An alleged photo of Asus Zenfone AR protective cases have been leaked online and rumors are abuzz that the smartphone may be arriving stateside soon. The handset was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2018. The smartphone garnered major attention when Asus announced that it will support Google’s Project Tango, an AR initiative by the Mountain View based company. The ZenFone AR was launched with 8 GB of RAM and is the first handset in the world to pack such massive RAM capacity under the hood.

ZenFone AR cases leaked on Instagram

On July 26, an Instagram user by the name theandroidreport posted a leaked image of the device's flip cover.

The image shows the alleged cases from the front and the back in the color black. The image is accompanied by a caption where the leakster states that the U.S. release of the high-end smartphone seems imminent. The ZenFone AR is, however, not the only smartphone to come with Project Tango support. The first smartphone to come with this feature was the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The Lenovo smartphone was launched in November 2016. Although the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was the first handset to come with Project Tango support, the ZenFone AR tops it in all aspects except the battery and screen size.

Specs and features

The Zenfone AR packs in some very high-end specs in terms of RAM capacity and camera. As mentioned earlier the smartphone comes with a whopping 8 GB of RAM, the first in the smartphone market.

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Apart from that, the handset comes with not one or two, but three camera lenses. While many OEMS consider dual camera setup to be a premium feature, Asus has gone one step further and has included three 23-megapixel rear mounted primary camera lenses. While two cameras are designed for excellent picture capturing quality, one camera has been incorporated to track and detect the motion and depth of the handset’s surroundings. The AR capabilities of the smartphone enable the device to create 3D indoor maps and much more.

The ZenFone AR boasts a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. The handset is fuelled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS. For graphical abilities, the handset comes with an Adreno 530 GPU under the hood. With 8 GB of RAM, the smartphone carries a native storage of 256 GB. However, if the user wishes they can expand the memory with the help of a microSD card. The lights are kept on by a 3,300 mAh battery.