Trip to GFX Benchmark site reveals switch to MediaTek's 64-bit LTE SoC for next Asus ZenFone

Trip to GFX Benchmark site reveals switch to MediaTek's 64-bit LTE SoC for next Asus ZenFone
While there was recent talk of a 5.5-inch Asus Zenfone set to be unveiled this coming January, a new smaller screened model, dubbed the Asus X002, recently paid a visit to the GFX Benchmark website. Thanks to that trip, we're able to pass along what appears to be a shift under the hood. While the Asus ZenFone 4, Asus ZenFone 5 and Asus ZenFone 6 all have Intel inside, the X002 features the MediaTek MT6732. This 64-bit chipset includes a 1.5GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and the Mali-T670 GPU. It also supports LTE connectivity.

Other features on the phone include a 5-inch screen with resolution of 720 x 1280, 2GB of RAM and an 8MP rear-facing camera. There is also some evidence that Asus might market this as a "selfie" version of the ZenFone since it will apparently be equipped with a 5MP front-facing snapper. Android 4.4.4 is pre-installed.

Check out an image that is allegedly of the Asus X002, branded with the China Mobile 4G LTE logo, and the specs from the trip to the GFX site. Both are awaiting you in the slideshow below.


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source: Mtksj (translated) via Oizoioi

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