ASUS: World's first 8GB RAM smartphone launched
By Vamsi Krishna N : 05-Jan-2017
Asus launches new smartphone into the market, ZenFone AR, which comes with 8GB RAM and is Tango and DayDream supported. The new device has been unveiled at the CES 2017 event in Las Vegas. The company also states that the other variants of the device, AR and VR handset, along with a model of 6GB RAM will also be launched very soon.
The company boasts of the device’s design that is made around machine vision with a camera and also has a sensor setup that provides motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning. The device also features a fingerprint scanner at the front set in the home button.
The display of the device is a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD (1440x2560 pixels), that plays a major role in offering virtual reality to the user. The new Asus ZenFone AR, of the Taiwanese manufacturer, is powered by high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor that is customized for Tango. Another added advantage of the device is that it is equipped with vapour cooling system that facilitates in avoiding overheating.
The camera of the device is a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 module with TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, second-gen Laser Focus, and continuous-focus. Also the rear camera supports 4-axis optical image stabilisation and a 3-axis electronic image stabilisation and also features support for 4K video recording. The front camera of the device is 8 megapixels with an f/2.0 aperture and an 85-degree wide angle lens.
The new Asus ZenFone AR will be released into the market in the second quarter of 2017 and the prices will be announced before the market launch. Although the complete specifications of the device are yet to be revealed by the company, it is said that the device will come with up to 256GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD up to 128GB in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration, 3300mAh battery, USB 2.0 Type-C port, as well as Bluetooth v4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity.