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Asus wants to sell 5 million ZenFones this year, ZenFone 6 and ZenFone 5 are available now

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Asus wants to sell 5 million ZenFones this year, ZenFone 6 and ZenFone 5 are available now
Announced back in January at CES 2014, Asus’ new ZenFone 6 and ZenFone 5 handsets are available starting this week - although it looks like only customers in Taiwan can buy the devices for now.

The ZenFone 6 costs around $230 (6,990 TWD) in Taiwan, while the ZenFone 5 is priced at $166 (4,990 TWD). Both were launched in Taiwan before being introduced in other markets because this is Asus’ home country. China is probably one of the markets that will get the new smartphones next. According to Focus Taiwan, Asus CFO David Chang “predicted” that 5 million ZenFone handsets would be sold around the world before the end of 2014.

The ZenFone 6 and ZenFone 5 run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to KitKat), and are powered by dual-core 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processors. The former model sports a 6-inch 720p display, while the latter comes with a 5-inch 720p screen. You can check out our Asus ZenFone 6 hands-on here, and our Asus ZenFone 5 hands-on here.

Asus also has a ZenFone 4, which features a 4-inch WVGA display. This is obviously cheaper than the other two ZenFones, and should be available starting this month, too.




source: Focus Taiwan

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posted on 10 Apr 2014, 23:06

1. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Seems pretty solid phones. Goodluck to them. :]

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 23:14 7

2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3080; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


These Zenphones deserve better sales than crap nokia x family.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:18 2

6. Johnnokia (Posts: 491; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Nothing crap here is only you ... Troll

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:25 3

8. Doakie (Posts: 1189; Member since: 06 May 2009)


No I agree with him. The Nokia X phones are garbage compared to the Zenfone line. No Play Store = no reason to be Android. Should have just released more Windows Phones.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:27 3

10. Manti123 (Posts: 108; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Nokia X is currently the most popular phone in GSMArena.
People have the choice.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:42

14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3080; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I would spend a bit more and buy a Moto G. From now on I wont buy anything from Shameless micronokia.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:53

32. buccob (Posts: 1372; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


They are second next to SGS5 in daily interest ranking...
Now as for User Rating ranking there are 4 Sony Xperia at the top...

The Nokia X is merely a novelty, but it is not a top player (in low end segment)...

Without Play Store there is not much to look for in the Nokia X...

Moto G, Sony Xperia M2, SGS4 Mini, Asus Zenfone 4 are all better choices...

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:28

11. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Lmao!

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:29

12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3080; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Rip grammar, sentence, english. I love how die hard fanboys like you support whatever your beloved company does. You are interesting species. Lol.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 01:16 1

16. Manti123 (Posts: 108; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


The same idiot crapberry fan has 3 usernames and bash in every article.
At least, change your miserable way of writing or modify the way you write your crappy username every time.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 01:27

17. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3080; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


lol manti my dog's name is manti. And this is my one and only account on PA. And look who's talking A big mouth who signed up yesterday and has started trolling like hell

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 01:34 2

19. Manti123 (Posts: 108; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I have been here for three years, but I encountered a problem in my account, so I created a new one.
Hopefully, your dog is cleaner than you

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 04:22 1

23. Killua (Posts: 262; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Nokia X is crap you fanboy.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:26 3

9. Manti123 (Posts: 108; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Nokia will sell (X family) 50 times more than Zenphone at least.. Because people love and trust Nokia

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:32

13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3080; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


The good ol' sh33p following.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 04:24 1

24. Killua (Posts: 262; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


Whatever. Crap is still crap.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 01:14

15. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The Nokia X family is crappy. I agree to it. But that's not cuz of the hardware or pricing, its because of the software it runs, i.e. Android, that can't handle 512MB of RAM & a 1GHz dual core processor, something which WP does like a champ.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 01:30 2

18. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3080; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


just like temple run 2 needed 1gb ram on wp. lol

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 01:57

20. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


What's the point of Temple Run 2 running on Android devices with 512MB of RAM when you can't play it without stutter or lag?

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 02:04

21. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3080; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


it worked perfectly smooth on my cousin's xperia sola with dual core cortex A9 and 512mb ram.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 03:15

22. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Unfortunately, it lags on my moms Galaxy Grand with a dual core CPU & 1GB of RAM. Maybe the phone's faulty.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 05:52

25. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3080; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Again BS. You know what you are just hell bent on hating android. My uncle has the grand underclocked to 1ghz(from 1.2) and it can still play asphalt 7 heat perfectly on low settings leave alone temple run 2. Temple run 2 is a low end game.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 08:08

27. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Again, I'm talking the truth. Temple Run 2 lags on my mom's Galaxy Grand. Subway Surfers also becomes unresponsive at times. I'm not hating on Android. I don't hate Android. I was previously an Android user.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 06:56

26. AfterShock (Posts: 2746; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Hey troll, you trolling again like you said you don't?
Liar.
Might read up on specs, as kk runs on low needs phones just fine, in fact that's what on it.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 08:09

28. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1900; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The biggest troll on the site calls others a troll. Nice...

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:28

29. AfterShock (Posts: 2746; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Not even 24 hours since you claimed not to do this, lol.

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 23:22

3. bkzebraphone (Posts: 36; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


Still waiting for the Asus Padfone X to be released....

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:05 3

4. AJtheAndroid (Posts: 26; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Us release?

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:19 1

7. Johnnokia (Posts: 491; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I wish soon

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 00:12

5. AfterShock (Posts: 2746; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Nary a word about lower bezel?

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:25

31. PressStart (Posts: 114; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


Thou hast not giveth a word of spoken bezel.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:22

30. PressStart (Posts: 114; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


Sweet. Now bring it to the US.

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