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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14 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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☺️

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 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.

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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?

9. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 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.

12. ithehappy

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

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

13. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 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.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 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

3. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

asus should offer more here in the states within the carriers

4. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 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.

7. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

8. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

10. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 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.

11. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

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

14. farhad.ahmad30

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 24, 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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