Asus launches Zenfone AR in India with Tango AR and Daydream-ready

Asus launches Zenfone AR in India with Tango AR and Daydream-ready
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Asus launches Zenfone AR in India with Tango AR and Daydream-ready

Want to get immerse in the augmented reality world or experience virtual reality on a whole new level? Asus has launched Zenfone AR android smartphone in India. The major feature that makes it way different from other mobiles is the triCam system for Tango augmented reality. In addition, its also comes with Daydream support that offers immersive virtual reality (VR) with your phone. Apart from this, the mobile also features Snapdragon processor with 8GB of RAM, WQHD display and 4G with VoLTE support.

Packing all the goodies you could ever imagine in a smartphone, the Asus Zenfone AR get’s a price tag of Rs 49,999. The mobile will be available exclusively through Flipkart [flipkart.com/ZenfoneAR] starting today (12th July 2017) at 4 PM. The only mobile that competes with this smartphone would be the Tango-based Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.

Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready phone

The Asus Zenfone AR features Tango from Google that seamlessly blends augmented reality (AR) with virtual reality using motion sensing, depth sensing, and area learning capabilities. For this, the mobile is equipped with a TriCam system consisting of three rear cameras – a motion tracking, depth sensing, and 23-megapixel camera. This allows the mobile to create a three-dimensional augmented reality world out of your surroundings, all in the real-time. The motion tracking camera then tracks its location as it moves through space. The depth sensing camera with an infrared (IR) projector measures its distance from real-world objects. Finally, the 23-megapixel camera lets you view virtual objects in your actual environment in super high-quality. The best example would be the popular Pokémon GO game that uses AR to show the Pokémons around your surrounding.

Next big feature the Asus Zenfone AR packs is the Google Daydream support, which brings high-quality VR experiences. With the WQHD Super AMOLED display, powerful processor and high-fidelity sensor you can experience VR like never before. However, you need a VR headset and controller like the Google Daydream VR headset to actually experience VR in its full beauty.

Design and Performance

Coming to design the Asus Zenfone AR features a metal frame with the burnished-leather back panel. On the front, you get the 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED 2560 by 1440 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Below the screen, you have the capacitive home button, which also doubles as the fingerprint sensor.

Asus launches Zenfone AR in India with Tango augmented reality and Daydream-ready

To power, the AR and VR on Asus Zenfone AR come packed with a 2.35GHz 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM. It’s one of the first smartphones to house 8GB of RAM, way before OnePlus 5. To store all your media content the mobile carries 128GB of internal storage. You can further expand the storage up to 2TB using microSD card.

Photography and Connectivity

For photography, the Asus Zenfone AR features a 23-megapixels PixelMaster 3.0 camera. It packs SONY IMX 318 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, the focal length of 27mm, instant focus and subject tracking TriTech AF system. The camera can shoot 4K Ultra HD videos at 30 frames per second and comes with dual-LED real tone flash. For selfie lovers out there, the mobile brings in an 8-megapixel camera OV 8856 sensor and f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity wise the dual-SIM Asus Zenfone AR Pro got 4G LTE supporting all Indian 4G bands. Other connectivity option includes 3G and 2G networks along with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. The mobile runs on Android Nougat 7.0 operating system with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 over-the-top. To fuel the whole device you get a 3300mAh battery with BoostMaster Fast charging.

For audiophiles out there, the mobile packs SonicMaster 3.0 technology adding more volume, more quality and more effects. It features five-magnet speaker which is driven by a powerful NXP Smart AMP. The mobile can output certified high-resolution audio to compatible devices at 24-bit/192kHz, or 4x CD quality. In addition, you also get DTS Headphone:X which can offer audio in virtual 7.1-channel surround sound.

Display
5.7-inch WQHD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display

Processor
2.35GHz Quad-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

RAM + GPU
8GB of RAM + Adreno 530 GPU

Android
Android 7.0 with ASUS ZenUI 3.0

Storage
128GB internal storage + expandable

Back camera
23MP PixelMaster 3.0 camera + Depth and Fisheye

Front camera
8MP PixelMaster 3.0 camera

Connectivity
4G LTE, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, NFC

Battery
3300mAh + BoostMaster Fast Charging

Audio
5-magnet speaker with NXP Smart Amp, Hi-Res audio 384kHz

Extras
Tango enabled and Daydream-ready phone

General
Device Asus Zenfone AR ZS571KL
Brand Asus
Announced 2017, January
Status Available. Released 2017, June
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~515 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Size 5.7 inches (~72.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
Dimensions 158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm (6.25 x 3.06 x 0.35 in)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Performance
Cpu Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
GPU Adreno 530
Memory + RAM 64/128/256 GB, GB, 6/8 GB RAM
OS Android 7.0 (Nougat)
External storage (card slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Camera
Primary camera 23 MP, f/2.0, OIS (4-axis), 3x zoom, phase detection autofocus, depth & motion tracking sensors
Secondary camera 8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
Video 2160p@24fps, 1080p@30fps
Additional features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Audio
Sound quality – 24-bit/192kHz audio
– DTS Headphone X
– DTS HD sound enhancement
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Loud speaker Yes
3.5mm jack support Yes
Radio FM radio
Network and Sensors
Sim Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 13(700), 20(800), 29(700) – North America
4G Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) – Global
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/75 Mbps
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – Global
Gprs Yes
Edge Yes
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Battery
Battery info Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Others
Features – Project Tango
– Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage)
– Fast battery charging: 60% in 39 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
– Reverse charging (1.5A)
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Colors Black

Asus launches Zenfone AR in India with Tango AR and Daydream-ready

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