This is a initial Android smartphone in a universe with 8GB of RAM

Do we unequivocally need phones that have as most RAM as a computers? Apparently, we do, according to Android device makers. Asus is a initial association in a universe to announce a phone that’ll container 8GB of RAM out of a box. As we saw final year, a phone sporting 6GB of RAM wasn’t indispensably faster than an iPhone that usually had 2GB of RAM onboard. However, this year, a additional RAM competence be indispensable to hoop some really specific facilities that 2017 Android phones are ostensible to support: Project Tango protracted existence cameras and Daydream practical existence features.

Unveiled during CES 2017 a Asus ZenFone AR packs a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED arrangement (2,560 x 1,440 resolution), Gorilla Glass 4, Snapdragon 821 CPU, 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 32/64/128/256 GB of UFS 2.0 storage, microSD support, dual-SIM support, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C support, 3,300 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

The phone has some 4 cameras on board, 3 on a back, partial of a TriCam complement compulsory to capacitate Project Tango facilities — a 23-megapixel categorical back camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 4-axis visual picture stabilization, a motion-tracking camera, and depth-sensing sensor. Meanwhile, on a front, there’s an 8-megapixel front-facing wide-angle selfie camera.

If there’s one unsatisfactory thing about this new Android savage is that Asus didn’t supply it with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, that will be a flagship chip of a year.

The phone will still be a initial Android device to support Project Tango AR and Daydream VR when it launches. Actual prices and recover dates have not been common yet, though a phone should be launched during some indicate this spring.

A video display Asus’ CES 2017 display of a ZenFone Ar follows below.

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