Asus to launch ZenFone AR in India soon with 8GB of RAM

Asus to launch ZenFone AR in India soon with 8GB of RAM

What's the news?

  • Asus launched the ZenFone AR smartphone at CES 2017 with 8GB of RAM,
  • Asus has also started the support for Google's Tango augmented reality platform and Daydream virtual reality software.
  • The company has now started teasing the arrival of the Asus ZenFone AR smartphone in India on its social channels.

Asus ZenFone AR to come soon:

  • Asus has announced on Twitter that it is set to launch the "world’s first 8GB RAM phone" soon in India.
  • The company hasn’t confirmed the name of the smartphone, however the Asus ZenFone AR launched in January is the only smartphone that fits the bill.
  • This announcement comes at a time when OnePlusis set to launch the OnePlus 5 – another smartphone that is also pegged to come with an 8GB RAM variant.

Highlighting Features of Asus ZenFone AR:

  • The Asus ZenFone AR is designed around machine vision with a camera and sensor setup that provides motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning.
  • The Asus ZenFone AR sports a fingerprint scanner at the front embedded in the home button.
  • It also supports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display which is likely to play major role in virtual reality.
  • Asus ZenFone AR packs the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor that the company claims has been customised for Tango.

Camera Features of Asus ZenFone AR:

  • The Taiwanese company also confirmed that the Asus ZenFone AR features vapour cooling system to avoid overheating.
  • Asus ZenFone AR's camera sports a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 module with TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, second-gen Laser Focus, and continuous-focus.
  • The rear camera supports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) as well as 3-axis EIS (electronic image stabilisation) for video recording alongside support for 4K video recording.
  • The company has opted for a 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an 85-degree wide angle lens.

Full Phone Specifications:

  • The Android 7.0 Nougat-based Asus ZenFone AR
  • Asus ZenFone AR contains 256GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • It would contain hybrid dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) configuration
  • A 3300mAh battery
  • USB 2.0 Type-C port
  • Bluetooth v4.2
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity.

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