Asus ZenFone AR specs include 8GB along with VR and AR support


Despite its namesake, the Asus ZenFone AR is set to be one of the first new devices outside the Pixel to run Daydream. As the name implies, it can also handle AR and now that the Asus ZenFone AR specs are official, lets dig into what this bad boy has to offer.

Remember when VR was just a cool buzz word? Well, times have changed and while AR or Augmented Reality, hasn’t taken off the same way, things are slowly heating up. We recently learned the Asus ZenFone AR specs and the fact that it would have the ability to handle both platforms. Now that it’s official, we are going to take a look at what make this one tick along with a few of its wilder features.

The Asus ZenFone AR specs will include a large 5.7-inch panel with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. While it isn’t 4K, it is the current standard for mobile VR and should look great with its high-contrast AMOLED panel. Needless to say, you can slot it into the Daydream VR headset and you’ll be good to go. You can also take advantage of its AR features thanks to some special software and several different cameras with provide depth and motion tracking.

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A Snapdragon 821 will power the Asus ZenFone AR along with 6GB of RAM. While that’s plenty, that’s the base model as there is an 8GB variant listed as well. The choice extends to the storage capacity with 32, 64, 128 or 256GB of storage all of which are expandable up to 2TB through the microSD card slot. The rear camera is listed at 23MP while the front-facing snapper clocks in at 8MP. Both with Dual-LED Real Tone flashes. Other features to note include 4G LTE, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The handset will draw is power through a USB Type-C port and sports a 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0.

Content for the a handset of this nature is going to be slim, but that won’t be the case by the time it arrives. The smartphone will debut in Q2 of 2017 and they have already shown a few things off like the DressingRoom Gap App and there are Tango apps in the Play Store already as well. The Asus ZenFone AR price is still up in the air, but the high-end 8GB model with 256GB will not be cheap although the lower rungs could certainly prove affordable.



Adam is a techie, who loves new gadgets and all things Westeros. Android is his OS of choice, and Pizza is his nemesis.

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