ASUS Zenfone AR to be officially launched this summer

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ASUS, however, didn't share anything further about the ZenFone AR today.

Yesterday, we learned that the Asus ZenFone AR would be released sometime this summer - quite many months after the phone's official announcement. In fact, as of now, only one Google Tango ready phone exists - the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro which is nearly a year old - having been released back in August 2016.

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Tango is an augmented reality (AR) platform that uses qualified devices to detect their users' positions relative to places and objects around them without using Global Positioning System or other external signals. According to the Phandroid report, while there is very little that we currently now about the Zenfone AR - there is good chance that it will come powered a powerful Snapdragon 82X chip - unlike the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro that came with a less-spectacular Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC. As the first phone that can handle both Daydream and Tango, there's a lot of testing to be done to see how well all of this comes together. The ZenFone AR's expansive 5.7-inch screen immerses the viewer in whatever VR world is being presented, while the WQHD (1440 x 2560) resolution presents images with extreme clarity and deep black hues enabled by the high-contrast super AMOLED technology which enhances the 3D effect of the screen. That includes Project Tango for AR and the Daydream VR platform. It's packing a Snapdragon 821 processor, 6GB of RAM, a microSD slot, 23-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras, and a 3300mAh battery. The company's U.S. listing for the smartphone presents both as an option, so perhaps it'll sell unlocked variants of the phone which boast of 8GB of RAM.

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