ASUS officially launches Zenfone AR in the Philippines

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There has been a huge buzz about augmented and virtualy lately. In fact during the recent Google I/O, one of the focus products of the company is the future of mixed reality and their plans to bring it to more people.

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Today, June 24, ASUS Philippines finally launched the ASUS Zenfone AR, the first smartphone which supports both Daydream and Tango; and the first smartphone to have 8GB RAM. While the latter version won’t come to PH – as they are initially bringing in 6gb variant – the device gained a lot of interest in tue mixed reality enthusiast scene and consumera who dearly love to own a powerful smartphone.

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How powerful, you asked. Check out the specs below, and our review on this link.

Asus Zenfone AR Specs:

  • 2.35GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core Processor
  • 6GB/8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB)
  • 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED Display (2560 x 1440 pixels), Gorilla Glass 4 Protection
  • 23MP Rear Camera, f/2.0, 6P Largan Lens, OIS, TriTech AF System
  • 8MP Front Camera, f/2.0, 85˚ wide-viewing angle
  • TriCam System for Tango (Motion Tracking, Depth Sensing)
  • ASUS ZenUI 3.0 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 3,300mAh battery, Power Delivery 2.0, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dual SIM, 4G/LTE
  • NFC
  • 5-magnet speaker, DTS Headphone:X
  • USB Type-C
  • Sensors: Accelerator, E-Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Hall, Ambient light, RGB, IR, Fingerprint, Barometer

The smartphone will be available this July 2017 for PhP44,495. It will be bundled with a free ZenPower Ultra.

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ASUS launched the new Zenfone during the final day and judging of the first AR/VR Hackathon of ASUS in the country.

Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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