The ASUS ZenFone is a series of premium and high-end Android smartphones designed, marketed and produced by ASUS. It was announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ZenFone features the Intel Clovertrail+ processors and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and later upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat and also upgradable to Android lollipop in April. It started selling in India on 10 July 2014.
The ZenFone 4 is the 4-inch WVGA (800x480) TFT display model. The ZenFone 4 features a 1.2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2520 saltwell processor, a 5 MP rear & 0.3 MP front camera and 1GB RAM. However, ZenFone 4 does not have an LED flash unlike rest of the models in the ZenFone series.
The ZenFone 5 is the mid range of the series and includes a 5-inch 1280x720 HD IPS display. It came in of either a 8/16/32 GB of internal storage and up to 128 GB of external storage via exfat, this Zenfone features either a 1.6 GHz dual-core Hyper-threaded (dubbed Multicore) Intel Atom Z2560 processor or a 2.0 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 with the same Multicore configuration, an 8 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front camera.
This phone comes with 2GB of RAM in comparison to other models and features at a competitive price. However, some of the earlier productions of this phone came with just 1 GB of RAM.
This phone also comes as an A500KL LTE version with the same specs but with the CPU changed to a Qualcomm MSM8926 QuadCore 1.2 GHz.
The ZenFone 6 is the 6-inch 1280x720 IPS display model. The ZenFone 6 features a 2 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 processor, a 13 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The ZenFone 6 is equipped with 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory, it depends from the version, external memory of up to 64 GB, and 2 GB of RAM. Zenfone's released on April 11, 2014 ranging from INR 9999 to INR 16999 only. Comes with Intel Atom z2560 (1,6 GHz instead of 2,0 GHz of the original z2580 model) in Turkey, with sale price of TRY 800. The processor is equipped with a PowerVR SGX 544 MP2 GPU which enables users to play a variety of demanding games for instance Real Racing 3. Benchmark results of Zenfone 6 are average, however its everyday usage is smooth with almost no lag at all.
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The ZenFone 2 was announced at CES 2015 and is the first phone in the World to offer 4 Gigabytes of RAM. It offers a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS Display, 2/4 Gigabytes of RAM, a 64-bit Quad-Core 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 Processor or a 1.8 GHz Z3560 Processor, PowerVR 6430 GPU, a 13 MP Camera at the Back along with a Real Tone Flash, a 5 MP Front Facing Camera, a 3200 mAh Battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. It can be bought with 16/32/64 Gigabytes of Internal Storage and has a MicroSD Card slot which support cards up to 64 Gigabytes. It is priced around $199 for the 2 Gigabyte RAM version.
The ZenFone Zoom was announced at CES 2015 and along with ZenFone 2, its one of the first phones to offer 4 Gigabytes of RAM. The specifications are largely same as the Zenfone 2, with the exception of the Camera. It has a 13 MP at the Back along with 3x Optical Zoom and 12x Digital Zoom, Real Tone Flash, Optical Image Stabilization, and Laser Auto-Focus. It is priced at around $399 for the 2 Gigabyte RAM version.
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