Earlier this year Asus has announced a new smartphone which none of us was expecting, at CES 2017 Asus has announced Asus Zenfone AR, which is a premium smartphone from the company and it is one of the most awaited devices as well from Asus. The main USP of Asus Zenfone AR is its support for augmented reality (AR), as of now it is the only smartphone which supports both Tango and Daydream.
Earlier it was said Asus might launch Zenfone AR somewhere around August and it will be the first smartphone in India which will have 8GB of RAM, but OnePlus 5 has changed this, and now as per IANS reports, it seemed Asus has also made some changes in its plans, now this device might be launched on 13th of April, company is already teasing for this device across its social media from sometime.
When it comes to specs, Asus Zenfone AR flaunts a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, under the hood it is powered by Snapdragon 821 chipset which is supported by whopping 8GB of RAM, yes this much of RAM which makes its world’s first smartphone to comes with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be further expandable via micro SD card.
When it comes to the photographic front, it features 23 MP rear snapper using Sony’s IMX318 sensor, along with dual LED flash OIS, EIS, and 4K video recording, all thanks to Google Tango, there is a motion tracking camera and a fisheye depth-sensing camera at back as well.
There is an 8Mp front facing camera as well, for connectivity, it supports GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, and USB Type-C port with OTG support, it houses a 3000 mAh battery and when it comes to software front, it runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) wrapped under companies own ZenUI 3.0.
Yes, this device does support both Daydream and Tango, but unfortunately, you can’t enjoy both at the same time, as Daydream apps will only work when the device is in DayDream VR Headset, and Tango apps will only work when you are in Tango mode.
As said earlier, Asus Zenfone AR will be a premium and it will be priced somewhere around 55K which means it will compete with already well established devices like iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 and some more.
Update-Asus has just shared a media invites for 13th July which confirms this, Stay tune with us as we will be reporting from ground zero.