Zenfone AR: World’s First Tango-enabled And Daydream-Ready Smartphone
ASUS announced the ZenFone AR a few months ago in January at CES 2017. Since then, the company has hyped the phone up quite a bit. It has hosted several launch events and allowed attendees to spend some time with the phone. The device has just become available for pre-order now. Almost after seven months, it’s finally time to take a look at what ASUS can do with Google’s Tango augmented reality platform.
The first Phone To Support Tango.
The ZenFone AR is the first phone to support both Tango. For those who aren’t aware, Tango is Google’s 3D mapping tech to support AR and Daydream VR. There’s a lot of techs packed into a slim and lightweight package. Other specs include either 64 or 128GB of storage, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor, three camera sensors, a 5.7-inch AMOLED display and a 3,300 mAh battery.
What Is Tango?
Tango is a computer vision software with consists of a set of sensors. It gives ZenFone AR the ability to understand space and motion like a human eye. It allows the phone to perceive depth, track its motion, and even learn its environment, allowing you to immerse yourself in augmented reality like never before.
ZenFone AR comes with the innovative TriCam system. This system consists of three rear cameras. There is a motion tracking camera to track its motion, a depth sensing IR sensor to see the depth between objects, floor and walls, and a Sony 23MP camera that lets you see virtual objects in front of you in great detail.
ZenFone AR allows you to do unimaginable things. It makes tedious chores look too easy. You can do projects like renovating your living room with ease. Let the ZenFone AR take floor measurements in a jiffy. So this way you can focus on other things on the list.
Zenfone AR is also ready for Daydream VR. It has a vivid 2K Super AMOLED screen. It has fast graphics and high-fidelity sensors. These can precisely track head movements. The ZenFone AR immerses you in incredible virtual new worlds so realistic that, you’d feel as if you are actually there.
ZenFone AR has a beautiful and minimalist design. A burnished-leather rear cover perfectly complements the phone’s precision-milled metal frame making it feel luxuriously tactile in your hands. It also has a Sapphire camera lens cover to protect it from scratches. Its back is smooth and reminiscent of OnePlus’s sandstone finish.
Large Camera Housing.
The most eye-grabbing part of the Zenfone AR is its large camera housing. It contains two lenses, an LED flash, and the sensors that assist with the phone’s AR features. ZenFone AR features a high-resolution 23MP camera as part of its TriCam system. It comes with a large f/2.0 aperture lens. And also offers lightning-fast 0.03 seconds TriTech autofocus with subject tracking. It delivers beautiful and stunningly detailed photos in any lighting condition. It also offers optical and electronic image stabilization. This helps you ensure blur-free shots and 4K video recording lets you capture moments in the highest quality.
Tango, The Highlight Feature Of Zenfone AR.
There’s a USB-C port, headphone jack, and speaker grill on the bottom of the phone. To the front are two capacitive navigation keys flanking a physical home button with a fast fingerprint sensor hidden underneath. It is beneath the phone’s 5.7″ display.
Of course, Tango is the highlight feature of the ZenFone AR that offers augmented reality capabilities. This will be the largest focus.