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ASUS teases new ZenFone and ZenWatch for October 28 "Unlock the future" event

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ASUS teases new ZenFone and ZenWatch for October 28
After spending the heated September out of the IFA 2014 and Apple spotlight, it looks like ASUS is up to something. The renowned Taiwanese manufacturer of things with computers in them has revealed an event invitation for October 28, which will happen under the moniker "Unlock the future". 

Judging by the two teaser images, ASUS isn't referring to smart key locks, but rather to new ZenPhone and ZenWatch products. The first image depicts the bottom of a phone with a metallic finish and striking red band, while the second image shows a square-shaped smart-watch with an imposing metallic contour. Both images have the 2014.10.28 date on them. Props to ASUS for giving everyone an actual, and stylish clue about its upcoming products.

Although ASUS went low-key in September, it didn't miss the opportunity to take a jab at the month's biggest smartphone announcement. According to the company, customers can buy six ZenPhones for the price of one iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch screen. "Six ZenFones for the whole family, or one apple for yourself?" - it asked. This is made possible by the product's low price point. The lowliest ZenFone has a 4-inch display and starts at a little over $100 unlocked, while the beefiest model comfortably spars with the iPhone 6 thanks to a 5-inch 720p display, dual-core Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8MP rear camera. 

Hopefully, ASUS will bring its affordable smartphone to markets outside Asia.

source: ASUS Japan via GSMDome

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posted on 22 Oct 2014, 09:46

1. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

why does it say September on the watch face

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 10:59

10. Andreaslrp (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)

Yes, it says "3 SEPTEMBER" with a gray circle in the middle of the screen, and a red time indicator around 4 or 5.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 09:59

2. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

I really like the zenfones!!! Hopefully asus will keep the prices similar to the original zenfone! And hopefully still Intel inside! The second generation has qualcomm and i just don't like it that much! Qualcomm is good but it's overrated.... most of the phones are powered by their chips! Intel should make a move!

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 11:04

3. S.M.Talha (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)

You have forgot about this great thing from asus
A great competitor of chromebook having 12 hours of average battery life+dual band wifi+bluetooth 4.0+expendable storage upto 64gb+ stylish and portable design.
Priced at only $200.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 11:50

4. Wiencon (Posts: 2022; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

Hope it has Lollipop.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 15:58

6. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

It seems that Asus would have quick updates because they do make the two Nexus 7's and the Nexus Player.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 15:57

5. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

Hey, I think they reduced the bezels!

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 19:48

7. Af1rPA (Posts: 711; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)

I think they didn't reduce the bezels!

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 21:20

8. Finest (Posts: 90; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)

Hope it'll come out of the box with android L and a 64bit intel processor.

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 05:14

9. dimas (Posts: 2525; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

Might be revised 4, 5 & 6 running on Kitkat out of the box. Their updates on the first production got complains on battery drains and missing call options.

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