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ASUS ZenFone AR with 8GB RAM comes to Singapore

By Liu Hongzuo - on 30 Jul 2017, 9:29am

ASUS ZenFone AR with 8GB RAM comes to Singapore

The ASUS ZenFone AR with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is coming to Singapore on 5th August 2017, at a recommended retail price of S$1,198. It will be available at ASUS Concept Stores, M1 shops, and online retailer Hachi.Tech.

In a nutshell, the ASUS ZenFone AR is the world’s first phone to have both Google’s AR software, Google Tango, and Google’s VR support, Google Daydream. The ZenFone AR powers all this with a generous 8GB RAM, along with 128GB of internal storage. Its chipset is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, a SoC from the yesteryear. More of these details have been discussed in our hands-on coverage from January 2017.

BMW demonstrates the AR-based Visualizer app.

While the parked BMW pictured above is not included with the phone, ZenFone AR users can look forward to the official BMW i Augmented Reality Visualiser app. It’s the poor man’s version of interacting the BMW i3 or the i8, should you lack the chance to see a real one at a car meet. You can recolor the vehicles’ interior and body, while you explore its innards and its undercarriage. The app is specially designed to be as life-like as accurate as possible – down to each individual button on the dashboard.

The app, like all other Tango-related ones, is powered by Google Tango software, along with the supporting hardware that ASUS dubs as the TriCam system – a 23-megapixel rear camera that’s assisted by an infrared depth sensor and a motion-tracking camera.

This is also the second phone on the commercial market to push out Google Tango. The first is none other than the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, which we’ve reviewed here.

ZenFone AR users can also make good use of its 5.7-inch WQHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution) Super AMOLED display for VR games. The phone supports Google Daydream, and it requires the Daydream View headset and controller duo (sold separately and via third-party retailers in Singapore).

The 6GB RAM variant of the ASUS ZenFone AR will not be making its way to our shores yet, according to an ASUS Singapore spokesperson.

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