When the new Zenfone AR came out 6 months ago, it was an extraordinary phone with extraordinary specs. As the name suggests, the ASUS Zenfone AR eats AR contents for breakfast, equipped with both Google’s project Tango and Daydream platforms for the ultimate Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experience.
Now the handset is finally made available in the Philippines which gives Filipino customers and content creators a system-ready devices to experience both AR and VR environments without the need to opt for separate devices for each platform. However with technology such young as on this device, one would expect a relatively extraordinary price tag for its features. So for its price, ASUS Philippines launched the new Zenfone AR for just (hold your horses) a whopping 44,995 Pesos.
What’s in for Juan in the new Zenfone AR?
Well, Project Tango and Daydream are there at its disposal, these two platforms are all very well-developed even at its younger stage. commonly these two technological advance visual experience are often made and available in two separate hardware and here with the Zenfone AR, they are conveniently fitted on one single device. Despite their union though, users can’t switch between experiences on the fly as of the moment but in the future that should probably be the case.
These two feature can’t work flawlessly without a powerful hardware at its base and the Zenfone AR got what it needs on a 5.7-inch super AMOLED display for a crisp and vibrant colors. It order for the AR experience for the Project Tango to work it needs a sophisticated camera equipments with the main 23 Megapixel sensor at the back, there’s also motion sensing camera and fisheye depth-sensing camera.
The Snapdragon 821 from Qualcomm takes all the tasks needed for the Zenfone AR to potentially work paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. The rest of the hardware comes with standard flagship features including a fingerprint scanner, USB-C, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The ASUS Zenfone AR comes with a 3300 mAh embedded battery and runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) with ASUS ZenUI 3.0 on top.
So how do you find the new Zenfone AR? Do you need it? Does the pricing fits with the features that it comes with? Some would find this pretty much expensive for a phone but when it comes to high-end, the Zenfone AR has a lot or even more than the aspects of today’s flagship device. When one would pay for a nearly 50K handset with just the normal stuff we see on mobile devices everyday. The Zenfone AR might be just our ultimate handset for this year with features that only a few manufacturers had integrated on their devices so far.
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