Asus’ ZenFone AR smartphone is first to support both AR and VR tech in one device – CNET

Asus ZenFone AR combines VR and AR in one device

The Asus ZenFone AR, the first smartphone to be AR and VR ready, shows up exclusively on Verizon’s network for $648 in US market.

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A close up view of the ZenFone’s TriCam system.  The 1st rear camera houses a 23mp sensor. The 2nd rear camera’s motion sensing technology allows the device to track it’s location as it moves through space.  Lastly, the 3rd camera uses infrared technology to measure distances between real world objects.

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The leather back is soft and supple, a much different approach from Samsung or Apple’s tougher feel.

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A standard 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C 2.0 and a 5 magnet speaker align the bottom.  

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Full view of the back of the Asus ZenFone AR.

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The profile is slim like most of the average smartphones today.

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Lowe’s Vision App can help a new homeowner decide what paint to choose or which appliance to buy for the kitchen.

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With Tango augmented reality technology one can interact with “the real” and “the unreal” simultaneously. For example, place a piece of virtual furniture in your living room to see if it works before you buy it.

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Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET


Photo by: Josh Miller/CNET


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