What would be your reaction, if I would tell you that you can measure either the decorative pieces would fit in your home when you are shopping. What about if you can try the clothes while shopping without wearing. I think, you all have played Pokemon Go, what if I say now you can play most of the games in your current environment. Yes, this is possible now and all the credit goes to ASUS. Have you ever heard about Augmented Reality (AR)? This is the latest technology based on Google Tango. This technology needs a bulky setup of camera, with a motion tracking, a depth-tracking and room mapping one. ASUS had made this possible and integrated all this bulky setup in a camera. This smartphone has dubbed as ASUS Zenfone AR. This smartphone is launched in India with a very hefty price tag of Rs 49,999.asus zenfone ar augmented reality google tango

Asus Zenfone AR is a regular smartphone having 5.7-inch display and all the modern day features. Zenfone AR features a fingerprint scanner, a powerful Snapdragon processor. The main attraction is the camera setup on the back and all it work together.

Asus Zenfone AR features

Asus Zenfone AR is the first smartphone that are Google Tango enabled. This smartphone is able to make indoor, 3D maps, and lots more. This smartphone had really complicated setup of three cameras: a motion tracking, a depth-tracking and a room mapping camera.asus zenfone ar augmented reality google tango

Asus Zenfone AR features 23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 Camera. In addition to 23MP camera there is a motion tracking sensor and depth sensing camera. Integration of all these latest technology make this smartphone capable to track the motion and to have an accurate perception of depth.asus zenfone ar augmented reality google tango

At this time, there are over 35 Augmented Reality Apps available on the play store. This is the starting of this technology and don’t worry after some time, you will see the Play Store flooded with these apps.

Here is the link to all the AR apps available right now on the PlayStore.

8GB of RAM, special Snapdragon 821

Asus focuses a lot on the design of its products, this time also they have followed their tradition. Asus Zenfone AR is a glistening smartphone, completely opposite to the rest of AR devices available in the market. Zenfone AR have 79% of the screen-to-body ratio, which is really great.

Under the hood, we are getting a powerful processor or I would like to say a beast. Asus Zenfone AR runs on the Snapdragon 821 clubbed with 8GB RAM, which ensure the performance of this AR device.

Technical Specifications

SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.7 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels (~490 ppi pixel density)
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPUQuad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPUAdreno 530
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 256 GB
Internal128 GB, 8 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary23 MP, phase detection autofocus, depth & motion tracking sensors
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected]
Secondary8 MP
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
USBType-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
 – Project Tango
– Fast battery charging
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion battery