Smartphone Asus Zenfone AR: SoC Snapdragon 821, 4 camera, 8 GB of RAM and support for augmented and virtual reality

Asus late last night unveiled the smartphone Asus Zenfone AR (ZS571KL), is called the world’s first model that supports the technology of Google Tango and compatible with the Google Daydream. The configuration of the novelty differs from most production models, due to the emphasis on the applications of virtual and augmented reality.

It should be noted that Asus have tried to convey the ideas of the Zenfone AR to consumers. So, a third time the presentation of the smartphone was devoted to the story of how the user can interact with augmented reality apps and what benefits they promise to consumers, and the brand Asus website you can find thirty a booklet on the capabilities of two smartphones Zenfone Zenfone and AR 3 Zoom.

The highlight of the Zenfone AR, of course, the main camera, which is a system of three cameras: a traditional sensor Sony IMX318 resolution 23 of MP, and two additional for motion capture and analysis of depth to the scene. Together they implement the technology of Google Tango.

However, the main camera Zenfone AR in itself is remarkable. It is equipped with a laser assistant autofocus second generation phase detect autofocus with a lens speed of 0.03 s, the optical stabilization system and a wide-angle lens with maximum aperture of F/2.0, secured by a sapphire crystal. Also the main camera allows to record video with resolution 4K.

Hardware platform Than the AR is just as impressive. The smartphone is built on Qualcomm Snapdragon flagship SoC 821, has 8 GB RAM and 256 GB flash memory UFS 2.0 in top configuration. However, the market will be presented and the model with less memory: 6 GB of RAM and 32, 64 or 128 GB of flash memory.

The smartphone features a Super AMOLED screen diagonal of 5.7 inches and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The display is 79% of the area of the front panel, and its protection is provided by tempered glass Corning Gorilla glass 4.

In the configuration of the Zenfone AR also two slots for SIM cards (if you are using a microSD card there is a place only for one SIM), adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.2, the LTE modem Category 12, a comprehensive set of sensors (including dactyloscopy), USB-C port, the preinstalled Android OS 7.0 with ZenUI interface add-in 3.0.

In the front of the smartphone camera used image sensor resolution of 8 megapixels and a lens with a maximum aperture of F/2.0 and a viewing angle of 85.

Dimensions and weight Asus Zenfone AR — 158,67 x 77,7 x 8,95 mm and 170 grams. The product contains a removable battery capacity of 3300 mA·h with fast charging: 39 minutes of network connectivity, the battery charge can be replenished by 60%.

Asus Zenfone AR goes on sale in the second quarter. The cost of new items, alas, not yet reported.

Sources: Asus, Asus

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