Asus is one of few manufacturers which had more serious smartphone revelations at CES 2017. Especially considering Mobile World Congress (MWC) is only just around the corner. Though it seems few were expecting ASUS to announce what they did, the ASUS ZenFone AR is said to be a great move which only added to the appeal of the world's first Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready smartphone. Consequently, it resulted in becoming one of the biggest talking points of the show and certainly our pick for Best Smartphone of CES 2017.
The rear camera mainly consists of a 23-megapixel camera which comes in addition of the sensors needed for Tango) and sporting an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Support for Google Tango is only possible thanks to the camera setup which Asus has built into the ZenFone AR, and also the company is dubbing this as their own TriCam system. As the name suggests, the TriCam setup on the ZenFone AR equipped with three individual sensors, the primary one being that of a 23MP nature. This is the camera that you will use for snapping photos and recording a video. Every image you will take will be pretty impressive.
Better Overall Performance And Power Efficiency
Along with the optimized 821 chipsets, Asus has also outfitted the ZenFone AR with a massive 8GB of RAM. That's right, 8GB. This is the world's first smartphone to feature such a large amount of random access memory. The ZenFone AR powered with Snapdragon 821 is built for VR with a high-res display, ultra-fine graphics and high-fidelity sensors for definite head tracking.
Support For Tango And Daydream
The ZenFone AR will be the world's first Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready mobile device. The Zenfone AR and the Daydream View headset and also with the controller, you'll be able to experience new worlds with apps like Google Street View and Fantastic Beasts, or dive into your personal VR cinema with YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and HBO, and get your favorite game on with Gunjack 2, LEGO BrickHeadz, Need for Speed and dozens other titles.