Asus is finally set to launch the much-anticipated Zenfone AR on 13 July in India. The Asus Zenfone AR, which released at Consumer Electronic Show (CES) earlier this year, is the first phone in the world to have Augmented Reality (AR) and Daydream support.

Asus had previously announced the arrival of the phone in India, having teased it through its official Twitter handle. The phone boasts of native support for both Google Tango, a 3D technology for enabling AR experiences, as well as support for Google Daydream, a VR content platform.

Asus Zenfone AR 1
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Going by Asus’ website, the phone will pack 3,000 mAh battery. It will work on Android 7.0 along with Asus ZenUI 3.0 along with 8 GB of RAM. It is powered by Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 821 platform. Other features include a Super AMOLED 5.7-inch display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, which comes with added support for a Bluelight Filter for eye care.

With a TriCam System, this phone comes with a 23 MP rear camera with PixelMaster 3.0 technology (and an aperture of f/2.0) as well as a motion-tracking and depth-sensing camera enabling augmented reality. Meanwhile, it has an 8 MP front camera along with a screen flash. Internal storage is, however, limited to 64 GB and a microSD slot that supports up to 2 TB external storage. The slim slot is hybrid though, meaning one will have to sacrifice a SIM card for the functionality of a microSD card.

Asus also boasts of a 5-magnet speaker, which is essentially an inbuilt speaker on the top. It also has a dual internal mic which comes with support for an Asus Noise Reduction technology.

Publish date: July 5, 2017 12:58 pm| Modified date: July 5, 2017 1:00 pm

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