Taiwanese tech titan Asus, that already has a presence in other electronics segments in India, has announced its entry into the Indian smartphone market with the launch of three attractively priced smartphones - the Asus ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5 and the ZenFone 6 at Rs 5,999 onwards.
Asus' smartphone lineup includes variants of the ZenFone range - from the 4-inch ZenFone 4 to the 6-inch phablet ZenFone 6. The Asus ZenFone devices are powered by Intel's Atom processors.
Asus Zenfone 4
Asus Zenfone 4 flaunts 4 inch display has modes 480 x 800 pixel resolution, The Zenfone 4 runs on Android 4.3 Jelly bean with chances of future Kitkat update. The software is customized with Zen UI which looks and feels similar to what is present on Asus fonepad.
Chipset used in Zenfone 4 is Intel Atom 1.2 GHz dual core Z2520 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 1 GB RAM. Internal storage of 8 GB is something we like in this price range. The storage can be further expanded to 64 GB using MicroSD card support
Imaging hardware is quite basic with 5 MP primary rear shooter and a VGA front camera handling your selfies and video chat. Other features include Dual SIM functionality (both micro SIM), 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. All this is packed in a 11.5 mm thin chassis available in Charcoal Black, Pearl White and Cherry Red colors only, Battery capacity sounds average at 1600 mAh, but Asus claims 10 hours of talk time and 192 hours of standby time, which is decent enough. All this at a very tempting price of Rs 5,999 only
There is one more Variant of Asus Zenfone 4 which flaunts 4.5 inch display the screen supports 10 point multi touch and also comes with corning gorilla glass 3 protection. Additional features are 8MP camera on the rear and VGA on the front. There is no LED flash. Rest the specification are same of the above, it has been priced at Rs 6,999 looks a Fair competitor for Moto E
Asus Zenfone 5
The Asus ZenFone 5 will comes two variants - 8GB and 16GB, and a wide range of colours - black, white, red, purple, and gold. The Asus ZenFone 5 features a 5-inch 720x1280 pixel IPS display, and is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor with Hyper-Threading technology (implying 4 threads), coupled with 2GB of RAM.
The smartphone has an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. The rear camera uses Asus's pixelmaster technology that combines hardware, software and optical design for best results
The ZenFone 5 will come running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box (with a guaranteed update to Android 4.4 KitKat) It comes with 8/16GB internal storage and has a microSD slot for expansion - up to 64GB cards are supported. Asus has included a 2,110mAh battery with a claimed talk of up to 18 hours. It comes with 3G, WiFi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and also has USB host support. The 8Gb Variant is priced at Rs 9,999 and 16Gb variant is priced at 12,999
Asus Zenfone 6
The Asus Zenfone 6 comes powered by Intel dual core ATOM Z2580 processor coupled with PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 GPU. It is a dual SIM handset running Jelly Bean 4.3 (upgradeable to KitKat) over a 6 inch screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.
There is 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and 64GB external card support. 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth are supported. Also included is a 13MP rear AF camera with LED flash and 2MP front camera. The smartphone comes with 3300 mAh battery. Zenfone 6 weight is 196 grams and is about 9.9mm thick. It is priced at Rs. 16,999.
All the Above Devices are Listed on Flipkart - Asus Zenfone Series
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