The Asus ZenFone AR is arguably Asus’ best smartphone to date, and we’ve gotten confirmation from a representative of the company that the device will make its way into Malaysia. The ZenFone AR will be joining the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro as the only two smartphones that offer Google’s Tango technology.
We first took notice of the ZenFone AR’s local availability when it appeared in SIRIM’s database; it was registered with the certification body under ECS Astar and Dynamics Distribution.
Aside from the fact that it’s a Tango smartphone, the ZenFone AR also comes with a whopping 8GB RAM; that’s more RAM than many modern laptops today. It also features a 5.7-inch 1440p Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, three choices of fast UFS 2.0 storage (64GB, 128GB or 256GB), a microSD card slot, and a 3,300mAh battery.
In the camera department, the ZenFone AR is equipped with a 23MP f/2.0 rear camera with optical image stabilisation, Asus’ TriTech autofocus system, as well as 4K video recording at 30fps. Naturally, as a Tango smartphone, the ZenFone AR also comes with depth sensing and motion tracking cameras at the back. It comes with an 8MP f/2.0 front-facing shooter too.
According to an Asus representative, the Asus ZenFone AR is planned to be released in Malaysia sometime in June 2017. Hopefully, the device will be priced competitively once it’s launched here.