ASUS ZenFone smartphone lineup debuted with Intel Atom processors

Jan 6, 2014
ASUS ZenFone smartphone lineup debuted with Intel Atom processors

ASUS has taken the wraps off the new lineup of ZenFone smartphones powered by Intel Atom processors: the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 5, and ZenFone 6. With these handsets comes a swath of colorful rounded mobile devices, all of them boldly bearing ASUS's branding and the newly-introduced ZenUI, a new user interface the company is rolling out with its smart devices.

As you can tell by the naming structure, the ZenFone 4 is the most diminutive of the batch, offering a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2520 processor with Quad-Thread Hyperthreading technology. There's a couple camera, with the rear one being a cool 5-megapixels, while the display is a 4-inch WVGA panel with a resolution of 800 x 480. Software is Android 4.3, and it'll be available in five colors.

From there, we have the slightly higher-end ZenFone 5, a visually similar smartphone with a 2GHz Intel Atom processor and a 8-megapixel rear camera with a BSI sensor and image stabilization. The camera in particular utilizes ASUS's PixelMaster technology, which is one of the model's bragging points. This particular model will be available in four colors: red, white, black, and gold.

Rounding it all out is the highest-end model, the ZenFone 6, a 6-inch phablet offering with a modest 720p HD resolution and a 2GHz Intel Atom processor. The Android version is likewise 4.3, and the memory is 1GB. The biggest difference is the rear camera, which is a high 13-megapixels, as well as the comparably larger battery to handle the bigger screen. There's no word yet on when these handsets will roll out, nor how much they will cost.

Asus ZenFone 4

Asus ZenFone 5

Asus ZenFone 6

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