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Asus Zenfone AR billed for June 14 release

The Asus Zenfone AR is set for a June 14 launch. 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, and a 5.7" QHD display.

Way back in January, Asus announced the Asus Zenfone AR, a device that was to be the first Android device with 8GB of RAM under the hood. It's June now, though, and we still haven't seen the Zenfone AR, but new information points, thankfully, towards a June 14 release. Of course, other Android devices have been released with 8GB of RAM since—the Nubia Z17 springs to mind.

Asus' new flagship disappoints in the power department, as it ships with the Snapdragon 821, Qualcomm's flagship SoC from last year, instead of a Snapdragon 835. The Taiwanese manufacturers dropped the ball with that one, as the choice means the Zenfone AR cannot really compete with the more recent flagships. In terms of raw performance, at least.

Processor aside, though, the Zenfone AR offers some pretty decent specifications, with a 5.7" QHD display, with support for Tango, Google's AR system, and Daydream. It also sports a whopping 256GB of internal storage, a 23MP Sony IMX318 sensor, 8MP selfie shooter, and a 3300mAh battery. 

Prices are unconfirmed at the moment.


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Ricci Rox, 2017-06- 7 (Update: 2017-06- 7)