Asus Zenfone AR Launched in India Today at 2 PM

Asus Zenfone AR

Asus Zenfone AR

The smartphone is priced at Rs 49,999 and it will be exclusively available on Flipkart from today at 4 PM.

The new Asus Zenfone AR is the first smartphone which has support for both Google Tango and Daydream Virtual Reality (VR) technologies.

For the uninitiated, Google's Project Tango is the company's attempt to get mobile phones and tablets to "see the way we see". The motion-tracking camera lets ZenFone AR keep track of its location as it moves through three-dimensional space. It comes with a fingerprint sensor under its home button. It will only be available in a Black colour variant in India. At its core, the smartphone houses a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 821 SoC coupled with Adreno 530 graphics unit, 6GB/8GB RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB/256GB storage capacities. The ZenEar S are built out of aerospace metal, and have a triple diaphragm.

"Asus, a Taiwan-based electronics major, has launched Asus Zenfone AR, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in the US" Las Vegas, Nevada on January 5, 2017. Reliance Jio has also teamed up with Asus and Flipkart to offer subscribers up to 100GB additional data and a complimentary Prime subscription. The phone is running Android 7.0 Nougat by default, while a 3,300mAh battery powers the device.

The phone is equipped with a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display. The new smartphone has very impressive specs including 8GB of RAM and support for Google's futuristic Augmented Reality (AR) project, Tango.

Four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) photo and three-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS) video stabilization- Enables sharp photos and shake-free videos. It has an ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 camera that uses the world's highest resolution camera sensor (a 23MP Sony IMX318) and the ASUS TriTech autofocus system.

On the front, it features an 8MP front-facing camera for capturing selfies.

The ZenFone AR variant launched in India sports 128GB of inbuilt UFS 2.0 storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. It is powered by a 3300mAh battery and comes with connectivity options like a USB 2.0 Type-C port, Bluetooth v4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity. Sensors onboard include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, infrared sensor, and proximity sensor.

Along with this, the ZenFone AR boasts of the company's SonicMaster 3.0 technology which provides a greater and immersive audio quality through its five-magnet speaker.

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