils ZenFone AR smartphone with Daydream and Tango compatibility

Asus has launched the ZenFone AR smartphone with 8GB RAM, as well as support for Google's Tango increased reality programme and DayDream virtual reality software at the CES 2017 tech expo.

The Asus Zenfone AR is also packing a generous 3,300 mAh battery, an 8MP front-facing camera, quick charge support, NFC and of course Android 7.0 Nougat.

The 3 Zoom (pictured left) features a dual camera set up with a 2mm wide angle lens and a 59mm lens that can acheive 2.3x optical zoom and focus in 0.3 seconds. Powering the ZenFone AR is the Snapdragon 821 coupled with a choice of RAM ranging up to 8G.

As chipsets and processors become more powerful and capable, more and more devices are becoming capable of giving a great virtual reality experience.

So first up, the Zenfone AR.

If there's one disappointing thing about this new Android beast is that Asus didn't equip it with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, which will be the flagship chip of the year.

Today at CES Asus announced two new smartphones, both of which have been in the rumors quite a lot lately. Tango allows the ZenFone AR to offer motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning so that it can detect how far it is away from a floor, wall, or an object and understand where it is moving in three-dimensional space. The phone is measured at 5.7 inches with an impressive RAM of 8 GB.

On the other hand, the Zenfone 3 Zoom features a 5.5-inch full HD super AMOLED screen with 1920x1080 resolution. The Phab2 Pro is the world's first phone to support Google Tango, but it doesn't support Google Daydream. The ZenFone AR was beforehand affirmed by Qualcomm. It is the ASUS ZenFone AR with the future technology in sight. The ZenFone AR has a fingerprint sensor on the front, embedded in the home button. In addition, a massive 5000mAh battery comes loaded in which Asus says can last up to 6.4 hours of 4K video recording. Christiano Amon, Qualcomm Tech's Executive Vice President, stated in the Zennovation Las Vegas CES 2017 event that the Snapdragon 821 is the flawless processor for the ASUS ZenFone AR.


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