New Asus ZenFone with Snapdragon (835?) confirmed for CES 2017


Asus will host a launch event in a couple of days, on January 4, at CES 2017. Not long ago, the company confirmed that we'd see a new ZenFone handset then, and today it's teasing the upcoming device once again. This time, Asus is letting us know that the smartphone is powered by "the world's best processor" - a Qualcomm Snapdragon, to be exact.

Most likely, Asus is talking about the Snapdragon 835 here. This is Qualcomm's newest flagship SoC that's smaller, and yet more powerful and more energy-efficient than the Snapdragon 820 from 2016. Qualcomm itself is getting ready to provide more information about the Snapdragon 835 at CES.

Asus also revealed that its new handset would have a dual rear camera. While the company hasn't confirmed this, the new device is probably a next generation ZenFone Zoom. It remains to be seen whether or not this is part of Asus' upcoming ZenFone 4 series. In any case, chances are that this will become the world's first Snapdragon 835-based smartphone. In addition to this powerful ZenFone Zoom, a more modest Asus phone with a large battery and Android Nougat could be unveiled this week.

We'll bring more details from CES 2017 as soon as they're announced, so stay tuned.
 

source: Asus (Twitter)

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6 Comments

1. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Its gonna flop like the Zenfone 3 unless priced fairly.

6. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Zenfone 5 was good, then zenfone 2 was better and lastly zenfone 3....

2. vasra

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Will be announced in January and actually ships in August. Overpriced and with a crummy screen and no software updates to speak of. Typical Asus. Why do they even try, it's beyond me.

5. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

agree about the software updates i went to custom rom because of their weakness with the zenUI

3. salami1980

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

If that will be zoom serious, it will be great, I got a chance to use the Zenfone Zoom and it was such a cool smartphone with nice camera and good screen. but there was issues with the Intel chip Apps compatibility & battery drain, not to forget the huge number of bloatware. Hope Asus will come with something good & if it is Zoom one I will get it

4. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

This phone gonna be great.

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