Five months after the Asus Zenfone AR was announced, the much-awaited smartphone will finally be launched. Asus revealed that the Google Tango-enabled Zenfone AR will officially be introduced on June 14.
Media invitations have been given out announcing the June 14 launch of the Asus Zenfone AR. The event will be held in Taiwan.
Back in January, the Consumer Electronic Show or CES 2017 bore witness to dozens of impressive devices ranging from laptops, desktops, smartphones, and what-have-yous. One smartphone that caught the fancy of many was the Asus Zenfone AR specifically because it is the first smartphone to have support for both virtual reality and augmented reality. The distinction of being the first smartphone to come with AR support belongs to the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Zenfone AR took things one vital step further by incorporating both AR and VR into one smartphone. The new Zenfone is compatible with the Google Daydream View VR headset. Because of this innovation, the Asus Zenfone AR was chosen as one of the best devices at the annual tech show.
The Asus Zenfone AR will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. It will also come with 6GB or 8GB of RAM as well as 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. It will sport a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 QHD pixel resolution. The Asus smartphone will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Perhaps the most radical feature of the Asus Zenfone AR is the trio of cameras at the back. The said cameras are capable of taking 3D shots that will make the smartphone AR and VR ready. According to GSMArena, the Zenfone AR will also pack a powerful 3300mAh battery.
Jerry Shen, CEO of Asus, sad that more than a thousand Tango apps will be offered next year, a huge increase from the 100 apps currently available. Phone Arena reported that the Asus Zenfone AR will be available in the United States in July according to Shen. Until then, watch out for the June 14 launch.