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Asus already planning next-gen ZenFone Android smartphones

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Asus already planning next-gen ZenFone Android smartphones

Asus announced its ZenFone family of Android-based smartphones at CES 2014 back in January, and it looks like the company wants to sell 5 million units by the end of the year. All three ZenFone models (ZenFone 6, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 4) were well received in the markets where Asus launched them, being affordable while offering decent features. So we’re not surprised to hear that Asus is already planning a second ZenFone series.

According to Focus Taiwan, Asus CEO Jerry Shen said that the new ZenFone smartphones could be unveiled as soon as January 2015 (again during CES). Reportedly, the handsets will come with various upgrades related to design, user interface, camera capabilities, memory, and battery life. It’s not clear if the new ZenFones will have the same screen sizes as the current versions (4 inches, 5 inches, and 6 inches). We also don’t know if they’ll be powered by Intel Atom processors, like the first generation models. In any case, it’s said that only one of them will be a 3G device, the rest of them featuring 4G LTE connectivity.

Asus did not release its ZenFones globally, currently offering models in 11 countries. It remains to be seen if the new series will be more widely available.

source: Focus Taiwan

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posted on 12 Aug 2014, 23:36 1

1. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1111; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I had hoped Asus would release their Zenfones here in the US because I thought they offered a great value for consumers. They would've also had the only 6 inch phone by a major manufacturer under $200. I think people who are shopping in the $100-$200 (no-contract price) range would love the option of being able to purchase a phablet with decent specs.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 23:38

2. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


They never offer the damn phones in the Americas....stupid move.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 23:50

3. realjjj (Posts: 361; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


They didn't had LTE and the market is small for off contract phones, they were better off not wasting resources with the US market.
And if you really wanted one,you can find it even on places like Amazon.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 22:09

8. ibend (Posts: 3533; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


as i know, intel processor that they use already support LTE, all they need to do is change radio part and increase price tag for about $10..
i hope they release zenfone2 globally, that way they can sold like 50million unit :P (they already crowned as best laptop manufacture for years for great durability at cheaper price)

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 23:54 2

4. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)


The only reason how the ZenFone 5 sold me was the Intel processor.

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 00:25 1

5. MacWiNux (Posts: 116; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


agree especially the 1.6 atom variant

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 01:14

6. khoadang (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Instead of releasing the next gen, asus could makes some good frimware for the currents, battery life becomes more and more suck! Camera is sh!tty

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 02:48

7. jayrwafu (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Aug 2014)


my Zenfone 5 lost signal, null IMEI, and unkown baseband... no one could fix it... please make a recovery tool first... zzzzzzzzzz

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