Asus Zenfone AR to be launched on June 14

Asus Zenfone AR, the Tango enabled phone was last announced at CES, with Google hinting towards a summer release. Currently, a media invitation states that the Zenfone AR will be launched in Taiwan on the 14th of June.

The Asus Zenfone AR was unveiled in January at CES in Vegas, but was facing delays in launch. These delays can be blamed on the availability of Tango compatible applications, which until now, were scarce.

What makes this phone unique, is the presence of three camera sensors on its back, allowing it to support 3D mapping. The Zenfone AR supports Google Tango AR as well as Daydream VR.

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The Zenfone AR is powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset with a 5.7 inch quad HAD Super AMOLED display and a 3300mAh battery. The event on June 14 is expected to unveiled two variants, one with 8GB of RAM and one with 6GB of RAM. It will run Android Nougat out of the box. See the full specs here.

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The Zenfone AR comes as the 2nd device to support Google Tango after the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. With the Advent of AR/VR, we’ll probably see many more phones supporting these technologies. Although it does raise a question about how useful these technologies really are in day to day life. Would you like to have these technologies on your smartphone? Tell us in the comments below!

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