Asus already planning next-gen ZenFone Android smartphones

Asus announced its ZenFone family of Android-based smartphones at CES 2014 back in January, and it looks like the company wants to sell 5 million units by the end of the year. All three ZenFone models (ZenFone 6, ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 4) were well received in the markets where Asus launched them, being affordable while offering decent features. So we’re not surprised to hear that Asus is already planning a second ZenFone series.

According to Focus Taiwan, Asus CEO Jerry Shen said that the new ZenFone smartphones could be unveiled as soon as January 2015 (again during CES). Reportedly, the handsets will come with various upgrades related to design, user interface, camera capabilities, memory, and battery life. It’s not clear if the new ZenFones will have the same screen sizes as the current versions (4 inches, 5 inches, and 6 inches). We also don’t know if they’ll be powered by Intel Atom processors, like the first generation models. In any case, it’s said that only one of them will be a 3G device, the rest of them featuring 4G LTE connectivity.

Asus did not release its ZenFones globally, currently offering models in 11 countries. It remains to be seen if the new series will be more widely available.

source: Focus Taiwan


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