Asus has finally unveiled the Zenfone AR in India; the Zenfone AR is the companies first smartphone to come with both Google Tango and Google Daydream support. The Zenfone AR is priced at Rs 49,999 and is available on Flipkart. Asus has also bundled the Zenfone AR with a slew of launch day offers. Asus had unveiled the Zenfone AR a few months back at the CES.
The Asus ZenFone AR comes equipped with a front fingerprint sensor, which again is a first in the ZenFone series. The device sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD display with a screen to body ratio of 79 percent. Powering the ZenFone AR is the Snapdragon 821 coupled with a choice of RAM ranging up to 8G. It also sets me wondering on why Asus didn’t opt for the newly released Snapdragon 835 instead of the 821 which frankly is a bit dated.
On the optics front, the device offers a 23-Megapixel primary Sony IMX318 sensor with TriTech+ autofocus, dual-PDAF, Laser Focus, 4-axis OIS and support for 4K video recording. Asus ZenFone AR will run Android Nougat and the, company is yet to reveal the complete specifications including the variants and the price. The Asus Zenfone AR runs on ZenUI 3.0 which is based on Android Nougat and is touted to be the thinnest smartphone that supports both Daydream and Google Tango.
A discount of Rs 2,500 is being offered on the Google Daydream View VR when purchased along with the Asus Zenfone AR. Flipkart is also offering a no cost EMI scheme for a period of 9 months on the smartphone. Additionally, Reliance Jio will be offering 100GB of complementary data along with Jio Prime membership.
Asus Zenfone AR Specifications
- 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 and 8GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 128GB Internal Storage, microSD card slot that accommodates up to 2TB
- 23-Megapixel primary sensor with dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX318 sensor, f/2.0, OIS, EIS and laser autofocus
- 8-Megapixel secondary/front facing camera, 85-degree wide angle lens
- Fingerprint Sensor, Asus SonicMaster 3.0, Google Daydream, Google Tango
- ZenUI 3.0 based on Android Nougat
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C
- 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0