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Asus Zenfone AR Launched in India with Project Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready for Rs. 49999



Asus has launched it Zenfone AR smartphone in India which was launched in Taiwan earlier. Along with the device, Jio is providing an additional Data of up to 100GB and Jio Prime Membership to its users. The device comes with 8GB of RAM and comes with 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD display. It sports a 23MP Sony IMX 318 sensor with OIS and also supports 4K video recording along with depth sensing and motion tracking features.

At the launch, even Asus said that it is closely working with Google to make sure that the device works well with Google Tango and Daydream platform. It is also patterning with well-known brands to bring out the Tango experience to its users. Moreover, the user can avail the no cost EMI offers upto nine months and Reliance is offering 10GB additional 4G data per month over 10 recharges to selected users. This additional 4G data will be credited with every recharge of Rs. 309 or more till 31st March 2018 for up to 10 recharges.

We have been hearing about the Asus Zenfone AR from quite a time now, and Asus has decided to launch the device in India on 13th of July which is compatible with Tango AR as well as Google’s Daydream VR platform. This device was announced as the first smartphone to come with 8GB of RAM, and recently OnePlus has launched its flagship device OnePlus 5 with 8GB RAM making it the first smartphone with 8GB RAM to go on sale in the country.

The Asus Zenfone AR will come with a new immersive five-magnet speaker which supports High-Res Audio and DTS virtual surround sound. The catching point here is the camera of the device that has 23MP Sony IMX318 sensor with motion tracking camera and also senses depth that supports Tango’s AR capabilities. The device will come in a Black color variant, and the pricing of this beast will be at the launch event.

Coming to the specification of this Zenfone AR, the handset will sport a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on top. Under the hood, the is a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 6GB / 8GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. The storage of the device varies with 64GB / 128 GB and 256 GB options which can also be extended further with a microSD card.

The device will come with Android Nougat 7.0 operating system and supports Hybrid dual SIM. There is an 8MP selfie camera and as mentioned there is a 23MP main camera with dual-tone LED Flash with f/2.0 aperture, 6p Largan lens, 4-axis OIS, 3-axis EIS and Laser autofocus. There is a fingerprint sensor for providing secured transactions and secured data. On the back, to power the device there is a 3300mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

Nothing about the pricing is mentioned yet, but we will get to know about it at the launch event. It will be interesting to see how Asus will price this beast and it might soon start sending invites to the launch event. What do you think about this device? Stay tuned to PhoneRadar and comment in the section below to know more on the same.


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