Asus introduced the world to the first Android Smartphone equipped with an 8GB RAM. It also boasts the first 5.7in smartphone with Tango and Daydream by Google.

Its jam-packed with packs a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display (2,560 x 1,440 resolution), Gorilla Glass 4, Snapdragon 821 CPU, 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 32/64/128/256 GB of UFS 2.0 storage, microSD support, dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C support, 3,300 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

Here’s what in store for the future with Asus Zenfone AR:

Features

AR & VR Display

Tango is an exciting new augmented reality (AR) technology that changes the way you interact with the world and expands your vision. And with Daydream, you can experience high-quality, immersive virtual reality (VR) with your phone.

Tango Enable Sensors

Tango is a set of sensors and computer vision software that gives ZenFone AR the ability to understand space and motion like humans. These sensors are capable of perceiving augmented reality (AR) making everything look futuristic. The sensors are used for:

  • Motion-tracking
  • Area learning
  • Depth perception

These features help the sensors understand its motion as it moves through an area, detect how far way it is from the floor, walls, and objects, and see and remember the key visual features of a physical space in three-dimensional space.  do, which gives ZenFone AR augmented reality capabilities that feel positively futuristic.

TriCam

The Zenfone boasts a 23MP rear camera, consisting of three rear cameras — a motion tracking, depth sensing, and high-resolution 23MP camera which enables the phone to a create a three-dimensional model of its surroundings and track its motion, so it can see the world just like you do.

Entertainment

With Tango augmented reality technology, you can interact with virtual objects that appear to be in the real world, providing you with fun and exciting new experiences and games. Play with cute virtual pets wherever you are or create a wild jungle race track right on your desk and compete against your friends. Enjoy endless entertainment opportunities with ZenFone AR.

VR

Performance

SonicMaster 3.0

ZenFone AR’s SonicMaster 3.0 technology combines more audio innovations for AR and VR to be truly immersive — more volume, more quality and more effects. The new five-magnet speaker is driven by a powerful NXP Smart AMP, for expansive, high-volume output.

When it’s time for immersive listening, ZenFone AR is able to output certified high-resolution audio to compatible devices at 24-bit/192kHz, or 4x CD quality! Then, ramp up the audio effects with DTS Headphone:X™ to pump virtual 7.1-channel surround sound straight to your ears!

Design

Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2017, January
Status Coming soon
BODY Dimensions 158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm (6.25 x 3.06 x 0.35 in)
Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
Size 5.7 inches (~72.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~515 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– ASUS ZenUI 3.0
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 32/64/128/256 GB, GB, 4/8 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 23 MP, f/2.0, OIS (4-axis), 3x optical zoom, phase detection autofocus, depth & motion tracking sensors
Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– DTS Headphone X
– DTS HD sound enhancement
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio No
USB v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Project Tango
– Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black

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