Asus ZenFone 6, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 4 to be launched in April

Asus announced its new Intel-powered ZenFone smartphones at CES 2014 in January, but it didn’t release any of them yet. Still, it looks like that’s going to happen soon.

According to Asus, the company is getting ready to officially launch the new handsets in April - at least in China. Reportedly, the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 will all be available in China starting April 11. They’ll run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at launch, but updates to 4.4 KitKat should arrive later this year.

The largest among the new devices is the ZenFone 6, which, as its name suggests, sports a 6-inch display (with 720 x 1280 pixels). Other features include a 13MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, dual-core 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable internal memory, and a large 3,300 mAh battery. The ZenFone 6 should retail for $200.

Next, the ZenFone 5 also has a 720p display, but this one measures 5 inches. The handset further features a dual-core 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal memory. It has an 8MP camera on the back, and a 2,110 mAh battery. It will be cheaper than the ZenFone 6, being priced at $150.

Naturally, the ZenFone 4 is the smallest among the three devices, offering a 4-inch WVGA display, 5MP rear camera, dual-core 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor, 1GB of RAM, only 4GB of internal memory, and a 1,200 mAh battery. This will cost around $100.

Customers interested in learning more about Asus’ latest handsets can check out our hands-on experiences at these links: ZenFone 6, ZenFone 5, ZenFone 4. Photo galleries are embedded below. 



source: Asus (Weibo - automatic translation not available) 



1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

those bezels makes me cry..

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

What's wrong with those bezels

3. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

um, like everything? The side bezels are literally larger than the iPhone 1's

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Why are you expecting a slimmer bezels on this low priced devices?

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I don't know why bezels are so vital for some people like you.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I was thinking someone would beeych. Myself, I think them phones look alright. Fresh looking.

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014


14. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Good spec for only $200 and people still complain? WTF!!! look at other brands, they provide sh*tty specs in this price range

18. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah..............If these are released in the USA at the prices from the Launch event of $199 for the Zenfone 6 I'm very strongly considering selling my Moto G and switching to the Zenfone 6. I look forward to seeing what Asus can do in this budget yet mid level specs race. But I'm definitely going to look like a weirdo walking around with a Note 3 and a Zenfone 6 in one pocket. I owned a Fonepad which I wasn't especially impressed with Asus' software or hardware build quality but it was good enough for me to consider buying one again. Now the grueling task of mulling over the idea of selling my beloved Moto G.....

19. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"Now the grueling task of mulling over the idea of selling my beloved Moto G....." ...and risk losing out your Moto G's currently fine and fast building up dev/custom ROMs' support, for the Zenfone 6's still risky play at that? Especially if your G's got that 8Gb extra buddy...

20. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I gave up rooting and ROMing back with my HTC Sensation 4G. After that I went to the Galaxy S3 and since then I've just been running Nova Launcher on non rooted phones. I pretty much only have a phone for about 6 months before I upgrade again unless it's a phone that doesn't have a clear upgrade like the Note 3. Currently I have a Note 3 and my 16GB Moto G. But I'm very torn on if I want to part ways with my Moto G, I really like that phone. However loving a phone has never stopped me from upgrading like when I went from my S3 to the Note 2 or my HTC One to my Note 3. I loved the prior phones and still decided it was time to part ways. I just think it would be cool to play more with this $200 bracket.

9. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Mmm, Bezelicious!

13. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

just STFU. These phones are cheap. Intel dual core with HT inside. The 5" one makes Samsung low-mid end phones look like overpriced junks

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2362; Member since: Apr 18, 2011


10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Still they look good.

8. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

They looked good on renders, then... ahhh... Well, the price range, I guess it's K.

11. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

wish it would reach our store at the same price, would totally buy zenfone 6 ^_^ also hope it beats xperia t2 ultra to the market so it can save me from that expensive phablet...

15. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

I will buy this.

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

i wpuld if had had the n3 specs

16. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would buy the 6 incher if it was compatible with Verizon. But i doubt it will be available in the us at all.

21. neetikasingh

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

The design of the phone compelled me to buy this phone. The phone has a beautiful black body with metallic finish which is the reason I carry it around in parties. The display screen catches attention naturally when I play any video on it. I am very impressed with my phone.

22. darshnikkumar

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

I believe Zenfone 6 has the best camera duos at its price. I have clicked some really interesting and beautiful pictures of nature during my travel trip. I really loved the fact that its 13MP main camera can take brighter pictures even at night which are highly detailed. The 2MP front camera is equally good in taking selfies.

23. ayushcheema

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Zenfone 6 has been my preferred gadget since I purchased it. I had already had a tablet before I brought this phone. Now I used Zenfone 6 most often than my tablet as its screen which is 6 inch wide displays HD quality impressive graphics. The cameras of this phone are another major reason I carry it around when I party. It clicks bright pictures at night. Nice phone!

24. hrishitakhanna

Posts: 1; Member since: May 07, 2015

It is the best mobile phone I have seen. It is easy to operate. Great in looks and features, I just adore it. Though it is big in size but handy so it gives you a great display, so that u can use your mobile phone for watching your cricket matches too.

25. navneetmore

Posts: 1; Member since: May 13, 2015

I don’t understand why people spend so much of money on iPhone and all when they can get all the features of high-end smartphone in an affordable range.. I find Zenfone better than any other phone, that too in a pocket-friendly budget.

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