Asus ZenFone AR confirmed to arrive this summer

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

ASUS officially announced the ZenFone AR earlier this year, revealing a device that supports both Google's Daydream VR and Tango AR platforms. But the ZenFone AR is certainly going to be the nerdiest device you'll find at Verizon stores, so it'll be interesting to see how Verizon markets Tango and Daydream to the everyday smartphone shopper.

It uses computer vision to enable mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to detect their position relative to the world around them without using Global Positioning System or other external signals.

The ZenFone AR was introduced in January at CES 2017. 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. The ZenFone AR is an important step forward for the brand since it bundles both in one neat package. That includes Project Tango for AR and the Daydream VR platform. The device is also the first to sport a whopping 8GB of RAM and the company has also promised that the device will come in different variants including a 6GB of RAM and storage option ranging from 32GB to up to 256GB. Considering its flagship-esque specs and the fact it has some pretty high-tech AR cameras and sensors onboard, we'd imagine this phone won't come cheap. The camera on the back is a 23-megapixel shooter, and it's running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

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