Asus ZenFone Ares launched with Snapdragon 821 and 8GB of RAM

15 June 2018
Asus ZenFone AR launches as ZenFone Ares in Taiwan with nearly identical specs. Again with focus on AR and VR capabilities.

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  • vrfan

Pratik, 22 Jun 2018When is it coming in India? I'm damn waiting for it..will never come to india

  • Pratik

When is it coming in India? I'm damn waiting for it..

  • Kangal

AnonD-708837, 18 Jun 2018The SD660 would have made more sense than the SD821. But t... moreThe Snapdragon hierarchy goes:
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QSD 845
QSD 835
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QSD 710
QSD 821
QSD 820 Underclocked (see Mi 5)
QSD 660
QSD 636
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QSD 630
QSD 625
QSD 617
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I refrained from including the older QSD 805 and QSD 653 SoC's, they're either too thirsty or don't support 64-bit Apps which is a concern.

AnonD-708837, 18 Jun 2018The SD660 would have made more sense than the SD821. But t... moreSd821 is they more powerful than 660

When you re-release phone from 2016

  • AnonD-708837

The SD660 would have made more sense than the SD821. But this is Asus we're talking about.. SD821 is an EOL product.

  • Anonymous

KentS, 17 Jun 2018Hm, SD821 uses a Linux kernel with end of life in jan 2017,... moreThis is for gaming not for works

  • :)

Seriously.. Ares?

  • KentS

Hm, SD821 uses a Linux kernel with end of life in jan 2017, so security will be a problem after Google stops patching the dead Linux kenel in october 2019, when Pixel (2016) support ends.

  • Jerry101923

I think this phone is quite good for this price... Higher mid-range price for higher level phones.

  • androidbrick

This is ZenFone AR himself, just rebranded.

gohelvishalp, 15 Jun 2018Just imagine.. Replace 821 with 710 or 845 and IP certification Errm why?

821 is better for everything benchmarks aside.

AnonD-83364, 16 Jun 2018If you actually looked at ARCore, then you would actually k... moreARCore is only recently introduced in Oreo by Google after shutting down project tango. I dont hear any news its available in Nougat unless using root access. Though I do heard the testing was done on Pixel, Samsung, Huawei, LG and Asus running Nougat 7.0 which probably include this Zenfone AR. AR based apps and AR stickers is only available for android 8.1 above from what I know as Google revealed it on Pixel phones. Thanks for info anyway.

moerutoukon, 16 Jun 2018Inventory disposal.Could be, still good phone for the price :)
Wish it were global :'(

  • AnonD-83364

Luxor, 16 Jun 2018SD821 & 8gb ram, say no more. Bezel or no bezel with th... moreIf you actually looked at ARCore, then you would actually know that you only need Android 7 (Nougat) and above to develop ARCore apps.

Shanti Dope, 16 Jun 2018If we talk about the bezels, it pretty much is. But this ph... moreSD821 & 8gb ram, say no more. Bezel or no bezel with that specs and price it is a steal. Hardware wise I think it is a really good phone. Software wise Nougat is still a good android despite not exactly made for AR like Oreo native feature. If only Asus update it they could actually market this as 2018 phone.

Inventory disposal.

AnonD-241270, 16 Jun 2018So, can you grab me a phone launched in 2018 with SD845/835... moreWe get the op5 8gb edition here for 350$. So gl.

Shui8, 16 Jun 2018Snapdragon 821, 8gb ram, 128gb memory. The $333 pricing is ... moreOp5 here. Or, 350$.

  • Chrsjns

If you are using last year's flagship's chipset your phone is super midrange, but if you are using previous generations faulty chipset, nobody would buy the phone!!!!