Asus says that the ZenFone AR is the very first device that’s compatible with both Google’s Project Tango augmented reality tech and Daydream VR.
There have been phones that can manage Daydream but this handset can cope with Tango too!
So, if you like your reality virtual, augmented or both, this is probably the best mobile choice for you right now.
ZenFone AR specs
The 5.7-inch phone is packing a a 2,560 x 1,440 Super AMOLED display powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor running at 2.35GHz and 6GB RAM.
Keeping the lights on is a 5,000mAh battery.
Yes, it’s extremely potent but I find the rear camera the most interesting.
You can also snap images at 23 megapixels and motion tracking.
Price and availability
There’s stacks of cases and screen protectors on Amazon UK, as well as a phone for £950!
I’d recommend you go direct to Asus UK’s online store where you can pre-order one with a Daydream headset and £30 Google Playstore voucher for £799.99.
Expected Availability: Aug 14th to 18th.
Zenfone AR specs at a glance
|Sound||Audio CODEC, Built-in Support Hi Res and DTS Headphone|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth V 4.2 ( EDR + A2DP )
Bluetooth Profile:A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP
|Screen Resolution||2560 x 1440|
|Card Reader||Micro SD Card Support (Up to 200GB) (Nano Sim Combo Slot)|
|Graphics Processing Type||Adreno 530 653MHz|
|Camera||23MP Main Camera with OIS, F2.0, Laser Focus, 4K Video Recording, Rear Dual Flash (Real tone flashlight), 8MP Front Camera/FF, F2.0|
|Operating System Edition||Nougat|
|Operating System||Android 7.0|
Ambient Light Sensor
Depth Sensor + IR illuminator
|Battery||3300mAh, Support QC 3.0|
|Wireless LAN||Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac ; WiFi-Direct;|
|Model||ZenFone AR (ZS571KL)|
|Speakers||Mono Speaker with smart amp (powered by ICEPower)|
|Processor Type||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core (2x 2.35GHz + 2x 1.6 GHz)|
|Adapter||18W support QC3.0|
|Interface||Type C connector(USB2.0/support DP)
Audio jack: Head phone
|Panel||5.7-inch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 & AS coating
16:9 , Wide active matrix; Glare type
WQHD 2560×1440 Super AMOLED
Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support Glove touch)
With ASUS Tru2Life Technology
|Sim||Dual Nano SIMs|