Asus Zenfone AR goes official w/ 8GB RAM & Project Tango
Asus has officially unveiled its latest smartphone and this one has a number of specialties under its sleeves.
The Asus Zenfone AR is one of the first phones that has Project Tango onboard and it’s got the biggest RAM on a smartphone to date which is 8GB, that’s about the same RAM as our work laptop. It has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 that’s said to be a bit specialized for the Project Tango.
Speaking of Tango, the rear cameras are a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 sensor with OIS, EIS, and 4K video recording plus a motion tracking camera and a fisheye depth-sensing camera. Just like the Lenovo Phab2 Pro, the Zenfone AR can deliver augmented reality features but better thanks to its more powerful internals.
It runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box topped with ZenUI 3.0. There’s also support for Google Daydream for virtual reality content.
Asus Zenfone AR specs:
5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display
Gorilla Glass 4
2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core CPU
Adreno 530 GPU
up to 8GB RAM LRDDR4
up to 256GB UFS 2.0 internal storage
23MP Sony IMX318 f/2.0 Laser AF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash, OIS
8MP front-facing camera
4G LTE Cat13
Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band, MIMO support
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
3300mAh battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
Android 7.0 Nougat w/ ZenUI 3.0
158.67 x 77.7 x 4.6 ~ 8.95 mm
The Asus Zenfone AR release date is set for the second quarter of 2017. Pricing is yet to be announced.