The leakage of information about smartphones and products that have not yet reached the market has become common today, with people looking for reliable sources so that they can anticipate a company’s plans. But sometimes a small slip can make a big mark reveal details about smartphones not yet shown. And this was the case with Google.
In a list of devices that support the ARCore, a Google software kit for developing augmented reality solutions, Google detailed a series of smartphones that were not introduced and that not even the press was aware of, including even a foldable cell phone from Asus.
Registered in the ARCore database as ZenFone 8 Flip, the device nomenclature shows that this will be a device in the new Asus smartphone family, the ZenFone 8 line that has already had some details revealed, but the vast majority of information remains a mystery.
By the name it is very safe to say that this will be a folding in flip format, which keeps the bar shape of traditional smartphones, but with a hinge in the middle that divides the body into two parts and allows it to close in a more compact size, different from the Galaxy Z Fold 2 e Huawei Mate X2 that transform a traditional smartphone into a compact tablet.
The list revealed by ARCore also includes several other unannounced smartphones, such as the Lenovo K13 Note, which would be a renamed Moto G10, the future LG Stylo 7, The mighty Motorola Moto G100, in addition to Oppo Reno 5, Realme 8 smartphones, future TCL and ZTE mobile phones and Samsung models such as the Galaxy A52, A72 e A82.
Among the smartphones already announced we have the ROG Phone 5, Asus gamer smartphone presented a few days ago, Moto G10 and G30, Galaxy A32, F62 and M62, in addition to new Redmi K40 Pro e K40 Pro Plus.
It is expected that more details about smartphones that have not yet been presented will start to emerge in the coming weeks, or even in the coming days, including information on the Asus folding and what characteristics the company would be adopting in the model to differentiate itself from the competition.