CES is the place where all crazy tech from all around the world can be found. In CES 2017 we saw a bunch of new gadgets & in this article, let’s talk about the most popular tech on the planet, Smartphones. Though, CES 2017 was not that much overflown with with Smartphones but, we have successfully shortlisted the Smartphones that have the best features that made us fell in love with.
ASUS Zenfone AR:
Without a doubt, this is the best smartphone unveiled at CES 2017. The ASUS Zenfone AR is the first phone that comes with both Google Tango & Daydream support. It has a Tri-camera architecture with a 23mp regular camera with SONY IMX318 Sensor , a Motion Tracking camera & a Depth Sensing camera. It also has Tri-tech autofocus to maintain fast autofocus speeds.
Inside it is rocking a 2.4GHz Snapdragon 821 that ASUS claims to be specially optimized for Tango . The biggest surprise is in the RAM segment. It has 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM & upto 256GB of ROM & with it ASUS became the first brand to implement 8 Gigabytes of RAM in a smartphone. It comes with a 3300mah Battery that is not small but we expected at least 4000 mah as both Tango & Daydream will consume a good amount battery during long usage. Being a Virtual & Augmented reality based phone, it also features 2K Super Amoled Display for a great viewing experience. It will be available from Q2 of 2017 but, ASUS haven’t announced the pricing yet.
ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom:
Alongside the Zenfone AR, ASUS has also released the Zenfone 3 Zoom. It may not be as powerful as the Zenfone AR but, it has some impressive features that makes it eligible for this list. Overall it has similar design aesthetics to the Zenfone 3 Laser & Zenfone 3 Max with an Aluminium build body, 5.5 inch Screen with 2.5D Curved Glass on top but, this time it’s the new Corning Gorilla Glass 5 & the display is a 1080P Amoled panel. But, the main difference is the Dual camera design on the back and this is the key highlight of the device. On the inside, these cameras have awesome specs. Both are 12mp SONY IMX 362 sensors but, in the lens department, we have a 28mm wide angle lens at f-1.7 aperture & a 59mm telephoto lens at f-2.3 aperture. With this configuration ASUS has managed to unlock 2.3x Optical Zoom & ASUS also claims that, using the dual lens setup the device will be able to achieve natural DOF(Depth-of-feild) that will help to add nice bokeh effects to the photos. It also features a 13mp front facing camera that is powered by the SONY IMX 214 & has an aperture of f-2.0.
The Zenfone 3 Zoom is rocking a 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 eqipped with upto 4GB RAM & 128GB of Internal Storage. It also comes with a massive 5000mah Battery that may come handy in long shoots. Again there was no confirmation for pricing but, at least we know that, it will start shipping from February 2017.
ZTE Blade V8 Pro:
ZTE is also trying to turn the game up with a dual camera setup & this time their weapon is the Balde V8 Pro. Now it cannot actually use optical Zoom as the Zenfone 3 Zoom but, it do have some impressive features that makes it’s camera special. It has two 13mp sensors on the back & it has managed to change the aperture and shift the focus not only while shooting but even after clicking the picture. In the other departments it has a 5.5 inch Full HD Display that has a 2.5D Coning Gorilla Glass 3 on top & a 3140mah Battery that supports quick charging.
The Blade V8 Pro runs on a 2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 with 3GB RAM & 32GB of Internal Storage. It has an impressive price tag of 229.98 USD & it is currently up for Pre-order in USA.
CHANGHONG is a brand that you probably never heard of. But, they have successfully dragged our focus on their new device that they call the H2. We don’t actually know what processor it is using but, the reason we had to choose it for this list was it’s key feature that is a Molecular Sensor from SCiO that can be located at the top of it’s back. This sensor has incredible superpowers. By, analyzing molecules, it can tell how much sweet a fruit is, how much calories your icecream have, if a medicine is genuine or not & many more things that is current exclusive to the H2. We will say this is one of the concepts of the future of smartphones & it is surprising to see such concept from a completely unpopular brand.
Other specifications include an Aluminium Body,a 6 inch Full HD Display, 16MP Rear Camera, Fingerprint scanner & a 3000mah Battery.