After days of rumors and leaks, Asus has finally made its ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom official at the CES 2017. The former is reportedly the first device to be both Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready. The highlight of Zenfone 3 Zoom is the large 5,000 mAh battery and dual camera system.
As was already revealed in the leaks, the ZenFone AR features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD, besides a Snapdragon 821 processor, 256GB inbuilt storage and 8GB of RAM.
The Tango-ready phone has three-cameras – one 23MP Sony IMX 318 sensor with OIS and 4K video recording support and other two for motion-tracking and depth sensing. Tango is a new technology from Google that enables augmented reality (AR) gaming and utilities.
For more highlights, the phone boasts an external five magnet speaker that supports Hi-Res audio and DTS virtual surround sound to deliver incredible AR and VR experiences.
The Zenfone AR is the second phone to integrate Tango after the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat and is backed by a decent 3,300 mAh battery. You can expect the phone to hit store shelves around the second quarter of 2017.
Coming to ZenFone 3 Zoom, which was also launched at the Las Vegas expo, the highlight is undoubtedly the battery and dual camera set up. Claimed to be the lightest and thinnest phone featuring a 5,000mAh battery, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is only 7.9mm thick and weighs in at 170 grams.
It features 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top, and is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor with different RAM and storage configurations. The device is backed well by an impressive 5,000mAh battery.
This Android device sports a dual rear camera setup, with one 12MP rear camera with Sony IMX362 sensor, and f/1.7 aperture, and the other 12MP rear camera with a 2.3x optical zoom.
There is a 13MP camera with a Sony IMX214 sensor and f/2.0 aperture in the front. The cameas feature a TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, 4-axis OIS, and 3-axis EIS. The Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom will be available starting February 2017.