Asus to launch ZenFone range of smartphones in India

By Silky Malhotra | Published 20 Jun 2014 11:51 IST
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  • Taiwanese manufacturer, Asus, will launch its ZenFone range of smartphones in India next month.

Asus to launch ZenFone range of smartphones in India
Asus to launch ZenFone range of smartphones in India

Asus is planning to launch its ZenFone smartphones in India next month. The company will launch the ZenFone models unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Computex this year.

Asus ZenFone 6 is its biggest model with a 6-inch HD screen. The device was unveiled at CES 2014, and runs Android 4.4 (KitKat) out-of-the-box. It has a 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 chipset and comes in 8, 16 and 32GB storage options expandable up to 64GB via microSD cards. It has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera.

The Asus ZenFone 5 unveiled at CES has a 5-inch display screen with 720p resolution. It runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and comes with two processor options- a 2GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 or 1.6GHz dual-core Atom Z2560. The smartphone is available in 8GB or 16GB variants with microSD expandable memory up to 64GB paired with 1GB and 2GB RAM, respectively. The ZenFone 5 has an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP front camera.

The ZenFone 5 model showcased at Computex featured a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor instead of the Intel chipset. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16 and 32GB storage variants. The remaining features remain the same as that of its predecessor.

The ZenFone 4, has a 4-inch display with 800x480 pixels resolution. It runs on Android KitKat and has an Intel chipset dual-core 1.2GHz processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It has 8GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD support. The smartphone has an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera.

Asus unveiled the ZenFone 4 at the Computex 2014 with a slight bigger 4.5-inch screen with 854x480 pixels resolution. The remaining features and specifications are the same.

Asus has launched the smartphone in the Chinese market while India is among the few countries where Asus will launch the ZenFone products unveiled at Computex. The devices are expected to be priced for the budget to mid-range buyers.

Asus may also introduce the MemoPad and FonePad products that will debut at the July 09 event. Asus already sells its PadFone and MemoPad voice calling tablets in India. The Taiwanese handset maker will face a heavy competition from Samsung and Motorola as well as domestic brands like Lava, Xolo and Micromax.

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