Asus is Still Betting on Android Tablets in 2017 With 2 New Launches at Computex

Even though the tablet market has lost much of its bling in recent months, Asus has yet another release this year with super thin tablets at Computex 2017.

Asus has released the new ZenPad 3S 8.0, and two new ZenPad 10 tablet with the name Z301MFL and Z301ML at Taipei.
ZenPad 3S 8.0 tablet has a 7.9-inch (2048×1536 pixels) display and supports latest Android 7.0 Nougat and features. It facilitates 32GB and 64GB of storage. It offers a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front for selfies.

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Asus ZenPad 10 Tablets

It comes with two variants : Z301MFL and Z301ML. Both of two have the same design and the same interface. Z301MFL supports Android 7.0 Nougat and features a 10.1-inch (1920×1200 pixels) display. It includes 1.4GHz MediaTek MT8735A quad-core processor paired with Mali-T720MP2 GPU.

It offers 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front. It integrates non-removal battery. It has dimensions of 251.77×172.17×8.95mm and it is a light weight that worth 490 grams.If we talk about the ZenPad 10 Z301M, it has the same specification as of Z301MFL, but it has some difference in resolution that is 1280×800 pixels. And it includes a 1.3GHz MT8735W quad-core processor.

If we talk about the ZenPad 10 Z301M, it has the same specification as of Z301MFL, but it has some difference in screen resolution (280×800) pixels. And it includes a 1.3GHz MT8735W quad-core processor.
The company did not reveal the date of availability or the prices of any tablet in the show, but it should be made public soon. Considering the tablet market has been in problems since last year, it will be interesting to see how these tablets do in the market in the upcoming days.

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Asus Just Launched ZenFone AR With 8 GB RAM

We recently covered how SoC maker Qualcomm leaked Asus’ new Google Tango phone by mistake, While we knew that the phone USA Asus ZenFone, nobody had any idea about how beefy the Phone will be.

In an event yesterday, the company announced two phones- ZenFone AR and ZenFone Zoom. It turns out, Asus has packed a lot of hardware in the new phone.

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Just as the leak suggested, the ZenFone AR is the world’s first Augmented reality, and virtual reality enabled phone. It is also world’s first mobile phone to come with 8 GB of RAM. The phone has a 5.7″ 1440pp display, a 23 Mega Pixel camera and it comes with the advanced vapor cooling system.

To make it work with Google Tango, the phones has a tricam system, some depth sensors and motion tracking sensors. Alongside with all these sensors, the phone will be powered by Snapdragon 821 Processor.

The company will start selling the phone in the second quarter of the year, and it will come with Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed. The company also revealed that there will be some other SKUs with a lower amount of RAM too, but the pricing of any model was not revealed at the launch.

The second phone is ZenFone Zoom, and it is a 5.5 Inch camera phones that come with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal storage. Asus is focusing on the camera of the phone to make some buzz as the phone had a 12 Megapixel camera with a f/1.7 aperture and the camera supports 2.7x optical zoom with a total of 12x possible zoom. On the front, the phones has a 13 MP selfie camera which has a f/2.0 aperture and a Sony IMX214 sensor. Just like the ZenFone AR, no details on pricing is available, at least for now.

Just like the ZenFone AR, no details on pricing are available, at least for now.

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Oops, Qualcomm Leaked Next Google Tango Phone By Mistake

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Microsoft has started making progress around the augmented reality headset Hololens and Google is trying to do the same with Android Phones.

Recently released Lenovo Phab 2 could not meet the expectations, but The search giant had a hidden bullet left in the gun, until yesterday. Qualcomm, one of the biggest ARM processor manufacturer in the world, just leaked the next Google Tango phones.

It turns out, the next Tango phone will be from Asus, and the name will be Zenphone VR.  As 9To5Google reported, the chip maker got a bit too early on the blog and posted some updates about the upcoming phone’s capabilities. The page has now been taken down, but here are some of the most important details about the upcoming Zenphone VR.

The phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC -the same one used in current Google flagship Pixel – and Adreno 530 GPU which is almost 40% more powerful compared to Snapdragon 810.

Apart from having all necessary imaging sensors to run Google Tango efficiently, the phone will also have support for Google Daydream VR versions of Google Street View, HBO, YouTube and Netflix as well as some games like Need for Speed and Gunjack 2.

After the blog post was published, VentureBeat’s Evan Blass tweeted with what appears to be the photo of the device.

Now that CES2017 is about to start, when Asus announces the device, there will be a lot less to be surprised about.

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