Asus seems to have upped the ante with its latest offering i.e. Asus Zenfone AR. It is world’s first Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready phone. Tango expands the user's vision and changes the way to interact with the world. It is a latest and exciting augmented reality (AR) technology. One can experience immersive and high-quality virtual reality (VR) on their phones using Daydream. Let’s take a look at what else does the phone offers and what can be expected from it.
The Asus Zenfone AR bundles up its advanced technology and hardware in a design so elegant that reeks out the essence of its high craftsmanship. The rear panel of the phone is provided with a burnished-leather look that compliments perfectly with the overall frame of the smartphone. The phone comes with a physical home button upon which is embedded the fingerprint scanner. The external dimensions of the phone are 158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm (6.25 x 3.06 x 0.35 in) and the phone would weigh around 170 grams. The phone shall be available in one color variant i.e. Charcoal Black with Premium-crafted metallic diamond-cut. Talking about the display of the phone, the phone will feature a 5.7 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that shall provide a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and corresponds to pixel density of roughly 515 ppi. The display shall also be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 that will make it resistant to scratches. The UHD screen will make sure that the viewers would get an ultimate viewing experience. The phone shall easily have fantastic sunlight visibility and would have amazing viewing angles too.
This phone shall feature a Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) processor that will be backed by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset. The processor is so powerful that one can easily play all apps and games on the phone without any problem. One can easily multi-task heavily on the phone and the phone would still work seamlessly. The phone will turn out to be the world’s first smartphone to feature 8GB of RAM and the desktop-class Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU. With the said combination one would easily be able to play heavy graphics intensive games and heavy videos without any kind of lags or stutter.
The phone will run Android v7.0 i.e. Nougat with the help of Asus’s ZenUI 3.0. The phone is expected to be launched in four different models with internal storage as 32/64/128/256 GB. The phone will offer dual SIM support and would support 4G/LTE networks.
The phone comes with a whopping 23MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens, super-fast TriTech autofocus (0.03 seconds) with object tracking, and a unique 92 MP Super Resolution technology. All of the technology works in tandem with each other to deliver some stunningly detailed and beautiful photos in almost all types of lighting condition. The best part about the camera is that it is also backed by Optical and electronic image stabilization that helps its users in getting blur-free shots. With the rear camera’s 4K video recording capability, the users can capture their cherished moments in the highest quality. The 8MP selfie camera provided in the phone is able to take amazing selfies. The phone features with an amazing loudspeaker that is backed by a SoundBoost Technology, which makes sure that the audio quality remains top notch. A 3.5 mm audio jack with active noise cancellation and a dedicated mike is also provided in the phone.
The phone will have a 3300 mAh Li-Ion battery. The battery is non-removable. With the amount of power needed by the phone’s processor, we would be happy to see the phone run for a complete day with moderate usage. The battery would support fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0). Connectivity options will include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.2, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, USB version 2.0 and Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. The phone shall come with sensors such as Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.