This Asus phone runs Android Nougat, features a 4850 mAh battery, and could be a ZenFone 4

This Asus phone runs Android Nougat, features a 4850 mAh battery, and could be a ZenFone 4
An unannounced Asus smartphone - model number X00GD - was recently revealed in China, and there are a few interesting things about it.

According to China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (aka TENAA), the X00GD runs Android 7.0 Nougat, so it could become the very first Asus phone to ship with Nougat out of the box. 

Also of note is that the Asus X00GD packs a big 4850 mAh battery and sports a 5.2-inch display with just 720 x 1280 pixels - this could mean that battery life is stellar.

Measuring 149.5 x 73.7 x 8.85 mm and weighing 169 grams, the new Asus smartphone is powered by an octa-core 1.5 GHz processor of unknown provenience, further featuring an 8 MP front-facing camera, a 13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash, and microSD card support. It looks like the phone has several variants - with 2 GB, 3 GB, or 4 GB of RAM, and 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB of storage space.

While we don't have evidence to support this, the X00GD might be a member of Asus' upcoming ZenFone 4 family, which is expected to debut in 2017 (following the ZenFone 3 series released this year).

Asus already confirmed that it would announce new ZenFone handsets at CES 2017 next week, so we might see this interesting X00GD then. We'll probably also see a new ZenFone Zoom at CES. Stay tuned!

source: TENAA



20. sabretigger

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Didn't they just launch the zenfone 3 zoom?

18. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

So soon?! Is the zenphone 3 a flop?

17. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

Remember when the US was the manufacturing king of the world? No. You young gentrified yuppies don't know anything about America before 2005. WE invented the integrated circuit at Bell Labs in NJ in 1969.... WE invented the first PC. WE invented the telephone! WE invented the first dial tone at Bell Labs, NJ. WE invented C and C++ to WRITE UNIX for the phone company. iOS is derived from UNIX. Linux and Android are derived from UNIX... NOW you corporate oligarchs have outsourced all you manufacturing jobs to Commie China!

16. E.Rehan

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 22, 2016

Asus had a unique design in Zenfone 2. They just ruined it in zenfone 3. Now it looks like zillions of other phones out there.

15. KingSam

Posts: 1551; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Probably a new zenfone Max

12. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Wide bezels, typical of Asus. This phone with a 5.2 inch display and 73.7 mm width is a millimetre WIDER than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with its 5.5 inch display!! Why so wide?? Comparing it with Huawei's P9, also a 5.2 inch phone, it is only 70.9 mm wide - nearly 3 mm less wide. The whole point of a compact phone is defeated by wide bezels. Asus makes their tablets with ultra wide bezels as well so I guess it's a company theme.

14. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 932; Member since: May 07, 2014

This is probably a low-end phone from Asus and low-end phones typically have boring designs and extra large bezels except low-ends from Meizu and Xiaomi.. Take a look at Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe, it is a great looking phone and the bezels are tiny compared to this thing.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Phone might look ugly but that battery life potential looks beautiful

10. dimas

Posts: 3465; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Looks like an oppo phone to me. Asus is having some kind of design identity crisis lately.

9. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Looks like Samsung Galaxy J7

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

All these specs and may be cheaper than the LG X Power out the box.

4. unmaskedfalesh unregistered

ugly one

3. torr310

Posts: 1736; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

it's a beast..

2. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

wow it looks like a $150 chinese phone

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Looks like iPhone?

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Looks like some cheap iPhone 6 and galaxy S4 hybrid lol.

13. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 932; Member since: May 07, 2014

It is probably some lowend phone from Asus, definitely not a Zenfone 4.

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

This could never be the ZenFone 4 just saying. This was suppose to be a comment, idk how it ended up here since I didn't click reply lol.

1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

And it'll still stay Nougat..... Like forever. Horrible software update got this company.

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