Asus ZenFone AR Tango and Daydream-ready phone launched in India at Rs 49,999

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first_imgAsus launched its Tango-enabled — as well as Daydream-ready — ZenFone AR phone in India on Thursday at a price of Rs 49,999. The ZenFone AR will exclusively be available for buying from online retail website Flipkart starting from 4PM today. “To open a world of possibilities and provide the ultimate experience of virtual reality for the ZenFone AR consumers, Flipkart is offering Rs 2,500 off on Google Daydream View VR headset along with purchase of ZenFone AR,” Asus announced. The Google Daydream View VR headset usually retails for Rs 6,499.In addition, “every Jio and ZenFone AR user will get up to 100GB additional 4G data and complimentary Jip 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 2018.”Coming to the phone itself, the ZenFone AR is notably the world’s second smartphone — the first being Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro — to support Google’s Tango technology that enables augmented reality (AR) experiences on a relatively affordable phablet form factor: a smartphone that will be aware of it surroundings and allow users to interact with it virtually through AR. The ZenFone AR, is however, the world’s first (and only) smartphone to support Tango as well as Daydream, Google’s platform for VR experiences on a mobile form factor.The ZenFone AR sports a 23-megapixel – Sony IMX 318 sensor — TricTech camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture, 4-axis Optical Image Stabilisation (and 3-axis electronic image stabilisation for videos), alongside a host of depth and motion track sensors. It supports RAW, 4K UHD video recording and a super resolution mode that can stitch “four native 23MP photos to create a single 92MP image.” On the front, the ZenFone AR sports an 8-megapixel camera.The phone – to enable high-end Daydream experiences — comes with a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with a 1440×2560 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor which has been optimised for Tango, clubbed with a whopping 8 gigs of RAM and 128GB of storage which is also expandable. The dual-SIM ZenFone AR supports 4G LTE and runs Android Nougat-based ZenUI. It is further backed by a 3,300mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology that is claimed to charge 60 per cent of the phone in just 39 minutes. Furthermore, the phone comes with 5 magnet speakers with NXP SmartAMP for audio. There’s also high-resolution support via compatible headphones.advertisementIn terms of design, the ZenFone AR boasts of a leather and aluminum body, with a screen-to-body ratio of almost 79 per cent.The ZenFone AR was first announced at CES in January alongside another phone called the ZenFone 3 Zoom. Asus is also expected to launch the dual-camera toting ZenFone 3 Zoom in India soon. “We’re going to be shortly launching the ZenFone 3 Zoom and the ZenFone AR in India,” Dinesh Sharma who is the director, Mobile Product Centre for ASUS India had said while speaking exclusively with India Today Tech in May. “A fair time frame would be within two months,” he had said.Also Read: Exclusive: Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, ZenFone AR coming to India within two monthslast_img

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