Asus has outed a new smartphone, Zenfone Ares silently in Taiwan with similar features to Zenfone AR, which was launched last year. Just like the previous version, the new one also offers specific features related to augmented reality and virtual reality. The major highlight of the phone happens to be packing of Quad HD display, Snapdragon 821 CPU and 8GB RAM. It was listed on Taiwanese retailer website PCHome and pre-orders are taken for the handset through the same retailer.
The Asus Zenfone Ares sports a 5.7-inches Quad HD Super AMOLED display with traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, Tru2life technology (for enabling VR experience), oil-repellent coating and 2560 x 1440 pixels screen resolution. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat based ZENUI on the top. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad core processor clocked at 2.35GHz speed. The processor is paired with huge bunch of 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard UFS 2.0 storage, which can be increased up to 2 TB with memory cards.
In terms of optics, Asus Zenfone Ares features a 23 megapixel rear camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture and Asus’ high-res PixelMaster 3.0 technology. The rear shooter can capture motion tracking and depth sensing to enable AR effects. On the front side, it has a 8 mega-pixel selfie camera with same f/2.0 aperture. The handset includes SonicMaster 3.0 Hi-Res Audio 384 kHz audio decoder and supports DTS Headphone with 7.1 channel support.
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Asus Zenfone Ares got fingerprint scanner attached to the home button on front panel and it has a 3300mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity features includes 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack, A-GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. No details are out regarding dimensions and weight of the phone.
The handset is priced at TWD 9,990 which roughly translates into INR 22,999. Although it features similar configurations to Asus Zenfone AR but it is priced relatively cheaper than AR which was launched in India last year at a hefty price of Rs.49,999.