[First look] Asus Zenfone AR.

Asus Malaysia’s latest device was officially launched in Malaysia few days ago. I don’t know if I should call this a flagship or something else. This is one of the most expensive smartphone from Asus, retailing at RM 3799 and they have a valid reason to set the price as such.

The Zenfone AR is the world’s first Tango and Daydream enabled smartphone. If you are wondering what are these, Tango is an augmented reality (AR) technology and Daydream is a virtual reality (VR) technology from Google.

Again, is this a flagship device from Asus? Seriously,  I don’t know. It is totally in a different league and I personally won’t suggest this device to anyone unless you need the AR and VR features. Well, the device is definitely great, no doubt in that. The AR and VR features are also seriously cool. It impressed me very much but what makes me think twice is the price.

Again, if you can afford it, go ahead. Now let’s take a look at the spec of this device and some photos.

Asus ZENFONE AR Spec :
  • 5.7 inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 64-bit Quad Core CPU @ 2.35 Ghz.
  • Adreno 530 GPU.
  • 128 GB internal storage with UFS 2.0 and 8 GB RAM.
  • Rear cam – TriCam system – Motion tracking camera + depth sensing camera with IR + 23 MP PixelMaster camera (Sony XIM 318 sensor), f/2.0 aperture with OIS & EIS. Dual-LED real tone flash. Supports RAW file and can record 4K videos.
  • Front cam – 8 MP PixelMaster camera with f/2.0 aperture and 85 degree wide viewing angle.
  • 3300 mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 technology.
  • Dual SIM slots, hybrid – SIM 1 (micro SIM) & SIM 2 ( Nano SIM or Micro SD card up to 2 TB).
  • OS – Android Nougat.
  • Price RM 3799.
  • Freebies – Google Cardboard, screen protector, silicon case.
  • Availability – 7th July onwards, at Lazada and Asus retailers.

 

ASUS ZENFONE AR GALLERY

 

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