With 2016 behind us, we can look forward to a productive new year – catch up on our work at the office, complete personal projects, learn a new language, that sort of thing. Or not! Believe or not, Asus, the big kahuna of high-quality gadgets is ready to launch its new flagship Android smartphone. How’s that for a great start?
During the CES 2017, Asus unveiled the plans of a new type of smartphone, one that packs so much power that it can be considered a miniature laptop. The new flagship Android Smartphone is called Asus ZenFone AR. What’s so special about this phone, because, judging by its name, it sounds like just another brick in the wall?
Well, apart from the fact that it was specifically engineered to support Google’s Daydream and the awesome project Tango, this smartphone packs no less than 8 GB of RAM. Yes, you read that right! This behemoth will be the first Android smartphone outfitted with 8 GB of RAM.
However, there’s more than meets the eye. So, let’s cut to the chase, and talk more about the smartphone’s specifications. Here’s what the ASUS ZenFone AR will pack under its hood.
- Display: 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, which can support a screen resolution up to 2560 x1440.
- Screen Protection: Gorilla Glass 4.
- CPU: Snapdragon 821.
- RAM: 6GB/8GB LPDDR4 RAM.
- Storage: UFS 2.0 storage with 32,64,128, and 256 GB (support microSD cards).
- Sim support: Dual-sim.
- Connectivity: USB-C and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat.
- Battery: 3,300 mAh (Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 supported).
- Camera: TriCam system, AR-enabled. The phone has a depth-sensing camera, a motion-tracking camera, and a 23-MP, f/2.0, dual-tone LED flash camera with 4-axis image stabilization. It also features a frontal 8-MP wide-angle camera, perfect for video conferences, selfies, and live streaming sessions.
Sound pretty awesome, doesn’t it? It sure does especially since we will be able to hook it up to any VR device immediately. And Project Tango does increase the value of Asus’s new flagship Android Smartphone.
Imagine what phone editing will be like when you will be able to manipulate a picture in true 3D or how easy it will be to scan something and let the phone produce a 3D model.
Unfortunately, Asus did not disclose any details about a launch date, but we do know that the phone will come out this year, and nothing about what it will cost.
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