Asus announced the Zenfone AR smartphone at CES 2017, and the device is the first ever smartphone to come with support for Google’s Project Tango AR as well as Daydream VR. While so far, the smartphone was expected to be available globally sometime in June, and a late 2017 launch expected for India, looks like the device might come to the country earlier than expected. The phone is most likely to arrive in the coming weeks. Also Read - Asus ROG Zephyrus, TUF series laptops refreshed for 2021: Price, specifications and more
We re ready to change the way you see smartphones. The world s first 8GB RAM phone is all set to land in India. #StayTuned pic.twitter.com/fvhMNv0hU4 Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and moreAlso Read - Asus Snapdragon edition gaming phone leaks, could this be another Poco F1 designed for 2021?
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Asus has shared teasers of the upcoming phone on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels. The teaser post mentions, “We re ready to change the way you see smartphones. The world s first 8GB RAM phone is all set to land in India. #StayTuned”. As there are presently no other smartphones in the Asus lineup with a 8GB RAM, the device is most likely to be the Asus Zenfone AR. Also, the short video hints at the AR/VR enabled smartphone. The phone is already up for sale in Taiwan but is not yet available in other markets. If Asus is indeed launching Zenfone AR, then India will be the second market where the phone will be available.
Asus Zenfone AR specifications, features
Asus Zenfone AR focuses on high-end hardware as well as software. The phone is clearly a part of the premium category and will be priced accordingly. In terms of specifications, Asus Zenfone AR runs on Android Nougat 7.0 out-of-the-box. The phone comes with a 5.7-inch WHD display. Under the hood runs a Snapdragon 821 chipset. The phone, internationally, is available in multiple internal storage variants — 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, and comes with an additional capability to expand storage up to 2TB. The RAM options are either 6GB or 8GB. ALSO READ: Asus launches ‘PowerMaster’ battery extending app for Zenfone 3 Max smartphones
However, looking at the Asus teaser, the phone is most likely to come in only a limited internal storage variants in India. Also, Asus might launch just the one 8GB RAM version. The phone comes with dual-SIM support and a fingerprint sensor. As the phone is a Tango-enabled device, it comes with multiple cameras on the back. The main rear camera comes with a 23-megapixel resolution and f/2.0 aperture while the second set of rear cameras come with motion tracking and depth sensing features. The phone uses Sony lenses and camera hardware. The phone also comes with an 8-megapixel front camera.
Asus Zenfone AR is powered by a 3,300mAh battery. The phone will come with vapor cooling technology to prevent over-heating. Connectivity options include NFC, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth and USB Type-C support.