Asus ZenFone AR launch is set to take place in India later today. Asus Zenfone AR is the latest flagship from the Taiwanese company, boasting of both Google's Project Tango augmented reality support, and Google Daydream mobile virtual reality platform.
The smartphone will be unveiled at the company's scheduled press conference in Delhi at 2 pm (IST). On YouTube, the event will be broadcast live on Asus' official channel. Asus Zenfone AR will be a Flipkart exclusive smartphone. The e-commerce site already has a banner up, announcing the upcoming launch of this smartphone.
First revealed at CES, the ZenFone AR is the second phone with Google Tango after Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, which is now available for Rs 24,990. The Phab 2 Pro is the world's first phone to support Google Tango, but it doesn't support Google Daydream.
Similar to the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the Zenfone AR takes advantage of Google's Project Tango for delivering seamless augmented reality experience. The possibilities are endless with Google Tango platform. It can be used for gaming, educational and shopping.
Asus ZenFone AR is VR ready, and works perfectly with Google Daydream VR headset. Google Daydream View VR costs Rs 6,499 in India. The device runs on a Snapdragon 821 processor, 8GB RAM, a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display and 128 of storage, along with a 3300mAh battery. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
Asus ZenFone AR uses a TriCam system which comprises of three cameras: a 23-megapixel main camera, a motion-tracking camera and a depth-sensing camera. It has an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The phone also comes with a five-magnet speaker and high-resolution audio for a more immersive experience.
Asus is expected to share more details about price and availability of the ZenFone AR at the launch event today.