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CES 2017: ASUS Announces the ASUS ZenFone AR

At this year’s CES ASUS announced the ASUS ZenFone AR, which is a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advance in mobile virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) technologies.

It is the first smartphone that will be Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables unique AR user experiences on a smartphone, such as AR gaming, AR utilities, and indoor navigation.

Daydream is Google's platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps. ZenFone AR was developed in close cooperation with Google to deliver the best Tango and Daydream experiences.

ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest Tango enabled device (158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm /170 g). This breakthrough in size and weight is made by possible the innovative ASUS TriCam system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing camera.

Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint within the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter.

ZenFone AR also features a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor (Quad-core 2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo & GPU Adreno 530) that is optimised for Tango, and is the world's first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. 

ZenFone AR's powerful performance and innovative camera work in conjunction with Tango to enable smooth and compelling smartphone AR experiences. 

A 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display (1440 x 2560 pixels) and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games, and videos more immersive and entertaining. While Android 7.0 ‘Nougat’ lets users get the most out of ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience.

For more info please check out https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-AR-ZS571KL

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