CES 2017 wasn’t very rich it terms of new smartphones. Nonetheless, ASUS surprised visitors with two interesting releases: Zenfone 3 Zoom and Zenfone AR.
The first smartphone is all about cameras. It’s fitted with two of them on the back. They have different focal distance: 25mm and 59mm. As a result, there is a 2.3X zoom. That makes Zenfone 3 Zoom one of the most, if not the most, advanced camera phone on the market. A 12 MP sensor with quick autofocus and amazing lens speed is accompanied with Object Tracking technology from Sony. Another great feature is a high-capacity, 5000mAh battery providing 8.5 hours of online streaming. In Zenfone 3 Zoom ASUS focused on cameras and fitted it with a quite regular Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and AMOLED display.
The second smartphone lives up to its name – this is a device for augmented reality. It has 3 cameras and uses Intel Real Sense system. It is able to determine distance to the object and take 360-degree photos and videos. Due to the top-notch Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, the smartphone supports AR technology Google Tango. Its virtual reality can put real objects into virtual space. This could be very helpful for gaming or online shopping. By the way, Zenfone AR is the first smartphone to pack 8 GB of RAM on board.
ASUS hasn’t provided any details about prices or release dates but we expect these smartphones in 2017.