Back in January at Consumer Electronics Show 2017, we got to see a lot of new tech. Though what caught our attention was the new ZenFone AR smartphone from Asus. Where the smartphone was equipped with 8GB of RAM. Yes, it was the smartphone with the most RAM on board. But that is not what caught our attention. Because the Asus ZenFone AR is the first smartphone to have support for Project Tango by Google.
If you don’t know Project Tango was initiated by Google, which would help smartphones create 3D maps of indoor areas. Same is the case with the Asus ZenFone AR, where the smartphone comes equipped with a set of three cameras. Which includes a primary Sony IMX318 sensor with a resolution of 23 megapixels. Aside from that the smartphone also comes equipped with a depth sensing and motion tracking sensor. All of which combines together in order to create 3D maps on the smartphone.
The smartphone sure is futuristic, but at that time there we no details regarding its availability. Though situations have changed since then as Asus have started sending invitations for its launch event. Where the smartphone will be launched on 14th of June in Taiwan. The smartphone will also be available in US later on, but users would get to choose among two variants. Whether they want to go for the 6GB variant or the 8GB variant.
In terms of specs the Asus ZenFone AR comes equipped with a 5.7 inch display. That supports a resolution of 1440 x 2560. There will also be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 running under the hood with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Where to power it all a 3300mAh battery is present. But it would be nice to see the smartphone being equipped with the latest Snapdragon processor, instead of what the CES model was using.