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ASUS ZenFone AR Officially Coming Over to the US; Tango and Daydream Supported Flagship Debuts Exclusively on Verizon

May 30, 2017 05:52 PM EDT


The long wait is finally over! ASUS officials have confirmed that the ZenFone AR, the first smartphone ever to be equipped with both Tango and Daydream, will make its debut on US soil exclusively on Verizon in late June or early July this year.

Speaking with Engadget during ASUS' pre-Computex keynote, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen revealed that the ZenFone AR will first be launched in mid-June in Taiwan. The US release of the ASUS flagship will be in partnership with Verizon no later than July of 2017.

Back in January 2017, the ASUS ZenFone AR impressed a lot of people at Google I/O 2017 with its stability. And tech pundits believe that the ASUS flagship would only get better as more apps are updated for Android Nougat. Jerry Shen declared that a number of Tango AR apps are now running stably on the ZenFone AR.

According to the Taiwan-based company, the ASUS ZenFone AR would be its first-ever smartphone to be powered by Tango. However, what makes the ASUS flagship unique is that it can also support Daydream VR in addition to Google's mobile augmented reality platform.

Android Authority reports that the ASUS ZenFone AR is smaller than the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro with a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. The ASUS flagship is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset having Hexgon 680 processor and will be available in two variants, one having 8GB of RAM and the other having 6GB of RAM. The ZenFone AR runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and has an improved vapor cooling system to prevent overheating while allowing the device to operate efficiently and improve its stability.

Followers of the ASUS ZenFone AR would be glad to know that this latest ASUS flagship device would be available in the market at a price that will definitely not be more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. "We wouldn't dare to charge more than that," Jerry Shen told Engadget.

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