[CES 2017] Asus ZenFone AR with TriCam system, 8GB RAM officially announced (Spec Sheet)

Asus ZenFone AR with AR and VR ready, 8GB RAM officially announced. Detailed specifications included.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

/ by Aman Banka

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Update: Complete specification sheet added at the end of the post.

Earlier: Along with Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, Asus has also officially announced the world's first AR and VR ready smartphone, the Asus ZenFone AR. The ZenFone AR was leaked earlier this week and at Zennovation 2017 event at CES, Asus officially took the wraps off the device and has shared detailed information of the same.

Asus ZenFone AR, as reported earlier, is the first smartphone to come with support for both Tango — Google’s mobile Augmented Reality platform and Daydream — Google’s Android-based VR platform.

The ZenFone AR is the world’s first Tango-enabled smartphone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and is also world's first smartphone to come with whooping 8GB of RAM. The first Tango-phone, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro runs on Snapdragon 652 processor and has 4GB RAM.

According to Asus, the ZenFone AR will be released in the Q2 of 2017 in Black color option with premium leather finish. Pricing and market availability details are yet to be disclosed.

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The ZenFone AR comes with Asus TriCam System which include a 23MP primary camera, a Motion Tracking camera and a Depth Sensing camera, all arranged at the back of the device in odd format. These cameras together can perform motion tracking, area learning and depth perception needed for Tango to create 3D images of the surrounding.

The 23MP primary camera comes with dual-tone LED Flash, Sony IMX318 sensor, 92MP Super Resolution, Asus TriTech, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS and 2nd gen Laser AF. On the front we have 8MP PixelMaster camera with f/2.0 aperture and 85˚ wide-angle lens for HD and Lowlight selfie. 

For performing AR and VR tasks, the ZenFone AR is powered by optimized version of 2.3GHz Quad-core 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU for Tango and 8GB of RAM. For thermal management, Asus has included a "advanced vapor cooling system" on the ZenFone AR. 

Also Read: [CES 2017] Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom with dual-rear camera, 5,000mAh battery officially announced

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Other specifications include a 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, NTSC dynamic contrast and 79% screen to body ratio, 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0, 32GB to 256GB internal storage options with UFS 2.0 and support for microSD card upto 128GB (via Hybrid dual-SIM slot), and run on Android 7.0 Nougat with Asus ZenUI 3.0.

Connectivity series include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 5G / 2.4G MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / A-GPS, USB Type-C and NFC support.

Like all Daydream-ready devices, the ZenFone AR is also compatible with Google's Daydream View headset. According to Asus, there are over 35 AR apps available on Play Store, with more coming later this year.

Additional features include fingerprint scanner and 5-magnet structure speaker driven by powerful NXP Smart AMP, for High-Res Audio and DTS virtual surround sound. This new speaker provides 140% louder sound, 42% less distortion, 4x speaker and 7.1-magnet virtual surround. 

Asus ZenFone AR Specifications

  • 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 79% screen to body ratio, NTSC dynamic contrast, Tru2life tech
  • 2.3GHz quad-core 14nm Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 530 GPU optimized for Tango
  • 8GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with Zen UI 3.0
  • 23MP PixelMaster rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 6p Largan lens, Sony IMX318 sensor, Sapphire cover glass, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS, Asus TriTech autofocus system with 0.03 instant focus, three AF systems: PDAF, 2nd Laser AF, Continous AF (subject tracking), 4K video recording
  • Fisheye camera for motion tracking and Depth-sensing camera with IR projector to measure distance from real-world objects
  • 8MP PixelMaster front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, 85 degree wide angle lens, HDR / Lowlight selfie
  • 32GB / 64GB / 128GB / 256GB internal storage with expandable memory upto 128GB using microSD card
  • 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0
  • 92MP Super Resolution mode, real time HDR, 32 seconds long exposure, selfie beautification mode, manual mode
  • dual-SIM support
  • Hi-res audio, 5 magnet structure speaker, DTS X for virtual 7.1 surround sound, NXP Smart AMP tech
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac 5G / 2.4G MiMO, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, Fingerprint scanner, GPS, NFC
  • Black color with premium leather finish

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