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Ilse Jurrien
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Asus virtual and augmented reality smartphone

content type Press information Mail the editor Posted by Ilse Jurrien
Sunday, January 29th 2017 - 02:20 CET - Comments: 0
A sus Zenfone AR smartphone - Asus has launched a next-generation smartphone that represents a significant advancement in mobile virtual and augmented reality technologies: ZenFone AR. It is the world's first smartphone that supports both Tango AR and Daydream VR technologies developed by Google, giving users totally new ways to engage with and be entertained by their smartphones. Asus ZenFone AR was developed in close cooperation with Google to deliver the best user experience on both Tango and Daydream platforms. To make ZenFone AR an ideal VR and AR smartphone, it has been designed with latest, top-of-the-line components that also make it one of the most powerful smartphones in the market.
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Asus ZenFone AR

 

Augmented reality features

To qualify as a Tango-enabled smartphone, the Asus ZenFone AR features a set of sensors and "computer vision" software that gives it the ability to interpret images, videos, space and motion like humans. Tango adds three new abilities to ZenFone AR: motion tracking, depth perception and area learning. Through these capabilities, Zenfone AR can detect how far it is away from a floor, wall or an object and understand where it is moving in three- dimensional space. AR is a rapidly growing segment for mobile technology and one where consumers are extremely excited about. To date, there are already over 30 apps on Google Play that are Tango compatible. Asus and Google are also partnering with well-known brands to bring the Tango AR experience to customers.

 

Augmented reality smartphone

 

Virtual reality features

For VR, the large, high resolution and high contrast display of Asus ZenFone AR makes it ideal for VR applications when used as a VR display mounted in the Daydream View headset. The Daydream hardware also comes with a controller that is used for VR games and apps. ZenFone AR's expansive 5.7-inch size immerses the viewer in whatever VR world is being presented, while the WQHD (1440 x 2560) resolution presents images with extreme clarity and the deep black hues enabled by the high contrast super AMOLED technology enhances the 3D effect of the screen.

 

Virtual reality smartphone

 

Mobile photography with the Asus ZenFone AR

The Asus ZenFone AR is also an accomplished camera smartphone. It has the same Asus PixelMaster 3.0 camera system found in the ZenFone AR that comprises of the world's highest resolution Sony IMX318 sensor and TriTech Autofocus system. Other key camera features include the 23 megapixel sensor with super resolution mode, to create ultra-high resolution 92MP photos. A 4-axis OIS photo and 3 axis EIS video stabilization. A low light mode and a comprehensive set of preset modes. The Asus Zenfone AR also records ultra-detailed and sharp 4K videos.

 

Asus ZenFone AR price & availability

The Asus ZenFone AR (ZS571KL) will be available Q2 2017. Pricing and configurations will be announced at a later date.

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