Asus ZenFone AR launching this summer

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Last month, Google said that the Asus ZenFone AR will be up for sale by summer this year. Now, Asus is hosting an event on June 14 in Taiwan. While many speculated that the ZenFone AR will be launched at the event, ASUS has dismissed those rumors. 

Asus ZenFone AR launching this summer

Asus had first introduced the ZenFone AR at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. So almost six months have passed since the unveiling of the device but it still hasn't made it to the market. However, the company said that the device will be a part of the June 14 event. To remind you, the Asus ZenFone AR is the second device from the Google Tango series.

The first one being the Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro, which was launched last year. Notably, the ZenFone AR is the first phone to provide support for both Google Tango AR and Daydream VR. In addition to this, the smartphone also packs 8GB RAM on board. Speaking of other specifications, the Asus ZenFone AR sports a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with QHD resolution.

Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor. Other than the 8GB variant, there is also a basic version with 6GB of RAM. Storage-wise, the ZenFone AR has 64GB/128GB of native storage space. Powering the device is a 3300mAh battery that offers fast charging support.

Asus ZenFone AR launching this summer

On the software front, it runs on Zen UI 3.0 which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone also features a fingerprint scanner and a USB Type-C port.

Now coming to the key highlight of the ZenFone AR, it has a rear-facing camera setup that comprises of three separate camera sensors. The 23MP camera is equipped with features like motion tracking, measure depth and room mapping. There is also a dual-LED flash accompanying the camera. Up front, the device bears an 8MP selfie shooter with dual-LED flash.

Currently, there has been no word on pricing of the Asus ZenFone AR. However, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has claimed that the device won't cost higher than Samsung Galaxy S8.

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