10 Key Things to Know About the Rs 49,999 Worth Asus Zen­fone AR


Asus unveiled its Zenfone AR smartphone at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas this year and they’ve finally launched it in India today at an event for a price of Rs 49,999.

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Asus Zenfone AR goes for sale at Rs 49,999 in India

The Asus Zenfone AR is Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready, making it the first smartphone — at the time of its global launch — to feature both the techs under one hood.

The Asus Zenfone AR will be exclusively available via Flipkart.

“With ZenFone AR, we desire to turn your physical world into a magical world by enabling it to perceive space and motion that goes beyond the boundaries of a touch screen. We’re excited to be a part of the augmented reality universe, which will soon be part of our lifestyle,” said Peter Chang, Regional Head, South Asia & Country Head, System Business Group, Asus India.

Asus Zenfone VR Specifications

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  • Memory and Storage: The Zenfone AR comes with 8GB RAM and options of 64GB and 128GB internal storage which is expandable via microSD card to up to 2TB.
  • Processor: The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, the same processor that also powers Google Pixel and OnePlus 3T devices. The chipset on the Zenfone AR has been optimised for Tango.
  • Display and Design: The device sports a 5.7-inch WQHD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display, 79% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Bluelight Filter for eye care, fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating. The fingerprint sensor is embedded in the home button of the device, located on the front panel.
  • Camera: The primary camera of the device is a 23MP unit with Sony IMX 318 sensor, dual-LED flash and zero shutter lag. The front camera is an 8MP unit with screen flash.
  • Battery: The Asus Zenfone AR is backed by a 3,300mAh battery pack with BoostMaster Fast Charging (60% battery charge in 39 minutes) and Quick Charge 3.0 tech.
  • OS: The device runs on ZenUI 3.0 on top of Android Nougat 7.0.

Unique Features of Asus Zenfone AR

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Apart from the high-end hardware specs, the Asus Zenfone AR has also been loaded with tech that makes use of the available hardware to the fullest especially when it comes to AR and VR tech.

  • TriCam Tech: The rear camera of the device gets a TriCam system with three lenses. The first is a 23MP rear camera, second is a motion tracking camera and third is a depth sensing camera. The TriCam tech comes in handy whenever users wish to use the AR feature of the device.
  • Enhanced Audio: HiRes Audio, DTS Headphone X 7.1 virtual surround, NXP SmartAMP and 5 Magnet Speakers on the Zenfone AR will enhance your AR and VR experience.
  • Super Resolution mode: The Zenfone AR has a super resolution camera mode which allows users to create ultra-high resolution image at 92MP. This is achieved by combining four native 23MP photos and create a single image.

The Asus Zenfone AR is Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready, enabling users to change the way they interact with the world and experience immersive content.

Offers on Purchase of Zenfone AR

  • Google Daydream View VR headset is being offered by Flipkart at a discount of Rs 2,500. Users can avail this offer at a no cost EMI of up to 9 months.
  • Reliance Jio will give 100GB additional 4G data and complimentary Jio membership to Asus Zenfone AR owners.

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