ASUS launches the ZenFone AR
ASUS unveils the first augmented and virtual reality-ready phone
Asus has launched the ZenFone AR, the first to deliver augmented reality (Google Tango) and virtual reality experiences (Google Daydream). VR is of course best on a large, high-resolution display. And Asus has gone above and beyond with a 5.7″ Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 – offering a pixel density of 515-pixels-per-inch. The combination of Quad HD and Super AMOLED is one of the best duos you can get in a smartphone display, giving you extremely rich and saturated colours that pop out of the screen. Considering the software the ZenFone AR carries, it still remains a sleek device and weighs just 170g, 18g less than the iPhone 7 Plus.
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“Our phones already assist us in our day-to-day lives, but we believe they can do even more. We’re excited to see Tango technology incorporated into ZenFone AR, making its capabilities available to more people.” – Johnny Lee, Tango Director of Engineering.
The ZenFone AR specs are high-end with a whopping 23 megapixel rear camera – on par with Sony’s Xperia X and nearly double the MP of the Samsung Galaxy 7 camera. The ZenFone AR runs on the latest version of Android – 7.0 Nougat and offers a huge 8GB of RAM. With a 3,300mAh battery, you can rest assured the AR and VR won’t hog up the battery life. The ZenFone AR also has up to 256GB of built-in storage and a MicroSD slot for adding up to 2TB more. Finally, it’s also equipped with USB-C charging, a standard headphone socket and a physical home button with an integrated fingerprint sensor – as if it could get any better?