Asus launched a new smartphone in the ZenFone series, the Asus Zenfone Ares in the Taiwan market. The new smartphone comes with few features such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The handset also features enhancement in Audio Parts also where it comes with SonicMaster 3.0 Hi-Res Audio 384 kHz audio decoder and supports DTS Headphone with 7.1 channel support. The handset will be available in the Taiwanese market at a price of TWD 9,990/- which is approximately Rs. 22,700/-. The availability of the handset in the Indian market is not yet confirmed.
Coming to the specification, the handset comes with dual-SIM in which it accepts Nano SIM on both the Slot and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with company’s own ZenUI on the top. It features a 5.7 inch QHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels and with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The mobile comes with a Tru2life technology on the display panel to enable VR experiences and comes with an oil-repellent coating.
The new mobile is powered by a 2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 8GB of RAM. In case of memory, the handset has a a big internal memory option, in which it comes with 128GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.
In the case of camera option, the smartphone features a 23-megapixel camera sensor on the back with Asus’ high-res PixelMaster 3.0 technology and an f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera is also capable of capturing motion tracking and depth sensing to enable AR effects out of the box. Coming to the front option, the handset has an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.
In the case of connectivity option, the smartphone has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also a fingerprint sensor embedded under the home button. The Asus Zenfone Ares is packed with a 3300mAh battery that supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.
- Display: 5.7 inch QHD Super AMOLED
- Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
- Rear Camera: 23-megapixel
- Front Camera: 8-megapixel
- Processor: 2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 128GB, expandable up to 2TB
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Battery Capacity: 3300mAh