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Asus Announce Value-oriented ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 at CES

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 8 comments

Asus lifts the lid on three more phones.

As if two new Padfone devices weren't enough, Asus also unveiled a new line of smartphones focused on value and apparently fun colors.
Right now, there are three ZenFones in varying sizes. The ZenFone 4 has a 4-inch display, while the ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6 have 5- and 6-inch displays, respectively.

 

The ZenFone 4 is based on a 1.2 GHz Atom Z2520 processor with quad-thread hyper threading technology and 1 GB of RAM. It packs a 4-inch WVGA 800 x 480 TFT display. It also has a 5-megapixel camera, a puny 0.3-megapixel lens up front, and a 1170 mAh battery.

 

The ZenFone 5 boasts a 5-inch 1280 x 720 IPS display as well as a 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel camera up front, and a 2050 mAh battery.

  

The ZenFone 6 has a 6-inch HD 1280 x 720 IPS display, the same 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 CPU as the ZenFone 5, 1 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel camera up front, and a 3230 mAh battery.

All three phones run on Android 4.3 and are promised an update to Android 4.4 KitKat. However, there is a little custom UI going on here. For the ZenFone line, Asus is debuting a brand new custom UI called ZenUI. This comes with Asus' own chat and messaging applications as well as other pre-installed software.

No word on availability or price, but we'll let you know all about that and this new UI when we go hands on later this week.

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    8350rocks , January 6, 2014 3:16 PM
    Atom Inside = Epic Fail
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    sykozis , January 6, 2014 3:27 PM
    Again, what region are these phones intended to be released in?
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    ElMoIsEviL , January 6, 2014 4:23 PM
    It kinda, sorta, loosely resembles an iPhone. I smell a lawsuit.
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    Platinum Era , January 6, 2014 5:02 PM
    If the price is reasonable, then we have what the iPhone 5C should have been.
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    tendoboy1984 , January 6, 2014 5:34 PM
    The prices were already announced.

    ZenFone 4 is $99
    ZenFone 5 is $150
    ZenFone 6 is $199
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    hannibal , January 7, 2014 10:00 AM
    Hmmm With or without contract? Have do some google to fing out how good those atoms are. I was allmost sure that there were Windows phones when I saw atom prosessors inside :-)
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    tendoboy1984 , January 8, 2014 12:04 PM
    Quote:
    Hmmm With or without contract? Have do some google to fing out how good those atoms are. I was allmost sure that there were Windows phones when I saw atom prosessors inside :-)


    ZenFone 4 - $99
    ZenFone 5 - $149
    ZenFone 6 - $199

    Those prices are off contract.

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    hannibal , January 11, 2014 9:30 AM
    Not a bad prize!
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