While a lot of mobile phone companies are busy trying to get the new Android update or work on making more efficient phones with longer battery lives, Asus has taken a leap into the future. This Taiwanese electronic group has launched its new Zenfone AR at the Las Vegas CES 2017 and is it definitely avant-garde.
Competing with last year’s Lenovo released Phab 2 Pro that sports Project Tango, the Asus Zenfone is much better than any of the smartphones you’ve seen before. Here’s everything you need to know about this one.
The Zenfone AR uses augmented reality and Project Tango as well making it necessary to have a great camera. The Zenfone AR comes with a 23MP depth and motion camera. The motion camera helps the phone to understand its position in the room while the depth camera provides information to the phone about the distance between different objects in the room. Setting the background for the interactive augmented reality experience is the powerful 23MP rear camera, recording every detail.
Running this Tango-Enabled and Daydream ready smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 8GB RAM. The Snapdragon 800 series is engineered to process high amounts of data and support Project Tango to use motion tracking and depth perception to bring its augmented reality to life. The phone also has a unique cooling system to keep it from heating.
Screen and OS
The Zenfone AR comes with a 5.7-inch WQHD display. The screen is Super AMOLED with 1440 x 2560 pixels. Much smaller than Lenovo’s Tango smartphone, the Asus Zenfone AR easily fits into your palms. The Asus Zenfone is the only smartphone compatible with Google Daydream taking virtual reality to a whole new level. The phone runs on Android v 7.0 Nougat OS which is the latest available Android-based operating system. Powering this powerful device is a 3000 mAh battery.
Tango, developed by Google provides an immersive and integrated augmented reality experience. You can view the surroundings around you on your phone in real-time and change its location to see what it looks like or measure the distance between two objects without a measuring tape. Tango and the Asus Zenfone will take you a step closer to the future. The Asus TriCam and Sony IMX318 Image sensor send data to the smartphone helping it perceive our surroundings like we do.
Daydream is Google’s VR headset, and the Asus Zenfone is the first-ever phone built compatible with this VR device. Made from light and soft fabric, the VR headset is comfortable and comes with a controller. From gaming to watching movies, the VR headset can provide you with an experience like never before!
The Asus Zenfone mobile price is not revealed yet. While the world awaits for the Zenfone to walk into our lives, a lot of Apple users will probably rethink their decisions too!