Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, ZenFone AR with 8GB RAM go official

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Asus is turning heads at CES 2017 with the launch of the ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom. The former has two firsts to its name, being the only phone in the world to support Tango as well as Daydream and carrying up to a whopping 8GB of RAM.

The ZenFone AR is additionally only the second handset ever after Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro to run Google’s AR-based Tango platform. Complementing this blend of augmented and virtual reality is a Tango-customized Snapdragon 821 processor, Android 7.0 Nougat, and a large 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display.

Asus claims the smartphone is the thinnest and lightest Tango device, made possible by its TriCam system. The rear-facing trio consists of a 23MP Sony IMX318 main camera, depth-sensing lens, and motion-tracking shooter. The company plans to release the phone in Q2 2017 and promises to announce price and more specifications details closer to its arrival.

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As for the ZenFone 3 Zoom, the phone is apparently the slimmest smartphone in the world to pack a massive 5000mAh battery thanks to its 7.9mm thickness. The unit does double duty as a powerbank and should give way to many hours of photography, with the brand touting that the handset can shoot 4K UHD video for up to 6.4 hours.

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Speaking of photography, Asus has blessed the offering with dual 12MP cameras. One features a 25mm wide-angle lens, while the other opts for a 59mm one. Optical zoom is set at 2.3x, allowing for 12x zoom overall. There’s also TriTech+ autofocus, dual-PDAF, 3-axis EIS, and 4-axis OIS to keep it company.

The ZenFone 3 Zoom is set to be available in February.