Taiwanese Giant Asus is all set to launch its latest handset Asus Zenfone AR in India on July 13 at a launch event. Asus says “Push the boundaries of your imagination,” indicating the augmented reality capabilities that the smartphone has to offer. The handset comes with a support for Google’s Daydream VR and Tango AR platform as well and is the first smartphone in the world to support both the platforms.
Asus Zenfone AR specifications:
- 5.7-inch QHD 2K Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
- Snapdragon 821 coupled with 8GB RAM and Adreno 530 GPU.
- 23MP Sony IMX318 module rear shooter and 8MP Front shooter.
- 256GB of built-in storage and expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
- Android 7.0 Nougat.
The device packs a 3300mAh battery, USB 2.0 Type-C port, Bluetooth v4.2, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity.
The main USP of the device is its AR capabilities, as Zenfone AR is the world-first smartphone which comes with a support for Google’s Daydream VR and Tango AR platform. Tango adds motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning capabilities to ZenFone AR. The device also features company’s proprietary SonicMaster 3.0 sound technology and DTS Headphone virtual 7.1 surround sound.
The camera setup is entirely unique and it is featured with company proprietary TriCam system which consists of Sony IMX318 21MP optic, motion tracking camera, depth sensing camera with an infrared (IR) projector.
The 21 MP optic is enriched by TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, second-gen Laser Focus, and continuous focus. It also supports 4- axis OIS and 3-axis EIS (electronic image stabilization) for 4K video recording. Whereas, the front shooter is enriched by 8MP optic with F/2.0 aperture. We shall know more details like the availability and pricing of the Zenfone 3 AR once the device goes official.