Asus launched its new smartphone Zenfone Ares in Taiwan silently. It is yet to officially announce the phone, but the model number ZS572KL has become public already.
Asus Zenfone Ares is packed with AR and VR specs. It sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display supporting 2560 x 1440 pixels (2KWQHD) with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The screen bears a fingerprint reader, and Tru2life technology for outdoor visibility enhancement, and oil repellent antifouling coating.
In terms of camera, the handset features a rear setup with 23 MP high-resolution lens that’s equipped with PixelMaster 3.0, bearing f2.0 aperture. There are capabilities of motion and depth tracking in order to offer 3D information via AR and VR specs. Selfies and video calls are possible by using the front snapper of the 8MP lens.
The device gets fueled by Snapdragon 821 with Adreno 530 GPU. The only storage variant offers 8GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.0 as internal memory. A microSD card will take it to 2 TB. It runs the Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 3.0 and packs a non-remove battery with a capacity of 3,300mAh. It also brings Quick charge 3.0 for fast charging.
The Ares has a host of advanced audio technology: SonicMaster 3.0, DTS Headphone:X 7.1, Hi-Res Audio 384kHz, speaker horn five magnets, and more. Among other highlights, the fingerprint sensor supports fingerprint payments. Last but not least, the phone has Google ARCore compatibility and functionality, and thusly has appeared in the ARCore developer page.
Asus Zenfone Ares will be sold via local eRetailers like PChorme that lists its price as TWD 9,990 or around Rs. 22,600. Sales start from June 16. So far, a global launch of the phone hasn’t been in the air.