“The ZenFone AR is the world’s first ever Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready smartphone,” is how Asus disclosed its flagship ‘ZenFone AR’ smartphone in India on 13 July, 2017. The device was first made known at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017 in Las Vegas. The ZenFone AR is notably the world’s second smartphone— the first being Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro—to support Google’s Tango technology. However, the ZenFone AR is the world’s first (and the one and only) smartphone to support Tango as well as Daydream.
It is incorporated with an immense 8GB of RAM. The device is also equipped with 128 GB internal storage, which can again be further expanded. 8 gigs of RAM on a smartphone may sound frightful, but it really takes a device like ZenFone AR to understand that the world is simply not enough.
The ZenFone AR, acting as the world’s first augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) smartphone, has a 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display. It comes with a unique tri-camera system consisting of three rear cameras. This device is also operational with a motion-tracking, depth-sensing, and high-resolution 23MP PixelMaster 3.0 camera. Yet, the design of the ASUS TriCam system enables the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.
The tri-tech camera system on the rear has 23MP main camera. Alongside a host of depth and motion track sensors that can create massive 92MP image and capture 4K-UHD video, giving you ample to look forward to in the days to come.
Outfitted in a thin, lightweight metallic design, the ZenFone AR is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and has actually been developed for the demanding, real-time calculations of AR. It also features the desktop-class Qualcomm Adreno 530 graphics-processing unit (GPU). A sufficient curved shape with a 4.8mm edge along with a leather-patterned rear surface promises to suit your hand.
Furthermore, ZenFone AR is backed by a decent enough 3,300mAh battery pack with Quick Charge 3.0 technology. ZenFone AR claims to charge 60% of the battery in just 45 minutes.
Paired with the Daydream View headset and controller, ZenFone AR will be able to let users explore new worlds, kick back in their personal VR cinema, and play games that put them at the center of action.
The phone comes with a five-magnet speaker that is driven by a powerful “NXP smart amplifier”, delivering smooth, extensive, ad clear sound.
Asus Zenfone AR also takes pride in a ‘Super Resolution’ mode, which apparently creates an ultra-high resolution of 92MP photos by capturing and combining four native 23MP photos, to create a single image with excellent clarity, better detail, and a reduced amount of noise.
The ZenFone AR has been launched in India at a price of Rs 49,999, with exclusive availability on FlipKart, with plenty of exciting offers.