CES 2017: Asus Zenfone AR, world’s first 8GB RAM smartphone with Google Tango and DayDream

zenfone-arCES 2017: Asus Zenfone AR, world’s first 8GB RAM smartphone with Google Tango and DayDream

Asus made its name by releasing the world’s first 4GB RAM smartphone A.K.A Zenfone 2 two years ago.

This year, Asus created history again by launching the first 8GB RAM smartphone in the world, namely Asus Zenfone AR.

The Zenfone AR is a high specced smartphone that comes with Tango support — Google’s augmented reality system. It supports Daydream, Google’s VR functionality built into Android Nougat.

For the time being, users can only opt to use Daydream apps or Tango apps individually.

Specifications wise, the Zenfone AR offers a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display that is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC. It sports a massive 8GB of RAM and 256GB expandable storage. Its battery capacity is 3,300 mAh.

Its main camera uses a 23 MP IMX318 sensor with OIS, EIS, and 4K video recording. There’s also a motion tracking camera and a fisheye depth-sensing camera. An 8MP front-facing shooter with wide angle is added for taking the perfect selfie.

For connectivity, it comes with dual SIM card slots that support 4G LTE Cat. 11. The Zenfone AR is scheduled to be released on Q2 2017 which is expected to be around May or June.

Stay tuned for more latest update from CES 2017!