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

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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10 Comments

1. engineer-1701d unregistered

why does it say September on the watch face

10. Andreaslrp

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

2. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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!

3. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Phonearena! You have forgot about this great thing from asushttps://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/ASUS_EeeBook_X205TA 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.

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Hope it has Lollipop.

6. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

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

5. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Hey, I think they reduced the bezels!

7. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I think they didn't reduce the bezels!

8. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

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

9. dimas

Posts: 3296; Member since: Jul 22, 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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