Asus ZenFone AR Project Tango, Daydream VR phone UK price

zenfone ar frontAsus unveiled their extremely powerful ZenFone AR at CES earlier this year. Now, you can get your mitts on one.

Asus says that the ZenFone AR is the very first device that’s compatible with both Google’s Project Tango augmented reality tech and Daydream VR.

There have been phones that can manage Daydream but this handset can cope with Tango too!

So, if you like your reality virtual, augmented or both, this is probably the best mobile choice for you right now.

ZenFone AR specs

The 5.7-inch phone is packing a a 2,560 x 1,440 Super AMOLED display powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor running at 2.35GHz and 6GB RAM.

zenfone ar front and backAlso onboard is an Adreno 530 GPU and 128GB of storage.

Keeping the lights on is a 5,000mAh battery.


Yes, it’s extremely potent but I find the rear camera the most interesting.

zenfone ar backYou see, the ZenFone AR’s tri-camera array allows for depth sensing to measure distances between real-world objects.

ZenFone AR cameraThere’s also motion tracking tech baked-in.

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You can also snap images at 23 megapixels and motion tracking.

Price and availability

There’s stacks of cases and screen protectors on Amazon UK, as well as a phone for £950!

I’d recommend you go direct to Asus UK’s online store where you can pre-order one with a Daydream headset and £30 Google Playstore voucher for £799.99.

Expected Availability: Aug 14th to 18th.

Zenfone AR specs at a glance

SoundAudio CODEC, Built-in Support Hi Res and DTS Headphone
Storage Capacity128GB
BluetoothBluetooth V 4.2 ( EDR + A2DP )
Bluetooth Profile:A2DP + AVRCP + HID + PAN + OPP
Screen Resolution2560 x 1440
Card ReaderMicro SD Card Support (Up to 200GB) (Nano Sim Combo Slot)
Processor Speed2.3GHz
Graphics Processing TypeAdreno 530 653MHz
Camera23MP Main Camera with OIS, F2.0, Laser Focus, 4K Video Recording, Rear Dual Flash (Real tone flashlight), 8MP Front Camera/FF, F2.0
Operating System EditionNougat
Screen Size5.7-inch
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0
Special FeaturesAccelerator
Hall sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensor
RGB sensor
Depth Sensor + IR illuminator
FishEye camera
Battery3300mAh, Support QC 3.0
Wireless LANIntegrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac ; WiFi-Direct;
ModelZenFone AR (ZS571KL)
SpeakersMono Speaker with smart amp (powered by ICEPower)
Processor TypeQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 Quad-Core (2x 2.35GHz + 2x 1.6 GHz)
Adapter18W support QC3.0
InterfaceType C connector(USB2.0/support DP)
Audio jack: Head phone
Panel5.7-inch, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 & AS coating
16:9 , Wide active matrix; Glare type
WQHD 2560×1440 Super AMOLED
Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support Glove touch)
With ASUS Tru2Life Technology
SimDual Nano SIMs