Asus has launched its flagship ZenFone AR in India at Rs 49,999. It's the world's first smartphone boasting of both Google's Project Tango augmented reality support, and Google Daydream mobile virtual reality platform.
The company live streamed the launch, which commenced at 2 pm IST. The launch event of the ZenFone AR was live streamed on the company's YouTube channel. The Taiwanese electronics giant had launched the ZenFone AR at CES 2017. Apart from the whopping amount of RAM it offers, the ZenFone AR's biggest selling point would be its support for the Google's Tango augmented reality platform. Asus Zenfone AR will be a Flipkart exclusive smartphone.
The e-commerce site already has a banner up, announcing the upcoming launch of this smartphone. It also sports a modified Snapdragon 821 SoC that's been optimised for Tango performance.
Asus ZenFone AR price
As of now the ZenFone AR has been launched in the company's home market - Taiwan. The Asus ZenFone AR price is TWD 24,990 (roughly Rs. 53,100) for its 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. We can expect the Asus ZenFone AR price in India to be around the same.
Asus ZenFone AR Technical Specifications
Platform and Display
In terms of specifications, the Asus ZenFone AR is built on Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC that has been claimed to be customised for Tango by the company. As mentioned earlier, the handset comes with an impressive 8GB of RAM.
Asus ZenFone AR comes with a 23-megapixel Sony IMX318 module with TriTech+ autofocus system, dual-PDAF, second-gen Laser Focus, and continuous-focus. The rear camera supports 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilisation) as well as 3-axis EIS (electronic image stabilisation) for video recording alongside support for 4K video recording. At front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an 85-degree wide angle lens.