The ZenFone Ares sports a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display which has a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1440×2560 pixels of resolution. The display comes with Tru2Life technology for better outdoor visibility and an improved VR experience, while an oil-repellent coating covers the glass on top. The processor powering the phone remains the same as well, with a Snapdragon 821 handling all the tasks. It comes with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage. It still runs on the age-old Android Nougat similar to the ZenFone AR.
As for the cameras, the phone comes with a 23 MP rear camera which uses ASUS’s PixelMaster 3.0 technology and a f/2.0 lens. The camera also has depth and motion tracking sensors that allow users to capture three dimensional AR effects.
To the front, the phone greets you with an 8 MP selfie shooter.
The battery underneath is a 3300 mAh affair with Quick Charge 3.0. The phone also comes with ASUS’s SonicMaster 3.0 Hi-Res Audio 384 kHz audio decoder and DTS Headphone with 7.1 channel support, for an enhanced audio experience.
For connectivity, the phone comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS/A-GPS, USB Type-C and a 3.5 mm audio jack. It comes with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner that doubles as the home button.
Pricing and Availability of ASUS ZenFone Ares
The ASUS ZenFonre Ares is available for purchase in Taiwan and has a price tag of TWD 9,999 which roughly translates to INR 22,527, which is less than half the price of the ZenFone AR that was launched with a price tag of INR 49,999, in India, last year.
The phone is now available for pre-orders from the Taiwanese retailer, PCHome and will later be available through other retailers across the country. While the availability of the ZenFone Ares in other markets is still unknown.
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