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ASUS ZenFone 5Q mid-range Android Oreo phone now available in US

ASUS ZenFone 5Q mid-range Android Oreo phone now available in US

One of the smartphones ASUS unveiled during Mobile World Congress 2018, the ZenFone Q5, is now available to purchase in the United States. As we previously explained, the Q5 is basically a "Lite" version of the ZenFone 5 model, one sporting a traditional (read: notch-free) design. The phone was announced alongside the ZenFone 5 and 5Z models.

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ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 is all about the battery life

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 is all about the battery life

Today, ASUS revealed the next phone in its ZenFone Max lineup. This new device is called the ZenFone Max Pro M1, and like the Max Plus, it's almost entirely focused on long battery life. In fact, it even seems like its mid-range hardware has been selected specifically to make the Max Pro last as long as possible on a single charge.

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ASUS ZenFone Max Plus M1 available now in the US

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus M1 available now in the US

Steering clear of both Samsung and Sony, ASUS has just announced a dizzying number of phones under its ZenFone line, almost all of them under the ZenFone 5 generation. And to make matters even more confusing, the Taiwanese OEM just announced a non-5 ZenFone model as well, one that was already launched late last year. But while the new ZenFone 5 phones are still coming, the not so new ZenFone Max Plus M1 is now available for purchase in the US.

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ASUS ZenFone Max Plus packs a 5.7″ display into a 5.2″ body

ASUS ZenFone Max Plus packs a 5.7″ display into a 5.2″ body

ASUS has taken the wraps off the ZenFone Max Plus (M1) smartphone for the North American market, saying this compact 5.7" handset will be available to purchase within the region starting next month for $229 USD. The phone will be offered in two color options: Deepsea Black and Azure Silver. The big selling point for this phone is its compact nature -- ASUS says it has squeezed a 5.7" display into a phone body the same size as typical 5.2" smartphones.

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ASUS ZenFone V is another odd Verizon exclusive

ASUS ZenFone V is another odd Verizon exclusive

Verizon has just lost its exclusivity with Motorola’s Droid series and with Sprint’s Essential exclusive as well as AT&T’s BlackBerry KEYone, the carrier might be in need of a new partner. It seems that the new partner is ASUS. After the now practically useless, thanks to Google’s own ARCore, ZenFone AR, Verizon and ASUS have apparently collaborated on a never before seen ZenFone V. And while it might not be the ZenFone 5, it could very well be the ZenFone 3.5.

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You can now buy an ASUS ZenFone 4 Max in the US, others to follow

You can now buy an ASUS ZenFone 4 Max in the US, others to follow

At IFA 2017 earlier this month, ASUS inundated the crowd with not one, not even two, but six ZenFone 4 models to choose from. Fortunately for US consumers, they only need to bother with four of them. At least for now. ASUS has formally announced the launch of its new ZenFone 4 line of smartphones, but it happily isn't dumping them all at the same time. It is starting off with the ZenFone 4 Max today, with the rest of the fleet to follow in the next quarter.

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ASUS ZenFone AR Tango Phone Review

ASUS ZenFone AR Tango Phone Review

This is SlashGear's ASUS ZenFone AR Review - complete with Google Tango onboard. This is a review of both the device and the AR - reviewed together and separately. While the device's full worth does take Tango into account, we've also considered the idea that a consumer might not end up using the AR features here as often as they thought they might. With a fine software build and hardware that's quite top-notch, it wasn't difficult to look beyond the hype.

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ZenFone 3 will eventually get Android O but you don’t have to wait

ZenFone 3 will eventually get Android O but you don’t have to wait

ASUS’ launch of the ZenFone 4 series just a week before Google is expected to launch Android 8.0 “O” has naturally brought questions of updates. While it is definitely expected that the ZenFone 4 will get Android O, the same can’t be said for last year’s ZenFone 3 line. In its press conference, ASUS assured fans that ZenFone 3 will not only be upgraded to Android O but will also get the its new ZenUI 4.0. There still, however, is the question of when. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait for ASUS to get its act together. With a bit of daring, you can unlock your ZenFone bootloader and be on your way to installing custom ROMs, including future Android 8.0 ROMs.

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ASUS Zenfone AR: 5 reasons you want this phone

ASUS Zenfone AR: 5 reasons you want this phone

The ASUS Zenfone AR is officially available to buy from Verizon, and you may be considering picking one up yourself. If you're still on the fence, take note: there's a lot to like about this phone, which was first launched back during CES 2017 (hands-on here). As its name suggests, this phone brings with it augmented reality capabilities, but what, exactly, does the phone offer to make it so appealing? Here are five key things.

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ASUS ZenFone AR pre-order starts, Verizon only

ASUS ZenFone AR pre-order starts, Verizon only

While Google and friends were taking their sweet time, Apple opened the floodgates when it released ARKit. It revealed the nifty things that can be created and experienced with nothing but a smartphone, the very same premise behind Google Tango and Daydream. While these two technologies existed for quite a while, they existed in different worlds. Those worlds are finally colliding in the ASUS ZenFone AR, which can finally be yours. That is, if you’re a Verizon subscriber.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 Max heralds 2017 flagship series

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max heralds 2017 flagship series

Almost all major Android smartphone makers have already revealed their 2017 cards, save for Motorola and ASUS. No, the ZenFone AR doesn't really count. ASUS has yet to announce its ZenFone 4 flagship but, while bidding its time, it already sent out its herald to prepare the way. The company just announced in Russia the first member of that family, the ASUS ZenFone 4 Max that is big in everything but its processor.

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This is when the ASUS ZenFone AR will be available in the US

This is when the ASUS ZenFone AR will be available in the US

It's not unusual for smartphones to launch a few months after they've been announced, but a six-month waiting time is next to ridiculous. But that is exactly what ASUS is doing with the ZenFone AR, which has yet to see the light of day in the market. Announced at CES back in January, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has revealed that it's going to take about a month more before this AR/VR smartphone lands in Verizon's shops in the US.

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