Asus Zenfone AR was first revealed at CES in January along with the Asus Zenfone Zoom 3, after which it popped up at Google I/O where it was confirmed to launch in the next few months. After the announcement Asus CEO, Jerry Shen in an interview with Engadget revealed that the ZenFone AR will be launched in Taiwan in mid-June.
Currently, Asus has sent out media invites for June 14, which though in Taiwanese has Zenfone AR written on it in English. It was also indicated in a report that the smartphone could launch in India within two months from now.
GSM Arena also has reported that Asus will likely launch two variants of the Zenfone AR at the event, One variant will have the previously showcased 8GB of RAM and the other one will have 6GB of RAM. The Zenfone AR is also the second smartphone to be Project Tango-enabled after the Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro.
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The ZenFone AR sports a 5.7-inch WQHD (1440×2560 resolution) AMOLED display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor. The phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and will come in 6GB and 8GB RAM variants along with 128GB of storage. The metal unibody Asus ZenFone AR feature a 23-mepagixel rear camera along with optical hardware required to run Tango applications. Asus claims that the device will boast three Tango capabilities- motion tracking depth sensing and area learning. The Tango technology will enable the handset to “detect how far it is away from a floor, wall, or an object and understand where it is moving in three-dimensional space”. This also comes with an external five magnet speaker that will support Hi-Res audio and DTS virtual surround sound.