That model has been listed by the FCC since last May:
Wasn’t until recently that actual pictures of the unit surfaced though. Trust me, I’ve kept a close eye on it since the entry was made in high anticipation for this model to hit the market. Now we just need a launch date and I will be satisfied.
Why are you in a hurry for another Quantenna experiment? Personally after the RT-AC87U disaster, I ain't touching anything from Quantenna anytime soon. Quantenna didn't just fail with the hardware and software that they delivered at launch, they also failed at stabilizing the platform, to the point that almost every manufacturer out there that released a router based on that chipset dumped it after only a few months, typically replacing it with a V2 model without the Quantenna chip. AFAIK, Asus is the only one that kept trying to get Quantenna to fix things, and so far with only limited success.
Why are you in a hurry for another Quantenna experiment?
Tri-band means three radios. This has two.Maybe someone can answer this question. Obviously, for 160MHz capable clients, this router will be dual band. What about traditional 80MHz wide clients? Would this behave as a triband router and assign clients to the lower and upper portions of the 5GHz band based on traditional triband Smart Connect settings?