ASUS ZenFone AR with 8GB RAM and Support for Tango and Daydream to Debut in the U.S. this Summer


The CES 2017 was not as captivating as the MWC 2017 with respect to smartphones, but there was still something to smile about and this was the ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone.

In case you haven’t heard about this one, the ZenFone AR is the world’s first smartphone that comes with support for Daydream (VR) and Tango (AR), all of which are Google’s programs. ASUS is a Taiwanese company that has been struggling to make a statement in the U.S. flagship smartphone market – a market that is owned by Apple and Samsung (although recent stats show LG had a good 2016).

Last year’s ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe was an impressive phone, especially when looking at the price vs specs combination. Still, this was not enough to convince Americans that ASUS is just the go-to brand. But this year, the tech giant has jumped to an audacious move in trying to make a statement in the smartphone market with the ZenFone AR.

Besides being the first phone to support both AR and VR, the ZenFone AR also boasts being the first to come in with a massive RAM of 8GB. This is crazy for a smartphone, but given what ASUS wants the phone to do, the company wants you to have the smoothest experiences ever. Apparently, you can start enjoying this phone in the U.S. this summer, Google has just confirmed. Although we now know that ASUS ZenFone AR will be coming stateside this summer, we still don’t have a specific date, but these details should be out sooner or later.

Asus ZenFone AR Project Tango

In January, a report surfaced claiming that the ZenFone AR will be available for purchase this May. This was later followed by an appearance of the phone at the FCC, adding more weight to this May release date. However, we now have a clearer picture of this whole thing, which all but rules out May as a possible release date.

Now, for a quick look at the specs: ASUS ZenFone AR, besides carrying a mind-blowing 8GB RAM, there’s also a low-end 6GB RAM variant. Both variants have the same Snapdragon 821 SoC under the hood and for the AR and VR-enabled cameras, you get a massive 23MP Sony IMX318 sensor that supports 4K video recording, has a dual-tone LED flash and lots of other technologies that are aimed at making your AR and VR experience with the phone the best. For the front, you get an 8MP shooter for selfies.

To stay alive, the ZenFone AR uses a 3300mAh battery unit and this is supported by Quick Charge 3.0 technology for fast charging. For the display, this phone has a 5.7-inch QHD panel. You can hit the source link below for more details of this phone from its official creator.