Asus unveils ZenFone Smartphones, with 4, 5 and 6-inch screen, starting from $99

Asus has unveiled a new range of smartphone line-up at CES today. The whole new smartphone series dubbed as Asus ZenFone is designed for low-to-mid range markets. The company introduced three new smartphones under the ZenFone range, including ZenFone 4, 5, 6, with digits in each name denotes its screen size.

Asus used Intel’s processing power in each of the devices. All the three smartphones are powered by Intel Atom processors, with various configurations in each of them. Along with a new brand, Asus introduced a new UI, dubbed as Zen UI, with simplified and easy to access icons and names. The UI also features Google’s KnokOff named WhatsNext.

“ZenUI has been meticulously designed to help users make the most of the fantastic functionality that’s packed into every ZenFone. ZenUI delivers a holistic user experience with better functionality and great simplicity-meaning ZenFone knows what users need, helps to express their thoughts and feelings and keeps them connected wherever they go,” Asus noted in their press release.

Now let’s check out each one of them in detail, starting with the smaller one Asus ZenFone 4

Asus ZenFone 4
Zenfone 4

Being the smaller one in the series, the phone features a smaller display in the trio. ZenFone 4 coming with a a 4-inch WVGA display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution. Under the hood the phone sports a dual-core 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor that comes with Quad-Thread Hyper Threading technology. The on-board memory is 1GB, but there is no word on the internal storage of the device. The phone support microSD card up to 64GB, and features a 5-megapixel rear camera and 0.3 MP front facing camera. It also features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a DC-HSPA+ network support. The battery capacity is 1170 mAh. The phone weighs around 115g and sports 124.4 x 61.4 x 11.2mm. The phone available in five color variant including Charcoal Black, Pearl White, Cherry Red, Sky Blue and Solar Yellow. Asus is offering the device for just $99 to catch up with the competitive low cost Android phone market.

Asus ZenFone 4 specifications

  • 4-inch WVGA display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution
  • Dual-core 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor
  • 1GB of RAM, microSD card up to 64GB
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bea n(Will update to Android 4.4 Kitkat)
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 0.3 MP front facing camera
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 1170 mAh battery
  • 124.4 x 61.4 x 11.2-6.3mm
  • 115g

Asus ZenFone 5
Zenfone 5

Asus ZenFone 5 is a 5-inch 720p display with slightly better processing power under the toe. The phone features dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor based on the same Quad-Threaded Hyper-Threading technology. The ZenFone 5 is also coming with the same 1GB RAM as in ZenFone 4. The rear camera is jumped from 5MP to 8MP in the ZenFone 5, and there is also a bump for front snapper, it is a 2 MP one. The battery is beefed from 1170 mAh to 2050 mAh. The rest of the features seems to be the same,  with an increased dimension, compared to the ZenFone 4. Asus offering the device in four color versions, Pearl White, Charcol Black, Cherry Red and Champagne Gold. The phone is available for $149.99

Asus ZenFone 5 specifications

  • 5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM, microSD card support up to 64 GB
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (will update to Android 4.4 Kitkat)
  • 8-MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 148.2 x 72.8 x 10.3-5.5mm
  • 140g
  • 2050 mAh battery

Asus ZenFone 6
Zenfone 6

The final one in the list, Asus ZenFone 6 with a bigger display, seems to be a gradual improved version of  ZenFoe 5, without any breakthrough change in features. The phablet sports a 6.0″ screen with same 720pHD screen. The phone is powered by the similar Intel Z2580 processor along with 1GB of RAM. The ZenFone 6 packs a 13MP rear camera based on the PixelMaster technology and a 2MP front facing camera. Asus included their own SonicMaster audio technology within the device for enhanced audio experience. Available in four color versions like ZenFone 5, the ZenFone 6 is priced at $199.99 in the US.

Asus ZenFone 6 key specifications

  • 6-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 dual-core processor
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (will update to Android 4.4 Kitkat)
  • 1GB of RAM, microSD card support up to 64 GB
  • 13-MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE; WCDMA/HSPA+
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 166.9 x 84.3 x 9.9-5.5mm
  • 200g
  • 3230 mAh battery

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