Asus turned a profit last month selling its handsets
The company expects momentum to continue in July with the launch that month of its new Asus ZenFone Selfie phone. The latter features a 5.5-inch IPS screen protected by Gorilla Glass 4, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC is under the hood containing an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. There will be a pair of 13MP cameras on both the back and front of the unit, and the front-facing snapper will feature a laser auto focus. This model should go for less than $300 and we could see it launched in the U.S.
Asus also looks to ship 8 to 10 million tablets in 2015, with help from a new line of Asus ZenPad tablets. These Android Lollipop flavored slates have Intel Inside.
Asus' ability to turn a profit is the opposite of what happened with HTC, which saw its streak of four consecutive profitable quarters come to an end with its latest earnings report. Blame can be placed at the feet of the HTC One M9, which has had a disappointing time in the marketplace.