The Taiwan based tech giant, ASUS launched the Zenfone AR, back in the CES 2017 trade show. To be correct, it was the world’s first ever smartphone to feature a whopping 8GB of RAM, but received a faintly response for that. It’s not only the first one to carry an 8GB RAM, but also the first one to be compatible with the Tango and Daydream.
Now seizing some attention, the phone is made available for purchase in Taiwan, for a massive cost. Accordingly, the Zenfone AR, powered by Snapdragon 821 chipset, is put up with a price tag of 5,600 Yuan (approximately $825).
While, comparing it with the prices of the other 8GB RAM devices, such as Nubia Z17 that costs 3999 Yuan ($587 approx) or the upcoming OnePlus 5 that costs $479 (expected price), the AR seems to be heavily priced. One more thing to mind is that the Z17 and OnePlus 5 features the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC, proving to be competent over the Zenfone AR, still bears lesser prices.
Let’s have a look on the specs. The device will sport a 5.7-inch 2K display; 6GB/8GB RAM; internal storage variations of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB; 3,300 mAh battery; dual SIM/dual standby, support; fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C port; and 23MP high-resolution rear camera, and 8MP selfie shooter with dual-LED flash. Further, it runs on the Zen UI3, based on Android 7.0 Nougat.