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5.5-inch Asus ZenFone expected to be unveiled in January

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5.5-inch Asus ZenFone expected to be unveiled in January

Asus' ZenFone series of Android-based smartphones currently includes devices of three sizes: 4 inches, 5 inches, and 6 inches. There’s something for everyone, you may say. However, there are certainly users who’d find a 5-inch handset a bit too small, and a 6-inch one way too large. For them, Asus is reportedly working on a fourth ZenFone model.

As we told you not long ago, Asus intends to announce its next-generation ZenFones at CES 2015 in January. According to DigiTimes, a 5.5-inch variant will be added to the new product line. Interestingly, the website reports that Asus plans to aggressively promote the new ZenFones in the US. While only some of the upcoming handsets will feature LTE connectivity, all should offer enhancements related to design, user interface, memory, camera, and battery life.

Since the first-generation ZenFones are quite cheap (the ZenFone 4 costs as low as $100, while the ZenFone 6 can be bought for around $300), we expect the new ones to be affordable, too.

Earlier this year, Asus predicted that it would sell 5 million ZenFones by the end of 2014. Now, DigiTimes says that some analysts believe the company could ship 7.5 - 8 million units throughout the year. As for next year, it's said that the new and improved ZenFone line may help Asus sell a total of 16 million smartphones around the world.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 03 Oct 2014, 20:05

1. nctx77 (Posts: 1958; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Lol! Everyone all of a sudden wants a 5.5 incher. I wonder why? Everything Apple touch is GOLD!! To the robots, I didn't say they invented it,they just made it official. You know....just like paying with your phone☺️

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 20:08 12

2. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Wake up before you make these stupid statements and read up on who made these large display phones popular. Only one name you will come across will be Samsung.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 21:33

6. nctx77 (Posts: 1958; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Reread my post robot. Everything Apple touch turns to gold! There was no 5.5 inch Asus until now☺️. Apple made 5.5 official. Even the new HTC phablet is rumored to be 5.5. You mad bro?

posted on 04 Oct 2014, 01:46 4

9. androidwindows (Posts: 191; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


Typical ignorant iUser. 5-inch android phones have been popular for a long time. The note series alone have been sold millions of units.

posted on 04 Oct 2014, 17:26 1

12. ithehappy (Posts: 26; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


No he isn't mad, but you certainly are, however that's not unusual.

posted on 06 Oct 2014, 10:12

13. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


you sir are clearly do not know what you're saying. you're literally blind for saying everything apple makes, others will follow, dude your favorite fruit is doing the catch up not the other way around s2pid,

you seem your world revolves only with apple products to say such s2pid comment.

I pity you.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 21:24 9

5. hurrycanger (Posts: 1562; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


You're right. Apple made it official because after the Note 2 coming out at 5.5", other companies followed with that 5.5" size as well. Here are some of them: BLU Life Pure XL (2013), BLU Studio 5.5 (2013), BLU Studio 5.5s (2013/2014), LG G3 (2014), and iPhone 6 Plus.
Official. HeII yeah! That makes perfect sense.

All of the sudden everyone wanted an 5.5 incher... before Apple made one. :v

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 20:46 1

3. eman99 (Posts: 365; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


asus should offer more here in the states within the carriers

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 21:16

4. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


I think ASUS targets the emerging markets first. Given the price range, it has high demand and really hard to find here in asia. I also think they just want to build hype on their phones and gain some market share.

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 23:38

7. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


ZenFone 4 and 5 are always out of stock. ASUS doing the right thing. Take note HTC and SONY

posted on 03 Oct 2014, 23:39 2

8. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I mean ASUS' pricing, that's the right thing.

posted on 04 Oct 2014, 01:50

10. Suo.Eno (Posts: 498; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


"As we told you not long ago, Asus intends to announce its next-generation ZenFones at CES 2015 in January."

Well if it's gonna be January I hope Asus+Intel will be able to do the refresh with this:-
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2331046/mwc-intel-merrifield-smartphone-hands-on-review

Should be right on time assuming if Intel is done with their China side dealings.

posted on 04 Oct 2014, 12:15

11. B-power (Posts: 246; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


It would help if they will be released in Europe you can't find them anywhere .

posted on 22 Jul 2015, 03:35

14. farhad.ahmad30 (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)


Good luck Asus but I got another 5.5 incher by the name of iDROID King. It is made by iDROID USA, a USA based company as described by its name. It is way too cool just because of its sheer design - broad screen display and a powerful 13 MP rear camera with many more exciting features.

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