ASUS ZenFone AR officially revealed for RM3799, comes with AR, VR capabilities, 8GB RAM and more
So it’s official, the ASUS ZenFone AR has arrived to Malaysia and thanks to the early price leak from Lazada (Lazada has removed it already), the price stands at RM3799 (including GST) for a good reason. For one, it was designed in mind to focus on augmented reality and virtual reality technology, being the first smartphone to be Tango enabled and Daydream-ready. It was also the first smartphone to feature a huge 8GB RAM which is much needed to run those features. Below is the official specification.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, Adreno 530
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB of storage
- Measures 158.7 x 77.7 x 9 mm, weighs 170g
- 5.7-inch 2K or 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution display
- 23MP rear camera (4-axis Optical Image Stabilization, EIS, 3x zoom, triple autofocus) / 8MP front camera (f/2.0)
- Features Google Tango sensors, fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C 2.0
- Supports 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 3300 mAh battery
For a 5.7-inch device, it's pretty lightweight
The back design
The USB Type-C is now 2.0 version
With Tanga technologies intact, it sports Tango motion tracking, depth perception and area learning. This allows the use to have a unique AR experience such as AR gaming, utilities and even indoor navigation. As for Daydream, that will be the VR apps to let users explore new worlds in the comfort of their home.
Another highlight is the ASUS TriCam system, it comprises a 23MP PixelMaster 3.0 main camera, a motion-tracking camera and a depth sensing camera to support Tango. The depth-sensing camera lets the phone determine its distance from objects by projecting an infrared (IR) laser, measuring the amount of time it takes for IR light to bounce off objects and return to the phone.
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The VR headset for Zenfone AR
The ZenFone AR is now available from 4 July onwards, with a 1-to-1 exchange in warranty. The exchange is valid only within 12 months from the date of purchase receipt. It can be done within the same day (only applicable to Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Puchong, Cheras, Ampang, Kajang and Serdang) if the exchange request is made after 3:00pm, the exchange can only be done on the next business day.
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