World’s first Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality smartphone that is Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready
- ZenFone AR will be the world’s first smartphone that is both Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready. Tango is a set of sensors and computer-vision software by Google that enables smartphone augmented reality. Daydream is Google’s platform for high-quality, mobile virtual reality and supports Daydream VR apps
- Zenfone AR is also world first smartphone with 8GB RAM. It also has 128 GB internal Storage and also supports expandable storage
- This breakthrough in size and weight is made by possible the innovative ASUS TriCam™ system, a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing camera
- Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint within the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter
- Built with powerful components, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 CPU that has been specially optimized for Tango and Daydream
- A beautiful, 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display and a new five-magnet speaker makes Daydream VR apps, games, and videos more immersive and entertaining. Android™ 7.0 ‘Nougat’ lets users get the most out of ZenFone AR with new multitasking features and other enhancements that deliver a great mobile experience
- HiRes Audio, DTS Headphone:X 7.1 virtual surround, NXP SmartAMP and 5 Magnet Speakers provide outstanding Audio Experience for AR and VR
- Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 enables superfast battery charging on Zenfone AR
ASUS, today affirmed its position as a world-leading smartphone technology innovator with the launch of ZenFone AR in India. First showcased at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017, ZenFone AR is the world’s first Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready smartphone, with a massive 8GB of RAM. The ZenFone AR will be available exclusively on Flipkart – India’s biggest online store.
Elaborating further on the sidelines of the event, Peter Chang, Regional Head, South Asia & Country Head, System Business Group – ASUS India, said, “Our phones already assist us in our day-to-day lives, but we know they can do even more. 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.”
Also present at the event were Larry Paulson – Vice President and President of Qualcomm India, and Ajay Veer Yadav – VP Mobiles and Mobile Accessories, Flipkart. Onstage to reveal more about ZenFone AR as well as demonstrate some of the amazing augmented reality experiences available through innovative mobile apps and games was Dinesh Sharma – Director Mobile Product, Asus India.
The Zenfone AR bears a dual-SIM slot, and runs ZenUI 3.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The Zenfone AR sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED WQHD Display, and is powered by a Qualcomm 14nm Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 @ (2.34GHzx2 + 1.6GHz x2) processor, Optimised for Tango AR and Daydream VR; and comes with 8GB LPDDR4 RAM.
The Zenfone AR rear camera has a 23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 camera (Sony® IMX318 sensor) with an F/2.0, 6p Largan Lense, Sapphire lens protection, Dual-tone LED flash. The front camera bears a 8-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 aperture, 85-degree wide FOV, 10 PixelMaster modes, Includes – Beautfication mode, HDR Pro mode, Low-light mode, Night mode, Selfie Panorama. Zenfone AR comes with 128GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand further via a microSD slot (up to 2TB).
Zenfone AR connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, FM radio, and GPS/ A-GPS. The Zenfone AR houses a 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. The Smartphone measures 158.70 x 77.40 x 8.90 and weighs 170 grams.
DAYDREAM BY GOOGLE
The Asus ZenFone AR has a 5.7-inch WQHD (2K) (1440 x 2560) display. This large size and high resolution screen makes it ideal for VR apps and games when used with Daydream View, immersing users in incredible VR worlds that appear detailed and lifelike. Super AMOLED technology enables deep blacks and high contrast, further enhancing image quality and 3D effects.
With ZenFone AR and Daydream View, users can explore new worlds with apps like Street View and Fantastic Beasts, kick back in a personal VR cinema with YouTube VR and Netflix, and get in the game with Gunjack 2, Need for Speed and more.
To open a world of possibilities and provide the ultimate experience of virtual reality for the Zenfone AR consumers, Flipkart is offering INR 2500/- off on Google Daydream View VR Headset along with purchase of ZenFone AR. Additionally, the consumer can avail no cost EMI offer upto 9 months.
Jio believes in empowering every Indian with the power of data and is therefore announcing a special offer on Zenfone AR. Every Jio and Zenfone AT user will get up to 100GB additional 4G data and complimentary Jio Prime membership. The user can avail the additional 4G data in the form of one additional 10GB data voucher per recharge or Rs 309 or above, for a maximum of 10 recharges till March’18. This data is over and above the benefits of the pack.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS ZenFone AR priced at INR 49,999 will be available exclusively on Flipkart.
|Display||5.7-inch Super AMOLED WQHD;
Corning Gorilla Glass 4;
79% Screen to Body Ratio; 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio
|Processor||Qualcomm 14nm Quad-core Snapdragon 821 @ (2.34GHzx2 + 1.6GHz x2), Optimised for Tango AR and Daydream VR;
Adreno 530 @ 653MHz
|8GB LPDDR4 RAM;
128 GB UFS 2.0 storage; 2 TB Expandable
|Main camera||23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 camera (Sony® IMX318 sensor);
F/2.0, 6p Largan Lense, Sapphire lens protection, Dual-tone LED flash
TriTech 0.03-second autofocus (contrast / phase / 2nd-gen laser)
4-axis OIS for photos, 3-axis EIS for videos, Color-correction sensor, 4K Video Recording,
20 PixelMaster modes, includes – 92MP Super Resolution mode, HDR Pro mode & Manual mode with 32sec exposure
|Supporting AR cameras||Motion-tracking camera, Depth-sensing camera with IR rangefinder|
|Front camera||8MP, f/2.0, 85-degree wide FOV,
10 PixelMaster modes, Includes – Beautfication mode, HDR Pro mode, Low-light mode, Night mode, Selfie Panorama
|Audio||Five-magnet speaker, NXP smart amplifier, Hi-Res Audio,
DTS Headphone:X 7.1ch virtual surround sound over headphones
Dual microphone for active call noise cancellation
|Wireless||Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO
4G LTE: Up to Category 13 with 3CA
|Fingerprint sensor||Home button fingerprint sensor
5-finger registration / 360-degree recognition
USB-C™ (USB 2.0)
|SIM / SD slots||Dual SIM
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Gallileo|
|OS||Android 7.0 (Nougat) with ASUS ZenUI 3.0|
|Generic Sensors||Accelerometer, E-Compass, Proximity, Barometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Hall-effect sensor|
|Battery||3300mAh with Quick Charge 3.0|
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ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,368 awards and earned approximately US$14 billion of revenue in 2015.