Asus wants to sell 5 million ZenFones this year, ZenFone 6 and ZenFone 5 are available now

Asus wants to sell 5 million ZenFones this year, ZenFone 6 and ZenFone 5 are available now
Announced back in January at CES 2014, Asus’ new ZenFone 6 and ZenFone 5 handsets are available starting this week - although it looks like only customers in Taiwan can buy the devices for now.

The ZenFone 6 costs around $230 (6,990 TWD) in Taiwan, while the ZenFone 5 is priced at $166 (4,990 TWD). Both were launched in Taiwan before being introduced in other markets because this is Asus’ home country. China is probably one of the markets that will get the new smartphones next. According to Focus Taiwan, Asus CFO David Chang “predicted” that 5 million ZenFone handsets would be sold around the world before the end of 2014.

The ZenFone 6 and ZenFone 5 run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to KitKat), and are powered by dual-core 2GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processors. The former model sports a 6-inch 720p display, while the latter comes with a 5-inch 720p screen. You can check out our Asus ZenFone 6 hands-on here, and our Asus ZenFone 5 hands-on here.

Asus also has a ZenFone 4, which features a 4-inch WVGA display. This is obviously cheaper than the other two ZenFones, and should be available starting this month, too.




source: Focus Taiwan

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ZenFone 6
  • Display 6.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Dual-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
ZenFone 5 (A502CG)
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Dual-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2110 mAh

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32 Comments

1. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Seems pretty solid phones. Goodluck to them. :]

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

These Zenphones deserve better sales than crap nokia x family.

6. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Nothing crap here is only you ... Troll

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

No I agree with him. The Nokia X phones are garbage compared to the Zenfone line. No Play Store = no reason to be Android. Should have just released more Windows Phones.

10. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Nokia X is currently the most popular phone in GSMArena. People have the choice.

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I would spend a bit more and buy a Moto G. From now on I wont buy anything from Shameless micronokia.

32. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

They are second next to SGS5 in daily interest ranking... Now as for User Rating ranking there are 4 Sony Xperia at the top... The Nokia X is merely a novelty, but it is not a top player (in low end segment)... Without Play Store there is not much to look for in the Nokia X... Moto G, Sony Xperia M2, SGS4 Mini, Asus Zenfone 4 are all better choices...

11. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Lmao!

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Rip grammar, sentence, english. I love how die hard fanboys like you support whatever your beloved company does. You are interesting species. Lol.

16. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

The same idiot crapberry fan has 3 usernames and bash in every article. At least, change your miserable way of writing or modify the way you write your crappy username every time.

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

lol manti my dog's name is manti. And this is my one and only account on PA. And look who's talking A big mouth who signed up yesterday and has started trolling like hell

19. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I have been here for three years, but I encountered a problem in my account, so I created a new one. Hopefully, your dog is cleaner than you

23. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Nokia X is crap you fanboy.

9. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Nokia will sell (X family) 50 times more than Zenphone at least.. Because people love and trust Nokia

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

The good ol' sh33p following.

24. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Whatever. Crap is still crap.

15. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The Nokia X family is crappy. I agree to it. But that's not cuz of the hardware or pricing, its because of the software it runs, i.e. Android, that can't handle 512MB of RAM & a 1GHz dual core processor, something which WP does like a champ.

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

just like temple run 2 needed 1gb ram on wp. lol

20. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What's the point of Temple Run 2 running on Android devices with 512MB of RAM when you can't play it without stutter or lag?

21. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

it worked perfectly smooth on my cousin's xperia sola with dual core cortex A9 and 512mb ram.

22. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Unfortunately, it lags on my moms Galaxy Grand with a dual core CPU & 1GB of RAM. Maybe the phone's faulty.

25. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Again BS. You know what you are just hell bent on hating android. My uncle has the grand underclocked to 1ghz(from 1.2) and it can still play asphalt 7 heat perfectly on low settings leave alone temple run 2. Temple run 2 is a low end game.

27. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Again, I'm talking the truth. Temple Run 2 lags on my mom's Galaxy Grand. Subway Surfers also becomes unresponsive at times. I'm not hating on Android. I don't hate Android. I was previously an Android user.

26. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Hey troll, you trolling again like you said you don't? Liar. Might read up on specs, as kk runs on low needs phones just fine, in fact that's what on it.

28. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The biggest troll on the site calls others a troll. Nice...

29. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Not even 24 hours since you claimed not to do this, lol.

3. bkzebraphone

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Still waiting for the Asus Padfone X to be released....

4. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Us release?

7. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I wish soon

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Nary a word about lower bezel?

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