Asus presented the Zenfone AR and Zenfone 3 Zoom

5 January, 2017, 02:54:09

Asus presented the Zenfone AR and Zenfone 3 ZoomAs part of its CES 2017 press conference Asus presented the Zenfone AR and Zenfone 3 Zoom. The AR (abbreviated from augmented reality) sprung a lot of rumours lately mainly because it is the second smartphone in the world to support Google's Tango technology for AR after the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. However, it also supports Google's VR tool called Daydream, which is built in Android 7.0 Nougat. Asus Zenfone AR has a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and its hardware will be based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM! The primary camera will be equipped with a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 sensor sporting OIS, EIS and 4K video recording. The primary camera is accompanied by a motion tracking camera and a fisheye depth-sensing camera, which are a main requirement for Tango's functioning. No further details are announced and it is expected that the smartphone will go on sale in the spring. The main selling point of the Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom is the dual rear camera setup. Both rear cameras shoot together in order to create a bokeh effect and provide you with the possibility to change the focus point after you take a photo. As this is a Zenfone Zoom series device, its primary camera provides optical zoom (2.3x). It works only on the first rear camera with a 12MP sensor. The second has a 12MP Sony IMX362 sensor and a wide-angle lens with an f/1.7 aperture. Of course, the primary camera has OIS, EIS and records 4K videos. Sharp photos are ensured by the Dual Pixel phase detection, laser, and continuous AF. Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom features a 5.5-inch FHD display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection and is based on a Snapdragon 625 chipset. It is powered by a 5000 mAh battery and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Launch time is planned for next month.Source

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