For the ZenFone AR to gives users a great AR and VR experiences, Asus also needed to deliver a great audio experience. You might not think about it at first, but spatial audio is essential to provide users with more authentic VR and AR experiences, especially in VR where your entire field of view is consumed by the virtual world. Both the visual and hearing senses need to be stimulated in a very convincing and believable way.
The ZenFone AR features the SonicMaster 3.0 technology, an innovative audio technology that supposes to make the AR and VR experienced much more immersive. This includes a 5-magnet speaker, a powerful NXP Smart AMP that helps to produce 140% louder sound while still maintaining 42% less distortion. It also supports audio output at 24-bit/192kHz and comes with DTS Headphone:X technology that works to simulate audio sounds and make it sounds like it's coming from various direction and produces a virtual 7.1-channel surround sound effect. This is the same technology used in the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra, that results in true High-Res audio quality
So with the new Asus ZenFone AR, you get a sound that is louder, with enhanced bass and minimum distortions and producing a surround sound the enhances the overall experience when consuming AR and VR content.
Of course, it's not just AR and VR that enjoy this technology, any sound coming out from the phone will sound richer, louder and clearer.