Asus India ZenFestival set for August 6th; entry-level ZenFone GO to be unveiled?

Asus India ZenFestival set for August 6th; entry-level ZenFone GO to be unveiled?
Asus Chairman Jonney Shih will be among those attending Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in Delhi on August 6th to participate in Asus India's ZenFestival. This will be the executive's first trip to the country, and there is talk that a new Asus handset will be unveiled during the event. That model could be the Asus ZenFone Go. Images of the entry-level handset leaked at the beginning of this month.

The ZenFone Go is expected to come with a 5-inch screen carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. A quad-core MediaTek CPU will power the handset, which will have 2GB of RAM inside along with 8GB of internal storage. An 8MP camera will be on back, with a front-facing 2MP snapper poised to snap selfies and handle video chats.

We also could see some Asus phones that have already been unveiled, become available in the region. One such model is the Asus ZenFone Zoom. This handset offers a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel density. Under the hood you'll find the 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 SoC, which includes a quad-core 2.3GHz CPU and the PowerVR G6430 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 128GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available for those who need additional memory.

The 13MP rear-facing camera is equipped with OIS, 3x optical zoom and zero shutter lag. This camera employs auto laser focus technology. There is also a 5MP front-facing camera with a Beautification mode that will provide skin softening and brightening, blush and color correction, eye enhance and cheek thinning. A 3000mAh battery power the phone, which has Android 5.0 pre-installed with ZenUI running on top. The unit supports 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.

Another model that might become available in India is the Asus ZenFone Selfie. This model comes with a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, protected by Gorilla Glass 4. A 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC powers the phone, containing an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside with 16GB/32GB of expandable internal memory. The Selfie's claim to fame is the 13MP front-facing camera on the device to help it shoot high quality selfies. That camera includes a 88 degree wide angle lens. The 13MP camera on back features an aperture of f/2.0, allowing it to take quality pictures even under low-light conditions. Both cameras have auto laser focus. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.0 is pre-installed with ZenUI running on top. The phone will be offered in various colors like Chic Pink, Aqua Blue, Glacier Gray, Sheer Gold, Glamour Red and Pure White.

source: TheTecholic

Related phones

ZenFone Selfie
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
ZenFone Zoom
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 2330 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. rsiders

Posts: 1956; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The ZenPhone Zoom has to be the biggest joke in history. You tease the device at CES I believe and not even have a working demo and no more information about the phone for months on end? Do better Asus.

2. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I know right? I got very excited for this exact phone at CES, but even after a half a year after the announcement, they haven't given us a single clue about what's happening with the phone. They have a great potential and they are just taking a crap on it literally lol. I just kind of think that they have ditched this phone and kind of hopes that everyone will forget it, because--- I don't even know. Why else would it take so damn long for this phone get to the markets. :/ Ehh, I'm passing on this phone I guess, unless it suddenly is available everywhere within a month, although which is kind of stupid to believe that would happen anyways ._. Meh.

3. rsiders

Posts: 1956; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yeah true but I think they missed a golden door of opportunity now. Since the release of the Galaxy S6 and LG G4 in terms of mobile photography, the bar has been set that much higher now. And unless the camera is truly good ,not just marketing hype good, it will be just another phone with a nice camera on it unless the software males a difference. Why even bother announcing a phone if you don't have a working demo and after literally half a year no real reviews have been done on the device since no one can get their hands on it?The one saving grace could be price.

4. DynamoDuck

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Asus CEO said in a video on that the phone will be released in September locally (Taiwan) and the following month worldwide. Just look for the terms "unbox asus zenfone zoom ceo" on Google. Obviously announcing a device so early is still questionable, but the device should be coming in over a month and from what the CEO says, it looks like they're making progress.

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