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Asus launches ZenFone 3 Zoom with a massive battery and an eye for photography

Michael Simon | Jan. 5, 2017
Asus also unveils the Tango-based ZenFone AR, which includes support for Google Daydream.

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The ZenFone AR supports Tango and Daydream.

Dose of (augmented) reality

Asus also released the ZenFone AR, which combines Google’s fledgling AR and VR projects under one roof. As previously leaked by Qualcomm, the phone utilizes the same Snapdragon 821 processor that’s found in the Pixel, which should give the phone enough power to the handle the heavy demands of motion tracking and 3D rendering:

“With 6GB of RAM and the desktop-class Qualcomm Adreno 530 graphics processing unit that delivers supercharged graphics performance, the ZenFone AR handles the graphics demands of Tango and Daydream with ease.”

Pixel owners know all too well how hot their phones can get when using Daydream for extended periods, but the ZenFone AR includes a “sophisticated vapor cooling system” to prevent overheating. Finally, the handset introduces a new audio system that supports hi-res audio and DTS virtual surround sound.

 

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