ZenFone AR Finally Coming, First Smartphone with VR and AR Support On Board

Zenfone AR

Asus has announced that the Zenfone AR is to be made available on Verizon’s website for pre-order starting August 2. The announcement wasn’t accompanied by the typical hype for a flagship launch.

Asus had originally unveiled two phones back in May – the Zenfone 3 Zoom and the Zenfone AR. Of the two phones, Zenfone 3 Zoom was unveiled in May but Zenfone AR did not hit the shelves, and the company remained silent at the time.

AsusTek Computer is a multinational computer, phone hardware, and electronics company headquartered in Taiwan.

Asus Zenfone AR is the second smartphone to be Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready, after the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Zenfone AR is said to be the world’s first smartphone to come with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR) in one device.

The device will feature a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor, and sport three camera sensors and a 5000 mAh battery.

Earlier, it was rumored that the unlocked version would come in two variants – one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage, and another one with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. But we now know that there’s no variant – just the one device.

The smartphone will be priced at $648 for outright purchase, and another option is to get the device at $27 on a monthly payable contract. Buyers need to qualify, of course. According to a Verge report, ZenFone AR unlocked will be $599 in the U.S. Sources are still to confirm.

ZenFone AR was originally announced as a Verizon exclusive, but the carrier has confirmed that it will be available at retail outlets as well.

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